Mark Shaw (singer)
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Mark Shaw of Then Jerico, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1988
|Birth name||Mark Robert Tiplady|
10 June 1961 |
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, Britpop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Labels||EMI, Eagle, Murder Records|
Mark Shaw (born Mark Robert Tiplady on 10 June 1961 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England) is an English singer who formed the 1980s rock band Then Jerico, which he continues to front. Their last studio album was 1998's Orgasmaphobia.
In March 2012, Shaw announced that the original Then Jerico line-up were back together to perform their album Big Area in its entirety with a series of O2 Academy[vague] concerts in September.
A live album, Alive & Exposed, recorded in the summer of 1992 at The Grand Theatre, Clapham, London was released by Murder Records in 2000 under the 'Mark Shaw Etc., Then Jerico' banner featuring new song "Step Into The Light".
He is currently recording new material for the fourth Then Jerico studio album.
Shaw embarked on a new Then Jerico tour in 2012 with an original line-up of the band, made up of Mark Shaw, guitarists Rob Downes and Scott Taylor, bass player Jasper Stainthorpe and drummer Steve Wren.
On 12 December 2012, via the official Then Jerico website, Shaw announced details of a 2013 "Reprise" tour consisting of thirteen dates around the United Kingdom, culminating in a show at the Clapham Grand in London. The tour commenced on 7 May 2013.
As of February 2014 the 'original' Then Jerico called it a day, however lead singer Mark Shaw vowed to continue on with a new and improved line-up. to fulfill Let's Rock festival dates in May, June & July.
In 2003, Shaw appeared in the Reborn in the USA reality television series, but abruptly quit the show after just one day of filming. Shaw was interviewed by Channel 5 about his "brief but memorable"[this quote needs a citation] appearance on Reborn in the USA and the numerous reasons why he walked out of the show on their Most Shocking Talent Show Moments programme which aired in April 2011.
Shaw was the special guest DJ for "The Eighties Nostalgia: Resurrection" at The Lexington in London on 27 July and appeared live on-air on the Absolute Radio Christian O'Connell Show for his 1980s "Who's Calling Christian" feature.
On 11 November 2011, Shaw performed a semi-acoustic show at The Mercer, London.
- Almost (EMI, 1991)
- Alive & Exposed as Mark Shaw Etc. (Murder Records, 2000) (re-issued by Then Jerico Music in 2011)
- "Love So Bright" (EMI, 1990)
- "Under Your Spell" (EMI, 1991)
Then Jerico discography
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