Tony Hymas

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Tony Hymas
Born (1943-09-23) 23 September 1943 (age 72)
Genres Progressive jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments keyboards, Piano
Associated acts PhD, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Jack Bruce, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie

Anthony James Keith "Tony" Hymas [1] is an English keyboard player, pianist, composer and is well known for being a founding member of PhD He is a very versatile musician and contributes in different styles of music.

Tony Hymas started as a chorister at the Exeter Cathedral and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music.

He played with Jack Bruce in the Jack Bruce Band during 1976–78. He subsequently became one of Jeff Beck's musicians, first appearing on record with Beck on the 1980 album There & Back. Hymas would go on to work with Beck, on and off, for over twenty years writing many tunes, e.g. 'Angel Footsteps' (original title 'La Veronese') and 'Brush with the Blues' (original title 'Les evade de la nuit').[2][3]

His latest works are CDs for Disques Nato: De l'origine du Monde (2010), Chroniques de resistance (2013), and, for Hope Street (Nato), an album with the band Ursus Minor I Will Not Take "But" for an Answer (2010).


  1. ^ "Albums by Tony Hymas: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ Katz, Larry (March 17, 1999). Beck is back; Who's returned to rock including a stop at The Orpheum? Who else?, Boston Herald ("That somebody was Tony Hymas, Beck's longtime keyboardist. Hymas had written a bunch of tunes, many of which ...")
  3. ^ Tony Hymas Profile, Magna Carta Records, Retrieved May 21, 2011

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