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3 May 1977 |
Highbury, London, England
|Genres||Blues rock, rock, blues|
|Associated acts||Ten Years After|
Gooch was introduced to jazz and blues at an early age. By thirteen, taking his music seriously, he enrolled on a course of classical guitar lessons. The disciplines he learned were good grounding for him, but he soon realised his interest lay outside of the classical sphere, and moved towards rock and blues. At first he was influenced by his childhood heroes, Larry Carlton, Steely Dan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy and later Frank Zappa. Gooch took over from Alvin Lee in Ten Years After, and later formed Hundred Seventy Split with bassist Leo Lyons.
In January 2014, it was announced that both Gooch and Lyons had left Ten Years After.
- SiRO – 1999
Ten Years After
- Now – 2004
- Roadworks (Live) – 2005
- Evolution – 2008
- Live at Fiesta City (DVD) – 2009
Hundred Seventy Split
- The World Won't Stop - 2011
- Hundred Seventy Split - 2014