31st December 2013


As you may already know, Joe and Leo have left Ten Years After to pursue other musical activities. Chick and I will continue as Ten Years After with two new members whose names will be announced in the near future.

We’d like to thank all of you for your commitment and support over the years and hope that you’ll encourage the new Ten Years After line-up with the same enthusiasm in the future.

This was an amicable arrangement and all the musicians wished each other well in their chosen ventures.

29th August 2013

Leo's interview with Jim Sullivan is online HERE

Leo spoke to Jim during Ten Years After's recent USA tour

12th April 2013

A video interview with Leo and Joe at the Rother Blues stage

6th March 2013
I heard only a few hours ago about Alvin passing away.
It came as a complete shock to me and I have still not taken it in.
I feel very sad. He was the closest thing I had to a brother. We had our differences
but we shared so many great experiences together that nothing can take away.
I will miss him very much. He was an inspiration for a generation of guitar players.
Keep on Rocking Alvin.

Diary update from Ric - 5th February 2013

Blimey, it's February 2013 already and I hadn't noticed! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and all the very (belated) best for the New Year.

I'm still trying to find some 'live' gems to make up an album's worth of tracks. So far it's not proving easy, but I'll keep on searching through the archives until I find something worthwhile.

We have a new T shirt which is now on sale in the TYA shop.

Touring will be less frequent in the early part of this year, although there is a potential US tour in the pipeline for the summer and European touring begins intensively in September and continues until the end of the year. Keep an eye on the gig list for further news.

As always, thanks for supporting us so superbly and we look forward to seeing you all later this year.

Cheers, Ric

Ten Years After - Now

Diary update from Leo - 10th September 2012

Hi everyone!

How's your Summer been? I'm amazed how quickly it's gone by. I've been logging up air miles between Europe and the States.

TYA have played a number of one-off concerts and festivals throughout the holiday period and into September. We played Norway for the first time in recent years. It looks as if we'll be back in Scandinavia a little more frequently than in the past starting on 27th October with a festival in Varnamo, Sweden.

The band will be on an extended tour in November through to mid December and it will be great fun, as usual. There's even talk of some shows in South America next year but I'm not holding my breath on that one till I have my flight booked!

What else is happening? Ric has been in the studio finishing off his own band project. 'Ric Lee's Natural Born Swingers', and I know everyone is looking forward to hearing the finished record and catching some gigs.

Joe and I are on tour again in October with 'Hundred Seventy Split' and we too have been working on a new record which will be released early next year.

There are no new recording plans for TYA although Ric is still searching through live recordings for some un released gem. Several record companies are re mastering our back catalogue on CD and vinyl. From what I've heard so far the new cuts are like listening in front of the band rather than in front of hi-fi speakers. We'll keep you informed of upcoming releases.

That's my news. Stay well and thanks for your support!

Regards Leo

September 2012 sees the release of


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Diary update from Leo - 10th February 2012

What can I say about TYA that's not already been said? I find it amazing that we're still playing together as a band with only one personnel change in over forty years.

Last year the band played around fifty-six shows mostly in Europe with a short run to Canada for three festival dates. There are a number of shows planned throughout 2012 so keep an eye on our web site for ones local to you.

I'd like to thank all of you that come along time after time to support us, some old some young. Many of you have become friends over a number of years and we know your names but there are also many familiar faces we see every time out there in the crowd. Thank you for your enthusiastic welcome at every gig we play. It makes the journey worthwhile.

Many of you have asked about a new TYA record. There's no studio recording planned for this year but we are reviewing material already in the can to see what could be interesting to release. I'm keen on Vinyl these days. I'm amazed how much better the sound is compared with MP3s. I’m trying to persuade TYA to do something on Vinyl and it would be great to hear what you think about the idea for some vinyl releases from TYA as well as the usual CD.

Thanks from all of us for a great 2011. Hope to see you out there on the road over the next twelve months.

Regards Leo

Ten Years After - Now

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MARCH 2011

Sorry folks, we seem to have been a little sloppy in not posting anything on this site since 2009. The rest of the band and I send our sincere apologies.

2010 was a very good year for us and we played in several new territories. February, we played for the first time in Bucharest Romania to an ecstatic crowd in the Palastsaal. The show was televised and as a consequence we have been offered to tour there later this year.

Following on from Romania, we toured several cities in Poland that we had not visited before; again to fantastic reception from the audiences.

We also played two UK festivals this year, Linton in Herefordshire and Aberttillery in Wales.
Though not on the scale of some of the European festivals we have played, we attracted superb crowds.

The rest of the year was spent playing to many sold out venues in the rest of Europe.

2011 got off to a great start with sell out dates in Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. Our old friend, Don Powell, drummer with Slade, dropped by to see us in Silkeborg, which is where he now lives. It was good to see Don again and swap the breeze about the old days. Similar to me, Don is working on an autobiography and we both hope to have them available later this year.

Currently we’re touring France and it’s fantastic. Every date so far has sold out in advance and the audience reception is amazing. Thank you French fans!

As far as a new album is concerned, we hope to have a new 'live' offering of previously unreleased material available later this year.

Thanks from all of us to all of you who turned out to see us and we hope to see you, and your friends who may not have had the experience yet, sometime, somewhere in the not too distant future.

Cheers... Ric Lee


23rd December 2009

Twelve months have almost gone by and I just realized that even with the best of intentions I’ve only posted a news bulletin once this year. I apologize for that. The truth is that I’ve been enjoying myself too much to set aside time to write about what’s going on. Now I’m home for the holidays and have a little time to reflect.

Most of you will know that 2009 was the fourtieth anniversary of Woodstock. TYA have had a full schedule of gigs all over Europe. We also played our first major tour of the States since 1975. ‘The Heroes Of Woodstock’ tour was a great success and we’ve been asked to do another one in 2010. We also made a trip to Chile. I have had lots of emails from South American fans so I hope we can return there soon.

It’s always a pleasure to meet so many of you at our shows and it’s an opportunity to hear what you think about the band and which songs you’d like us to play. We’ll do our best to follow your suggestions whenever possible.

The long-awaited DVD was finally released; although not the one originally intended. The Luxemburg DVD had to be shelved because of technical problems with the filming. The new DVD ‘Live From Fiesta City’ is a recording made at the town festival in Verviers, Belgium. There’s also some interview footage and photos. Many of you have said you’ve enjoyed this DVD so in 2010 we’ll release another one with new material and some of the old songs you’ve requested.

On a personal note ‘The Bass Centre, London’ have produced ‘The Leo Lyons Woodstock tribute bass’. I’m lucky to have one and I’ve been playing mine since March. Some of you will probably have seen it and thought it was my original 1962 Fender Jazz. The new bass is an accurate copy of my old road-worn treasure and it plays great. Check one out if you have a chance. Perhaps I could ask the company to donate one for a raffle.

2010 starts for TYA with some shows in Switzerland and we’re on the road with confirmed gigs running through to the end of the year. Check our website periodically for updates.

It’s been a great year and I’m having the time of my life! Thanks to all of you for your support.

Kind regards

Ten Years After - Now

UPDATE: Soundclips from the new EVOLUTION album


is available from this website
from 19th
October 2009

is available now

Details HERE

We’ve been promising a new studio CD for the past two years and it wouldn’t surprise me if none of you believed me when I say it’s finished and ready for release; but it’s true!

The problem has always been finding time for rehearsals and recording in between our heavy touring schedule. This has been particularly difficult since we all live in different parts of the world; Ric and Chick in England, Joe in Wales and me in the States.

The new CD is called ‘Evolution’ and you can hear sound bites of the new songs right here on this page. You can order a copy directly, just one click away at our internet shop.

There was no producer; each band member had his own idea of how the record should sound and this is a mixture of those ideas. Lend an ear. We hope you like it.

The DVD release has been one slippery beast to tame. There were technical problems with our Luxemburg filming which made it unusable. We have three other separate filmed concerts and one of these or an amalgamation of all three is being finalized and mixed. We will release this as soon as possible.
Kind regards

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In Memory of Herb Staehr

I was saddened to hear that Herb Staehr, friend and author of the book
‘Alvin Lee and Ten Years After - A Visual History’ passed away
on Saturday 12th January 2008.
Herb can be seen sitting in the audience, front row, on the cover of
The Woodstock album but of course that was not his first gig.
He followed the band's career since the very beginning.
He was the band's historian. His book is the scrapbook we never kept
for ourselves and I will always treasure my copy.
In the past five years we’ve come to know him as a kind, intelligent and witty person.
He’s been a great supporter to all band members past and present.
We’ll all miss him but we won’t forget him.
I know I’ll be looking out for him at the next gig.
With condolences to his family from all of us.
Leo Lyons

Leo has taken part in an interview for
 Check out Joe's recent interview with Clyde Bradley of Classic Rock Revisited
and there is video footage of
Joe in Sellersville PA - HERE

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STUDIO CD - UK/Europe Release


Click on the album covers for tracklistings and soundclips

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