Tony Bourge

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Tony Bourge
Birth name Antony James Bourge
Born (1948-11-23) 23 November 1948 (age 69)
Cardiff, Wales
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1967-1979, 1982-1990, 2013-

Tony Bourge (born Antony James Bourge, 23 November 1948, Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh musician who was the original guitarist for the rock band Budgie. He left the band in 1978. In 1982 he joined original Budgie drummer Ray Phillips, and formed Tredegar, with future members of Cloven Hoof singer Russ North and guitarist Andy Wood.

In 2013 Bourge returned to the music scene with a new album of songs called "Crank It Up". Artists such as Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains,[1] Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age,[2] and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden[3] list him as an influence.


  1. ^ Prato, Greg (1966-03-18). "Jerry Cantrell". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Josh Homme". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg (1960-09-04). "Kim Thayil". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29.