Joe Gooch

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Joe Gooch
Blues Festival Suwałki 2009 - Ten Years After 05.jpg
Joe Gooch with Ten Years After at Suwałki Blues Festival, 2009
Background information
Born (1977-05-03) 3 May 1977 (age 39)
Highbury, London, England
Genres Blues rock, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts Ten Years After
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul

Joe Gooch (born 3 May 1977) was Ten Years After's most recent lead vocalist and lead guitarist.[1]


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 replaced Alvin Lee in Ten Years After, with limited success, 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.[2]

Album discography[edit]


  • 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


  1. ^ Reaney, James (13 July 2011). "Page following Downie lead". London Free Press. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ten Years After lose frontman and bassist". Classic Rock Magazine. 13 January 2014. 

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