Brian Godding

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Brian Godding
Born (1945-08-19) 19 August 1945 (age 72), Monmouth, South Wales
Origin Wales
Genres Pop music, jazz rock
Occupation(s) Musician, session musician, composer
Instruments guitar
Years active 1964 - present
Associated acts The Grave Diggers, The Ingoes, Blossom Toes, B. B. Blunder, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, Magma, Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Centipede
Audio sample
"Blue Sun" from
Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue

Brian Godding (born 19 August 1945, Monmouth, South Wales) is a pop, rock and jazz guitarist. He was brought up, and has mostly lived, in London.

He has been a member of many rock, jazz and progressive rock bands, such as The Gravediggers, The Ingoes, Blossom Toes, B. B. Blunder, Solid Gold Cadillac, Magma, Centipede, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra and Full Monte.

As session or guest musician, he appeared on Julie Driscoll's 1969 album, Reg King's solo album, three albums by Kevin Coyne and Andrew Leigh's Magician album, as well as A Wish for a Season by Kind Hearts & English.

Godding is the brother-in-law of Julie Driscoll (now Julie Tippetts).


Regarding his 1988 solo album Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue:

"Intense jazz-rock fusion of the highest quality. Godding's guitar playing should please fans of McLaughlin and Holdsworth to no end. Heartily recommended to all fusion fans" (Dave Wayne, New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock)[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Slaughter On Shaftesbury Avenue (Reckless Records: RECK16, 1988)

As sideman[edit]

With Mike Westbrook

  • On Duke's Birthday (Hat ART, 1985)
  • Pierides (Jazzprint, 1986)
  • The Dance Band (Core, 1987)
  • London Bridge is Broken Down (Virgin Venture, 1988)
  • Off Abbey Road (Tiptoe, 1990)
  • The Cortège (Enja, 1993)

With Kevin Coyne

With Centipede


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