Neil Hubbard

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Neil Hubbard
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Hubbard at The Three Mariners,
Faversham, UK. June 2008.
Background information
Genres Jazz, funk
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Bryan Ferry
Kokomo
Arrival
10cc
Tony O'Malley
The Grease Band
Carol Grimes
Bluesology
Roxy Music

Neil Terrence Hubbard (born 24 February 1948[ citation needed ]) is a British guitarist who performed with Juicy Lucy, The Grease Band, Bluesology, Joe Cocker, Roxy Music, Kokomo, B.B. King, Kevin Rowland and Tony O'Malley; and played on the original 1970 concept album, Jesus Christ Superstar .[ citation needed ]

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Hubbard was educated at King's School, Peterborough, where he was a boarder.[ citation needed ] He and another pupil were budding guitarists who built their own amplifiers using plans designed by a fellow boarder and electronics wizard named Wright. The duo would entertain their chums with renditions of songs such as Tommy Roe's "Sheila" and Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue".[ citation needed ]

Hubbard's association with Bryan Ferry began during the sessions that formed the Let's Stick Together album, where Hubbard played guitar on a re-recording of Roxy Music's "Casanova".[ citation needed ] Hubbard's guitar playing can also be heard on Roxy Music's Flesh and Blood and Avalon albums.[ citation needed ] He played with the band during the 1980 and 1982 tours.[ citation needed ] The 1982 tour can be heard on the live album Heart Still Beating (and also the live DVD The High Road). Hubbard also played in Ferry's band at Live Aid, the 1988 tour (available on the DVD, Bryan Ferry The Bete Noire Tour) and on the 1994–95 tour.[ citation needed ]

His guitar work can be heard on Ferry's Boys And Girls , Bête Noire , Taxi and Mamouna albums.[ citation needed ] The guitar solo at the end of Ferry's hit single, "Slave to Love", featured Hubbard. [1] [ failed verification ]

In May 2008, the 1970s jazz funk band Kokomo was temporarily reformed. With Hubbard were O'Malley, Mel Collins, Mark Smith, Adam Phillips, Andy Hamilton, Bernie Holland, Glen Le Fleur, Paddy McHugh, Dyan Birch, and Frank Collins. Franke Pharoah and Eddy Armani also performed.[ citation needed ]

Discography

With Eddie Harris

With Bryan Ferry

With Donovan

With Maggie Reilly

With Robert Palmer

With Joe Cocker

With Paul Young

With B.B. King

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