Pioneering British, Brit Funk Band Hi Tension.
1978 was a Great year for Soul Music, Hi Tension exploded onto
the scene from nowhere, and changed British Soul Rnb Music scene forever with killer dance floor Hit's,
Hi Tension British Hustle.
The first Tv appearance was march 1978 with a live session on the TV programme Black
Boy Bands similar to Hitension including Light of the World, Beggars and co,
Incognito, Central Line, Atmosfear, Haircut 100..and many more.
Hi Tension Promo 1977-78
Hi Tension the Real Story Coming Soon
Hi Tension Band Members
Jeffrey Guishard, David Joseph, Ken Joseph, Patrick McLean, Paul McLean, Paul Phillips, David Reid, Leroy Williams,
The band started as Hot Waxx in the early 1970s Which included Phil Fearon (Galaxy and Kandidate) and Lloyd
Phillips (Kandidate) brother of Paul in the early '70's before becoming the famous Hi-Tension. Who had major chart
success with hit tracks British Hustle, Hi Tension.
The band split in the early '80's with David Joseph pursuing a solo career.(You Can't Hide Your Love From Me), Joys
Of Life, Expansions Expand Your Mind Chris Paul Feat David Joseph
In 1984 Ken, Leroy and Jeff reformed the band (with other members David Joseph Paul Phillips on the recording
sessions) and released 'Rat Race' in 1984, and 'You Make Me Happy' (originally recorded by hi tension, written,
produced & arranged by David Pic Conley of surface) in 1985.
The group comprised:
Brothers Paul McLean (lead guitar/Synthesizer/vocals) Patrick McLean (saxophone/ vocals), Brothers David Joseph (keyboards / lead vocals) and Ken Joseph (bass guitar/ vocals), uncle and
nephew Jeffrey Guishard (percussion/ lead vocals) Leroy Williams (Congo’s), Paul Phillips (rhythm guitar / vocals), David Reid (drums), New Member Paapa Mensah (drums)
We'd like to thank Musicians Lloyd Phillips drums (album),
Guy Barker Trumpet (album and tour), Ray Alan Eko (album, tour) Courtney Pine (sax on tour) Ray Carless sax (album tour), Frank Tontoh, Drums (tour) Mike Halliday drums (tour), Jake Trombone (tour), Peter Thoms
Trombone, Tenor Saxophone - Bob Sydor more to follow
All the Producers that have worked on Hi Tension records- Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell, Kofi Ayivor, Biddu, Chris Cameron, Roy Carter, David (Pic) Conley, Glen Skinner
Engineers - Alex Sadkin, Godwin (bless the funk) Logie, Peter Walsh, John Dent
Adrian Booth more to follow
Island Record, EMI Music, Streetwave
www.hitension.com Brit Funk, Dance Music, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Rnb, Pop, Soul