Ten Foot Wizard
Ten Foot Wizard
Background information
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Stoner Rock, Hard Rock Heavy Blues
Years active 2009-present
Labels Beard of Zeus
Associated acts Wolfcrusher, Bisonhammer, Lostrites
Current members Adam Henry
Jonny Banyard
Gary Harkin
Emlyn Spiers
Past members Toby Byers
Matt Lawless
Dan Mucs
Glen Caskie
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Ten Foot Wizard Logo

Ten Foot Wizard are a four piece stoner rock band formed in Manchester in 2009.


Ten Foot Wizard were formed in Manchester, England in late 2009 with an original line-up of Gary Harkin (guitar & vocals), Dan Mucs (guitar), Glen Caskie (bass) and Toby Byers (drums). This line-up remained unchanged until 2012 when Mucs and Byers left the band to be replaced by Adam Henry (guitar} and Matt Lawless (drums).

In the early years of the band, Ten Foot Wizard considered themselves a side project; this changed when Harkin, Henry and former drummer Byers' previous band, Bisonhammer, split in 2012. With this new focus, Ten Foot Wizard's live appearances increased significantly, garnering them a reputation in the Manchester rock and metal scene for their solid live performances. In 2013, Ten Foot Wizard released their first album, Return of the Infinite, put out on their own independent label Beard of Zeus.[1] In 2014, the band played the Jägermeister stage of the UK's Bloodstock Festival. The same year, they also played at the Manchester leg of Karma To Burn and Desert Storm's UK tour. By the end of 2014, the line-up had stabilised as Harkin, Henry Emlyn Spiers (bass) and Jonny Banyard (drums). 2015 sees Ten Foot Wizard play at DesertFest London in The Black Heart.

Along the way, Ten Foot Wizard have played alongside many bands of the stoner rock scene, including Karma To Burn twice, Witch Mountain, Ovvl, Trippy Wicked, Wight, Widows, Iron Witch and Desert Storm.


TFW play heavy blues rock, blending classic bands such as Black Sabbath and ZZ Top with contemporary bands such as Clutch, QoTSA and The Misfits.


Ten Foot Wizard - Riff Fest, Alma Inn, Bolton UK 23-Aug-2014

Ten Foot Wizard - Riff Fest, Alma Inn, Bolton UK 23-Aug-2014

Ten Foot Wizard "Rise From Your Grave"

Ten Foot Wizard "Rise From Your Grave"

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  1. Ten Foot Wizard Bandcamp Return of the Infinite
V·T·E Ten Foot Wizard
Current Members Gary HarkinAdam HenryEmlyn SpiersJonny Banyard
Past Members Dan MucsToby ByersGlen CaskieMatt LawlessSeddy
Studio Albums Return of the Infinite
Associated Bands and Artists Wolfcrusher • Bisonhammer • Lostrites
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