Mahogany Rush

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Mahogany Rush
Also known as Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (1980)
Frank Marino (1980-present)
Origin Montreal, Canada
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, psychedelic rock, funk rock
Years active 1970–present
Labels Nine Records, 20th Century Fox Records, Columbia Records, Just a Minute Records
Members Frank Marino
Peter Dowse
Mick Layne
Josh Trago
Past members Paul Harwood
Jimmy Ayoub
Phil Bech
Johnny McDiarmid
Vince Marino
Timm Biery
Keith Christopher
Claudio Daniel Pesavento
Dave Goode

Mahogany Rush is a Canadian rock band led by guitarist Frank Marino. The band had its peak of popularity in the 1970s, playing such venues as California Jam II together with bands such as Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Heart.

The band is perhaps best known for Marino's soaring lead guitar which bears a strong resemblance to the playing of Jimi Hendrix. Long term members of the band have included founding bassist Paul Harwood and drummer Jimmy Ayoub, and Frank's brother Vince on guitar; Frank Marino is the sole continuous member of the band. In 1980, the group toured as Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, and after Ayoub left the group a couple of years later, it simply became Frank Marino, which is the name which remains to this day.[1] After a long absence, the band toured the United States in October 2006.


Current members
  • Frank Marino - vocals, guitars, keyboards (1970–present)
  • Peter Dowse - bass (1990–present)
  • Mick Layne - guitars (2000–present)
  • Josh Trago - drums (2004–present)
Former members
  • Paul Harwood - bass (1970-1982)
  • Jimmy Ayoub - drums, percussion (1970-1982)
  • Phil Bech - piano (1970-1974)
  • Johnny McDiarmid - organ (1970-1974)
  • Vince Marino - guitars (1980-2000)
  • Timm Biery - drums (1982-2000)
  • Keith Christopher - bass (1982-1990)
  • Claudio Daniel Pesavento - keyboards (1982-1989)
  • Dave Goode - drums (2000-2004)



  1. ^ John Bush, Mahogany Rush at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Billboard, Allmusic

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