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BIG TOM YARDLEY

 


 Musiker der Beat-Aera
Vocals, 2nd Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar


Model

casted by

 

GAD

Hardy Mutschler

Brody Casting

Silvie Brucklacher

Jürgen Altmann

Lutz  Schelhorn

Sabine Lingg

Blutsgeschwister

Discothek Tonstudio

PRINZ

 

and some more

 


Actor


TV-Serie "Pfarrerin Lenau"

Werbung
Nebenrolle in Spielfilm

 


Kunststudent an der P.Art

Freie Kunstschule


Designer

 

Schmuck   Parfums

Labels Logos

Brillen    HiFi

Unfug

 



 


wurde irgendwann in den 50ern südlich von London geboren.


In den Sechzigern war er dann irgendwann müde, auf die

Penne zu gehen und schnappte sich eine Bassgitarre.

Er nahm Unterricht und spielte nach 3 Monaten seinen Lehrer an die Wand.

Dann gründete er diverse Bands.

Nachdem eine Bassgitarre mit Verzerrer nicht zu spielen

ist, schnappte er sich kurzerhand eine Stromgitarre

und spielte fortan Leadgitarre.
Als ihn auch das langweilte, begann er als Sänger.

Nachdem er diverse nationale Bandwettbewerbe gewann,
tourte er durch Deutschland, England und die Schweiz.

 

Ende der Sechziger zählte er zu den absoluten Highlights und war der Local Hero.

Dann waren die Sixties vorbei und seine Musik nicht mehr angesagt.
Kurzum startete er eine Karriere als Fotomodell.

Parallel unternahm er Versuche als Schauspieler,
u.a. unter Rainer Werner Fassbinder,

mit dem er sich jedoch überwarf,

so dass es nach einigen Probeaufnahmen vorbei war.

Mitte der Achziger gab ihm die Punkmusik neuen Auftrieb
und er versuchte, an die Musik der Sechziger anzuknüpfen.

 

Yardley: "Ich machte genau die selbe Scheiße wie

20 Jahre vorher, bloß dass sie es jetzt Punk nannten.

Mir egal, solange es der Musik keinen Abbruch tut".

 

Schließlich folgten einige Werbevideos in den Neunzigern

und eine Nebenrolle in einer Fernsehserie.

Sein unverwechselbarer Sound – er spielt noch immer die legendäre Gitarre

mit dem Totenkopf und seinen Sechziger VOX-Verzerrer -

sowie seine charismatische Erscheinung machen ihn auch heute noch gefragt.

Die Gitarre ist auch heute noch auf den Studioaufnahmen

als 2. Leadgitarre zu hören.

 

 



 


was born somewhere in the Fifties South of  London.


In the Sixties he was tired of going to school and took a bass guitar. 


He took some lessons and after 3 months he

played his teacher with the balls to the wall.

`cause it’s impossible to play a bass guitar with a distortion booster,

he immediately took a guitar and played from now on Lead Guitar. 


Boring him, too, he started as a singer.


After winning some band contests, the Sixties meanwhile

were over and his music no more demanded.

So he started a career as a model.

 

At the end of the Sixties he wan an absolute highlicht an local hero.


In a parallel manner he took some efforts as an actor – 
after some stress with the directors this part was finished, too.

 

After that some PR-Movies followed as well

as acting on  TV Seriesin the Nineties.


In the mid of the Eighties he started music again and tried

to continue  the music of the Sixties.


His special sound – he still plays the legendary guitar

with the skeleton head and his

original Sixties VOX distortion booster –

and also his charsimatic appearance

still make him very demanded today. 

 

The guitar still ist to hear on the studio tracks

as 2nd Lead Guitar nowadays.

 

Foto:  Jürgen Altmann

 


The Bands


 

THE ORIGINAL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

1965


Tommy McCloud (Big Tom Yardley)   Vocals,  Bass Guitar
Temucin Atac                                                              Guitar
Wild King Davenport    (+)                                        Drums



THE FIRESTRINGS

1965/66

Big Tom Ryder (Yardley)           Lead  Vocals, Bass Guitar
Clyde Mc Feather                    Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Temucin Atac                                                 Rhythm Guitar
Wild King Davenport    (+)             Drums, Backing Vocals




THE BEATMEN

1966-1969, 1974-1979

Big Tom Yardley                 Lead Vocals, 2nd Lead Guitar

Clyde Mc Feather                   Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Temucin Atac                                                Rhythm Guitar
"Harpie"                                     Blues Harps, Percussions
Speedy "12 Fingers" Kline                                 Keyboards

Wild King Davenport    (+)            Drums, Backing Vocals

Giovanni Scandale   (+)                                           Drums

     (replaced King after his death)

Helmut Malue (and many others)                      Bass Guitar

 

  



URIAH HEEP feat. Big Tom Yardley

1967


Vocals on Studio Tapes

 



MC5

1970

 

with Big Tom Yardley on
2nd Lead Guitar in one concert

 



BIG TOM YARDLEY AND FRIENDS

1981


Big Tom Yardley             Lead  Vocals, 2nd Lead Guitar
Gary Tiger Malbrich           Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vinco Mountains            Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bert "Pianorider" Boll                                   Keyboards
Helmut "Basswutz" Malue                            Bass Guitar
Giovanni Scandale   (+)                                        Drums
Jimmy Kraemer                                                    Drums
(replaced Scandale after his death)                                

Axel "Metronome" Kaufmann      (+)                    Drums

Hendrik "The Gypsy" Bühler                               Drums

Sugar Phil                                              Backing Vocals
"Teenie"                                                Backing Vocals
and also for a wihile

Lord Ulli Günther                     Vocals, Backing Vocals

Johnny "Tex Tornado" Miller                        Saxophone

Klaus X                                                       Lead Guitar
Dave Ryder                                             Rhythm Guitar

Dirk Koppmann                                           Lead Guitar

Michael Kaufmann                             Piano, Keyboards

Katie "Blues Baby"                  Vocals, Backing Vocals

Stefan Mellmann                                          Blues Harp

 
and additional at Vogelsang Studios

Zlatko Ducbaba                      Keyboards and Engineer

 

Special thanks for digitally tape remastering to

 

Ralf Schübel  /  ADS Studios

Hendrik "The Gypsy" Bühler




Lead Vocals as Tour Vocalist

in several Bands

1986 until now

 


  

UNDERCOVER

2006
  featuring Big Tom Yardley

 

Vocals through their Tenerife Tour

 



BIG TOM YARDLEY GROUP

2007

Guitar at a One Night Jam Session

(Video available on YouTube)

 


 

2010

 

??? Well, we'll see !!!

 

 



  

 In Memoriam to Gone Friends

 

 

Nico

Brian Jones

Steve Marriott

Bon Scott

Alexis Korner

Johnny Paris (Johnny & Hurricanes)

Lord Ulli Günther

 

Wild King Davenport

Giovanni Scandale

Axel "Metronome" Kaufmann

Clyde Mc Feather

 

and also memoriam

 

Keith Moon

Manuela

Drafi

Roy Buchanan

Janis

Jim

 

We won't forget you

 


 

 

But The Beat Goes On

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Tom Yardley