Tony Hymas

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Tony Hymas
Genres Progressive jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments keyboards, Piano
Associated acts PhD, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Jack Bruce, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie

Anthony "Tony" Hymas (born September 23, 1943[1]) is an English keyboard player, pianist, composer and is well known for being a founding member of PhD He is a very versatile musician and contributes in different styles of music.

Tony Hymas started as a chorister at the Exeter Cathedral and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music.

He played with Jack Bruce in the Jack Bruce Band during 1976–78. He subsequently became one of Jeff Beck's backing musicians, first appearing on record with Beck on the 1980 album There & Back. Hymas would go on to work with Beck for over twenty years.[2][3]

His latest work is a compact disc with piano music of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie : Correspondances Erik Satie- Claude Debussy.


  1. ^ "Albums by Tony Hymas: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ Katz, Larry (March 17, 1999). Beck is back; Who's returned to rock including a stop at The Orpheum? Who else?, Boston Herald ("That somebody was Tony Hymas, Beck's longtime keyboardist. Hymas had written a bunch of tunes, many of which ...")
  3. ^ Tony Hymas Profile, Magna Carta Records, Retrieved May 21, 2011

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