Gass were an English jazz-rock/psych band from London that released the album Juju on Polydor in 1970, followed by a standalone single in 1971. The album features then-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green on two tracks. The band had previously recorded three 1965–67 soul-rock singles on Parlophone and CBS as “The Gass.” Their final activity was a collaboration with the cast of the UK stage production of Jack Good’s Catch My Soul.

Guitarist Bobby Tench enjoyed stints with the Jeff Beck Group, Streetwalkers, and Humble Pie during the ensuing 10-year period. Bassist DeLisle Harper did session work (Gonzalez, Paul Brett) and recorded four mid-1970s albums with the Olympic Runners. Keyboardist Derek Austin briefly joined the Keef Hartley Band and released numerous library albums on Jw Music, Amphonic, and Josef Weinberger Limited. He was also an in-demand sessionist, notably on the first two albums by Sheena Easton. Percussionist Godfrey MacLean was briefly regrouped with Harper and Tench when all three guested on the 1973 album Now Hear This by funksters Hanson.

Members: Bobby Tench (guitar, vocals, organ, percussion), Godfrey MacLean (drums, congas, vocals, percussion), DeLisle Harper (bass, percussion), Derek Austin (organ, piano, flute, percussion), Mike Piggott (violin, guitar)


  • “One of These Days” / “I Don’t Know Why” (1965 • The Gass)
  • “The New Breed” / “In the City” (1966 • The Gass)
  • “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” / “Jitterbug Sid” (1967)
  • Juju (1970)
  • “Something’s Got to Change Your Ways” / “Mr. Banana” (1971)
  • Catch My Soul (1971)

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