Guy Evans

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Guy Evans in March 2011

Guy Randolph Evans (born 17 June 1947, Birmingham) is an English drummer, percussionist and composer. He is a member of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator.


Whilst at the University of Warwick (1965–68), Evans played in the university band which was called The New Economic Model. The band, which mainly played American soul music of the 1960s, played at all the university dances and supported bands such as Pink Floyd and The Move. There is a picture of Evans with the rest of the New Economic Model in "Van der Graaf Generator – The Book".[1]

Evans has been a member of Van der Graaf Generator from 1968 until 1978, and since their reformation in 2005.

In addition to his work in Van der Graaf Generator, Evans has collaborated with other musicians, frequently with other (ex-) members of Van der Graaf Generator, as on The Long Hello project and in the K Group. He also works with a group called Echo City constructing "sonic playgrounds", outdoor constructions which can be used to make music, many for disabled children. Evans also worked for a number of years at Shape Arts in an administrative role and as a workshop leader.[2]

He has been the drummer in Subterraneans since 2002.


Band member[edit]

With Van der Graaf Generator:

With The Misunderstood:

  • Tuff Enough / Little Red Rooster (1969 single)
  • Never Had A Girl (Like You Before) / Golden Glass (1969 single)

With Echo City:

  • Gramophone (1987 album)
  • The Sound of Music (1992 album)
  • Sonic Sport 1983–88 Part One (1995 album)
  • Loss of the Church 1997 (1997 album)
  • Echo City (1999 CD single)
  • Single2000 (2000 CD single)

With Subterraneans:

  • Orly Flight (2003 compilation album)
  • Themes for Maya Deren (2004 instrumental album)
  • Soul Mass Transit (2006 album)
  • Live in Berlin (2008 album)
  • Eights and Rhymes (2008 instrumental album)
  • This Too Shall Pass (2011 album)


With Nic Potter:

With David Jackson and Life of Riley:

  • The Long Hello Volume Four (1982 album)

With David Jackson, and Hugh Banton:

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blues (1985 album)

With Peter Hammill:

With Big Buddha:

  • Buddhology – Revelations from Under the Encounter (1993 cassette only album)
  • The Dogford Chronicles (1993 cassette only album)


With Peter Hammill:

With Charlie and The Wide Boys:

  • Gilly I Do (1974 EP)
  • Great Country Rockers (1976 album)

With Footsbarn Present's:

  • The Circus Tosov (1980 album)

With Didier Malherbe and Yan Emerich:

  • Melodic Destiny (cassette only album)

With Mother Gong:

  • Robot Woman (1982 album)
  • Rober Woman 2 (1982 album)
  • Words Fail Me (1982 cassette only)
  • Live at Glastonbury 1981 (1982 cassette only)
  • Glastonbury '79–'81 (2005 album)

With Amon Düül UK:

  • Meetings With Menmachines Inglorious Heroes of the Past... (1983 album)[3]
  • Die Lösung (1989 album)
  • Fool Moon (1989 album)[4]

With Nigel Mazlyn Jones:

  • Breaking Cover (1982 album)
  • Water From The Well (1987 cassette only album)
  • Angels Over Water (1993 album)
  • Behind the Stone (2002 album)

With Peter Blegvad:

  • Knights Like This (1985 album)
  • U Ugly I (1985 single)
  • Special Delivery (1985 single)

With Frank Tovey:

  • Snakes And Ladders (1986 album)

With Kazue Sawai:

  • Eye To Eye (1987 album)

With Anthony Phillips and Harry Williamson:

  • Tarka (1988 album)


  1. ^ Christopulos, J., and Smart, P.: "Van der Graaf Generator – The Book", page . Phil and Jim publishers, 2005.
  2. ^ Unique Music.
  3. ^ "Amon Düül II* – Meetings With Menmachines Inglorious Heroes of the Past ... (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". 4 September 1982. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Amon Düül* – Fool Moon (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 13 October 2011.

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