Tony ‘TS’ McPhee
Tony McPhee was their at the beginning of the British Blues Explosion in the late 50’s early 60’s, having backed such greats as Champion Jack Dupree and John Lee Hooker. The Groundhogs were an iconic blues and progressive rock band characterised by improvised screaming guitar solos, which achieved several top chart albums (Thank Christ For The Bomb, Split, Who Will Save The World & Hogwash) through the 1970's.
Tony 'TS' McPhee is the talent behind 'The Groundhogs', and his outstanding writing and phenominal guitar skills have formed and pushed at the outskirts of British blues and rock for the last forty odd years. Despite the album success, The Groundhogs retain a cult status, you are either absolutely passionate about them or have never heard of them. Tony is a must for The British Blues Greats Award.
"In the late 60's the first wave of guitar idols were Page, Clapton and Beck. Bromham's past work should be re appraised as he clearly slipped through the net" (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC).
With this in mind the British Blues Greats Award is given to Del Bromham for his work with Stray over the last 45 years.