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Brian Godding

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Origin  Wales
Name  Brian Godding
Instruments  guitar
Music group  Blossom Toes
Years active  1964 - present
Genres  Pop music, Jazz fusion

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Born  19 August 1945 (age 70), Monmouth, South Wales (1945-08-19)
Occupation(s)  Musician, session musician, composer
Associated acts  The Grave Diggers, The Ingoes, Blossom Toes, B. B. Blunder, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, Magma, Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Centipede
Role  Guitarist ·
Albums  We Are Ever So Clean, If Only for a Moment, What On Earth: Rarities 1967-69, Pierides, Love Bomb - Live 1967-69
Similar People  Kate Westbrook, Jim Cregan, Mike Westbrook, Giorgio Gomelsky

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Brian Godding (born 19 August 1945, Monmouth, South Wales) is a pop, rock and jazz guitarist. He was brought up, and has mostly lived, in London.


He has been a member of many rock, jazz and progressive rock bands, such as The Gravediggers, The Ingoes, Blossom Toes, B. B. Blunder, Solid Gold Cadillac, Magma, Centipede, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra and Full Monte.

As session or guest musician, he appeared on Julie Driscoll's 1969 album, Reg King's solo album, three albums by Kevin Coyne and Andrew Leigh's Magician album, as well as A Wish for a Season by Kind Hearts & English.

Godding is the brother-in-law of Julie Driscoll (now Julie Tippetts).


Regarding his 1988 solo album Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue:

"Intense jazz-rock fusion of the highest quality. Godding's guitar playing should please fans of McLaughlin and Holdsworth to no end. Heartily recommended to all fusion fans" (Dave Wayne, New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock)

As leader

  • Slaughter On Shaftesbury Avenue (Reckless Records: RECK16, 1988)
  • As sideman

    With Mike Westbrook

  • On Duke's Birthday (Hat ART, 1985)
  • Pierides (Jazzprint, 1986)
  • The Dance Band (Core, 1987)
  • London Bridge is Broken Down (Virgin Venture, 1988)
  • Off Abbey Road (Tiptoe, 1990)
  • The Cortège (Enja, 1993)
  • With Kevin Coyne

  • Bursting Bubbles (Virgin Records, 1980)
  • Sanity Stomp (Virgin Records, 1980)
  • Pointing the Finger (Cherry Red Records, 1981)
  • References

    Brian Godding Wikipedia