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BunChakeze biography
UK outfit BUNCHAKEZE is among the bands that can trace their history back to another time and age. In this case the time machine takes us back to London in the early 80’s, and a young, promising band called Odin of London. They had good material and dedication to their art, but as live opportunities dried up Odin disbanded. A band without a venues where they can perform their material to an audience is a tad disheartening after all.

Colin Tench (guitars, synthesisers, vocals), Gary Derrick (bass, pedals) and Cliff Deighton (drums) decided to form a new band, Bun Chakeze. They met a guy who was going to rebuild his studio and he offered them studio time in return for a lot of help with building work. A great opportunity for them. All 3 of them worked very hard for many weeks and earned enough time to record an album. They started recording, even while the building was still in progress. Towards the end of the recording sessions they were joined by Joey Lugassy (vocals), and in 1985 the album was completed. No labels showed an interest at the time though, and Bun Chakeze went into a hiatus of sorts. When a remixed version were sent out in 1992 without any more interest the band went into permanent hiatus. Almost.

Fast forward some 20 years, and some of the musicians from back then, a bit wiser, somewhat older and no longer depserately working towards getting a record deal, decide that they want to preserve their old musical legacy.


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  • bunchakeze

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Is it Floyd? Ringo? Satch? A nob of pork? A 70s pop song with a moustache? NO!!! It's all of these but we know it as:

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Released on Melodic revolution! Colin BunTwiddle(BunChakeze)Guitars, Vic Porcnob(Unified Past)Drums, Gary RedDick(BunChakeze) Bass, Marc OhLord(Gandalf's Project)Keys Sonia Mota(Artwork)

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something screwed Colin Tench(Plink Twitbun)( Bloody Guitarist, silly noises and 3 ass. Victor Tassone(Vic Porcnob)( Drums(a whole load of different ones), percussion and silly noises. Gary Derrick (Gabby Reddick)( Fretless bass, Rickenbacker, Area 51 plectrums and that fab unison widdle at the end. Marco Chiappini(Marc Oh Lord)( Mellotrons, Hammond, Piano, Rhodes and who knows what else!

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • dckerley

    I just connected your band to the "Up and Coming Progressive Rock" group. Stop by and join and lets see if we can get this group off of the ground! Craig Kerley

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    If anybody wants the CD and that is still the best listening experience, just go here and buy it or email me and we'll work out the best deal and method of getting it to you! It's on CDbaby, Amazon, Tower records.. every damn where but find the cheapest option. I would!

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • alyth

    many thanks to Prognosis16 that introduced me to this, loving the album and fortunately able to listen to it at Spotify but i only wished i could order the cd without having an paypal-account :(

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Confirmed! Whose Dream? review and cover disc inclusion, this wednesday. CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG features Aethenor, Twelfth Night, John Young, Jebo, Liam Davison, Death By Orchestra, Talanas, Matt Stevens, Sean Filkins, The Curator and Bunchakeze. It can be ordered online MUCH cheaper if you look at this link:

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Classic Rock presents prog Magazine Who knew about this? Order the mag anywhere in the world, online and you'll get it at a fraction of the price and probably faster too!!!!

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Sonia_Kati

    The Deal is the most exciting and complex piece of the album for me! Flight of the Phoenix and Midnight Skies are also my favorites, both stunning instrumentals, great lyrics and good vocals :)) Your instrumentals are fantastic! Whose Dream? is my favorite album for 2010 without a doubt! I am hooked!

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    BunChakeze hit the top 100 of 2010 on a uk based radio station EKR and they called it the most extraordinary entry into this years chart. BunChakeze strike again and Odin will strike in 2011. Take a listen here , it's the actual transmission "The Deal by BunChakeze" " This station is awesome and you need to give it a listen anyway! It is linked with the most famous of them all.. Radio Caroline! If you're a band, go there, listen, talk to them and maybe get heard. It is all possible!

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Lemursman38

    Beautiful music!!!

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    For anyone doesn't know already. Whose Dream the CD is for sale anywhere in the world for a standard postal charge of £1 from our website. Very easy and sent the next day!

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Sonia_Kati

    BunChakeze is an incredible album, you've got amazing reviews from the music critic's! WOW Congrats on being number one album on ProgArchives and good luck :)) YouBloom song contest is a BIG FAT JOKE! They are misinforming the public, their competition rules clearly state that it is only for new and up starting artists. The Judges favor well established professional artists with backing from giant corporations!! I am angry and dumbfounded and demand they change their competition rules to YouBloom Competition between Professional Artists backed by Major Record Labels!!!!

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Sonia_Kati

    Eu adoro o BunChakeze, eles são um pouco parecidos com o Pink Floyd, uma das minhas bandas favoritas. Comprei o cd deles e não me arrependi, portanto recomendo esta compra a todos. As musicas no album inteiro são fantasticas e isso é muito raro hoje em dia para um artista ter um album com todas musicas boas. São excelentes, escuto a musica deles toda hora e não me canso de ouvir. Beijinhos para todos, Sonia

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Estela_Cps

    I do thank you! I was listening to the band for the first time and I was thinking, how the sound is epic and strong and how much I liked it :-)

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    I'm new here and I think you were talking about us. I hope so! Thankyou indeed Estela and I am sorry I cannot speak Potuguese. There will be a full review soon in Rio (International magazine, Laboratorio pop & Poeira Zine) This is good news!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Estela_Cps

    Muito interessante o som - épico, forte (eu achei, não sei se tiveram essa intenção); enfim, gostei muito! Ótimo grupo!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Estela_Cps

    Boys... :p

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • mz_

    Second. :D

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
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