|Birth name Tobias Boshell|
Name Bias Boshell
|Years active 1969-present|
Record label Columbia Records
|Born 20 July 1950 (age 65)Wye, Kent, England (1950-07-20) |
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar, piano, bass
Associated acts Trees, Kiki Dee, Barclay James Harvest, The Moody Blues
Music groups Trees, The Moody Blues (1990 – 2001)
Albums The Best of The Moody Blues, The Garden of Jane Del, A Night at Red Rocks with the C, On the Shore, 20th Century Masters
Similar People Celia Humphris, Kiki Dee, Paul Samwell‑Smith
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
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Tobias "Bias" Boshell (born 20 July 1950) is an English songwriter and musician, best known as the founder of the folk rock band Trees.
He was born in Wye, Kent, was educated at Bedales and the Royal College of Music. Tobias formed Trees in 1969 with Celia Humphris on vocals, Barry Clarke on lead guitar, Unwin Brown on drums/vocals, and David Costa on acoustic guitar & dulcimer. Bias sang and played bass, guitar and piano on their two CBS albums, The Garden of Jane Delawney (1970) and On the Shore (1971), and wrote much of their material. On the Shore was remastered in January 2007 and re released on CD.
After the original group broke up in the early 1970s, Boshell worked with Kiki Dee, writing her hit songs "I've Got the Music in Me" and "First Thing in the Morning," among others.
In the 1980s, Boshell became a guest musician for Barclay James Harvest, touring and recording with them. After he ceased to be a guest musician for Barclay James Harvest in 1987, he then moved on to The Moody Blues, becoming their lead keyboard player after the departure of Patrick Moraz in 1991. He stayed with the Moody Blues until their 2001 tour. He has also recorded with Sheena Easton, Kevin Ayers, Beverley Craven, Chris Farlowe, and Duane Eddy.