Terry Tezzah Harris
Guitarist, singer, composer Terry "Tezzah" Harris
was born, Terence William Harris, in Exeter, England. Playing acoustic
guitar from the age of 14 he quickly graduated to electric guitar and
formed his first group, BACK STREET CARNIVAL, with
his school friends Jon Roach and Mike
Many line-up changes later found Terry living in a commune and playing with STEERING WHEEL. It was around 1968 when Terry formed the first line up of the infamous CROAKY JONES a touring rock band who travelled throughout the UK. The mid 70’s found Terry living in Balham, London composing and playing with ABYSS.
The 80’s was a tough time for rock and although Terry recorded and gigged with many different line-ups it is a period best forgotten.
The 90’s heralded a return to better times. Firstly in the shape of STEAM, with the Neal Reynolds penned single Mother Earth making the airwaves. Then around 1994 Terry decided to, once again form a band, to showcase his writing and guitar talents. This time, simply performing as the TERRY HARRIS BAND and featuring Terry along with Ian Loud, Martyn Stroud , and Riaan Vosloo . With the release of Nothin' To Lose in 1996 and subsequent tours and line-up changes Terry found himself spending more time at his house in France.
A change of name to TEZZAH (Terry’s nickname) and the release of I Used To Be Jungle, But Now I'm Rock 'n' Roll in 2001 led to many more tours and concerts and an ever increasing fan base. Today Terry extensively tours Europe with a variety of excellent musicians.
Terry's hobbies include football (a Crystal Palace fan), fishing, red wine and smiling.
Terry Harris now shares his time between England and France and continues to record and tour with TEZZAH.
Gibson Les Paul(s)
Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky