Tony McPhee

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Tony McPhee
Tony McPhee of The Groundhogs at The Sir George Robey, North London 1991.jpg
McPhee with The Groundhogs, London, September 1991
Background information
Birth name Anthony Charles McPhee
Also known as "TS" McPhee
Born (1944-03-23) 23 March 1944 (age 73)
Humberston, Lincolnshire, England
Genres Blues rock, blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts The Groundhogs

Anthony Charles McPhee (born 23 March 1944) is an English blues guitarist, and founder of The Groundhogs.

The Groundhogs backed Champion Jack Dupree and John Lee Hooker on UK concerts in the mid-1960s,[1] evolving into a blues-rock trio that produced three UK Top 10 hits in the UK Albums Chart in the early 1970s.

McPhee has also released many solo acoustic blues records, as well as duets with Jo Ann Kelly. He is often credited as 'Tony (TS) McPhee'. He was dubbed TS by the producer Mike Vernon in the mid-1960s. Apart from the Groundhogs, McPhee has played with Herbal Mixture, the John Dummer Band, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, Tony McPhee's Terraplane, Tony McPhee's Turbo, the Tony McPhee Band and Current 93.

In 2009, McPhee suffered a stroke which affected his speech and ability to sing.[2]

McPhee's definitive biography and discography was published in 2012. Eccentric Man: A Biography & Discography of Tony (TS) McPhee by Paul Freestone. Incompetent Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9568652-0-5

Solo discography[edit]

  • 1966 Ain't Gonna Cry No More – Someone To Love Me
  • 1966 You Don't Love Me When You Gotta Good Friend
  • 1968 Me and the Devil
  • 1969 I Asked for Water
  • 1971 Same Thing on Their Minds
  • 1973 Two Sides of Tony McPhee
  • 1984 Razor Edge
  • 1991 The Blues And The Beast
  • 1993 Foolish Pride
  • 1996 Slide, T.S., Slide
  • 1996 Herbal Mixture-Groundhogs
  • 1997 Bleachin' The Blues
  • 2000 Live In Poland At Blues Express
  • 2004 Blues At Ten


  1. ^ Bruce Eder (1944-03-22). "Tony McPhee | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Official Tony (TS) McPhee & The Groundhogs Web Site". 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 

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