Tim Hinkley

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Tim Hinkley
Birth name Timothy Alan Hinkley
Also known as The Reverend
Born (1946-05-24) 24 May 1946 (age 68)
London, England
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Rock, soul
Occupation(s) Keyboard player, Singer, Arranger
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1964–present
Associated acts The Copains, Boys and Freeman Five, The Konrads, The Bo Street Runners, Humble Pie, Jody Grind, Hinkleys Heroes
Website www.timhinkley.com
Notable instruments
Hammond organ

Tim Hinkley (born Timothy Alan Hinkley, 25 May 1946, London) is an English singer-songwriter, Keyboard player and record producer. Hinkley started playing in youth club bands in the early 1960s with bands including The Copains, Boys and theFreeman Five. During this time he turned down an offer to join The Konrads which featured Davy Jones, who later changed his name to David Bowie. Other early associations were with The Bow Street Runners,[1] Chicago Blues Line and Patto's People.[2]

Hinkley recorded with many artists including Johnny Hallyday, Steve Marriot, Alvin Lee, Al Stewart, Roger Chapman, Humble Pie, White Snake, Dr.Feelgood, Roger Daltrey, Thin Lizzy and Alexis Korner.[1]

He was also a backing musician for Elkie Brooks and touring American musicians such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Lee Dorsey, Carla Thomas and Ben E. King. Hinkley also toured and recorded as a session musician keyboardist with other artists.[3] He recorded with boxer.[2]

In 1965 formed the Hammond Organ trio Jody Grind, with lead guitarist Ivan Zagni and drummer Barry Wilson.[4] The trio recorded two albums One Step On (1969) and Far Canal (1970), for the British record label Transatlantic Records.[1] He also recorded the album Bloodletting (1979) with the band Boxer.[5]

During this period he formed the touring jam band Hinckley's Heroes,[2] which comprised established U.K musicians, who were occasionally joined on stage by Phil Collins, Kiki Dee and Eric Burdon.[6] The line up of this band included Hinkley, Bobby Tench, guitarist Steve Simpson, Mel Collins, Neil Hubbard, John Halsey, bass player Kuma Harada and Joe Cocker. On 17 March 2015 the band appeared as 'Henry's Heroes' at a benefit concert for Henry McCullough, which was held at The Half Moon, Putney music venue. They were also the backing band for Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe, Andy Fairweather Low, Suggs and Bobby Tench.[7]

He founded the music library and songwriting company iDigtunes in the new millenium.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ a b c "Tim Hinkley discography". all.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "Patto/Tim Hinkley". pattofan.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  3. ^ Neil Berry (October 24, 1991). "Music: Monsters of Teutonic rock – Neil Berry on the sixties veterans whose legends live on in Germany". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Jody Grind biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Bloodletting". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  6. ^ "Hinkley's Heroes". fridhammar.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  7. ^ Kielty, Martin (20 February 2015). "Henry McCullough. Help at the Half Moon". classicrock.teamrock.com. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  8. ^ Mike Joyce (May 31, 1996). "British Blues, but Briefly". The Washington Post. 

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