Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music, Adam & The Ants, Vibrators)

Courtesy of Gary Tibbs LinkedIn Courtesy of Gary Tibbs LinkedIn

Courtesy of Gary Tibbs LinkedIn

By Thomas Semioli

A versatile slap, fretless, and fingerstyle player, Gary Tibbs’ funk-fusion fluidity consequently updated Roxy Music from an art glam ensemble into suave AOR outfit as evidenced on two exemplary platters: Manifesto (1979) and Flesh + Blood (1980).

Dig Gary on the title track to Manifesto https://youtu.be/nYeCn7deon0

Dig Gary and Roxy on “Trash” https://youtu.be/HZr5HpNm2TU

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Gary also anchored a version of Adam & The Ants replete with the obligatory tarted up New Romantic jim-jams, and also helmed seminal sides by Brian May, Corey Hart, The Vibrators, Kristy MacColl, and Hazel O’Connor, to cite a fringe few.

Dig Gary with the former Stuart Goddard “Stand and Deliver” https://youtu.be/4B2a6l6wM2k

Dig Gary with The Vibrators “Automatic Lover” https://youtu.be/_HWieMCKxt0