|Birth name||Timothy Alan Hinkley|
|Also known as||The Reverend, The Protector of the Pomeranian|
|Born||25 May 1946|
|Occupation(s)||Keyboard player, Singer, arranger|
|Instruments||Keyboards, organ, flute, percussion, vocals|
|Associated acts||The Copains, Boys and Freeman Five, The Konrads, The Bo Street Runners, Humble Pie, Jody Grind, Hinkley's Heroes, David Coverdale|
Timothy Alan "Tim" Hinkley (born 25 May 1946 in 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, Chicago Blues Line and Patto's People.
As a session musician
Hinkley recorded with many artists including Johnny Hallyday, Steve Marriott, Alvin Lee, Al Stewart, Roger Chapman, Humble Pie, Whitesnake, Dr.Feelgood, Roger Daltrey, Thin Lizzy and Alexis Korner.
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.
Jody Grind and Boxer
In 1965 formed the Hammond Organ trio Jody Grind, with lead guitarist Ivan Zagni and drummer Barry Wilson. The trio recorded two albums One Step On (1969) and Far Canal (1970), for the British record label Transatlantic Records. Hinkley also recorded the album Bloodletting (1979), with Boxer.
During this period he formed the touring jam band Hinkley's Heroes. The band comprised established U.K musicians, who were occasionally joined on stage by others such as, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, Kiki Dee and Eric Burdon. The line up of this band included Hinkley, Bobby Tench, guitarist Steve Simpson, Mel Collins, Neil Hubbard, John Halsey and bass player Kuma Harada.
On 17 March 2015, a variation of the line up 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.
- Al Stewart – Zero She Flies (1970)
- Alvin Lee – On the Road to Freedom (1973), In Flight (1974), Saguitar (2007)
- Esther Phillips – Black-Eyed Blues (1973)
- Alvin Lee – Road To Freedom (1973)
- Vinegar Joe – Vinegar Joe (1974)
- Chapman Whitney – Streetwalkers (1974)
- Johnny Hallyday – Rock a Memphis (1975), Phantasm (musical director)
- Snafu – All Funked Up (1975)
- Tom Waits – BBC Television Special (1975)
- Pete Sinfield – Still (1975)
- Humble Pie – Street Rats (1975) and The Scrubbers Sessions (1997) producer
- Snape – Snape Live (1976)
- Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)
- Bad Company – Run with the Pack (1976), Desolation Angels (1979)
- Joan Armatrading – Show Some Emotion (1977)
- Dr. Feelgood – Sneakin' Suspicion (1977)
- David Coverdale – White Snake (1977), Northwinds (1978)
- Whitesnake – Snakebite (1978)
- The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)
- The Who – Quadrophenia, film soundtrack (1979)
- Boxer – Bloodletting (1979)
- Roger Chapman and The Short List – Live in Hamburg (1979) as musical director and keyboardist, He Was, She Was (1982), Mail Order Magic (1980), The Riffburglar Album, Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun (1981) and Zipper (1986).
- Tim Buckley – Morning Glory (2001) and Once I Was (1999) bass guitar
- Alvin Lee – "Nineteen Ninety Four" (1994)
- Mr.Lucky – Satisfied: Live In The USA
- Tim Hinkley – A Little Bit Of Soul (2003) solo album produced by Dan Penn
- Lulu – DVD "Live" (2005)
- Heiri Muller – Footsteps (2005)
- Hinkley's Heroes – Hinkley's Heroes (2005)
- The Geoff Everett Band – The Quick and the Dead (2012)
- Lulu – musical director on Red Hot & Live: Soul tour (1989).
- Van Morrison (1984)
- George Harrison. Also co-wrote "Heart and Soul"
- Elkie Brooks, Shooting Star (1978)
- Korner/Thirup/Hinkley (1976–78)
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- Kielty, Martin (20 February 2015). "Henry McCullough. Help at the Half Moon". classicrock.teamrock.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Mike Joyce (31 May 1996). "British Blues, but Briefly". The Washington Post.