Gerald Masters

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Gerald Masters
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Gerald Masters' 1981 Album
Background information
Birth name Gerald Watkiss
Born (1955-02-17)17 February 1955
Wolverhampton, England
Died 5 February 2007(2007-02-05) (aged 51)
Shrewsbury, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, recording artist, composer, producer.
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 1977–2007
Labels Pye, Handshake, Island
Associated acts Flashman

Gerald Masters born Gerald Watkiss (February 17, 1955 – February 5, 2007) was a musician, solo artist and songwriter, achieving fame during the late seventies and early eighties.

After releasing four albums, produced by Tony Atkins, as a solo artist between 1977 and 1983, he continued in the music business working as a producer/writer with Island, working with artists including Andy Gibb, Neville Staples and The Equators. Following this work, he struck up writing partnerships with Aziz Ibrahim (Ex-Simply Red, Stone Roses) and Paul Beard (James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis). In 2006, Masters decided to write and release his own material again, under the name Rescue Party, a collaboration with fellow co-writer and producer Gareth Rhys Jones.



Artist Title Release Date Label
Flashman Flashman 1977 Pye/ Vanguard
Gerald Watkiss Purgatory and Paradise 1978 Pye
Gerald Masters Past Masters 1980 Precision
Gerald Masters Gerald Masters 1981 Handshake
Gerald Masters Music For A Living Room 1983 Metronome
Rescue Party Imaginary America 2006 AWAL
Gerald Masters Dreamtime 2010 AWAL
Gerald Masters Strike A Light 2011 AWAL
Gerald Masters Terminal Life 2012 AWAL


Artist Title Release Date Label
Flashman Tears 1977 Pye
Gerald Watkiss Hold On / If The Line Broke On My World 1978 Pye
Gerald Masters E.S.P. / Johnny Can't Work Any Faster 1979 Pye
Gerald Masters Falling / Purgatory and Paradise 1979 Pye
Gerald Masters Poor Little Rich Boy / Is It Me? 1980 Handshake
Gerald Masters I Love You So Badly / Too Many Dreams Were Broken 1981 Handshake
Gerald Masters In The Movies / Every Step That I Take 1983 Metronome
Bobby Perfect and the Good Guys Only Love Charlie Boy / Palace Stomp 1983 Crown Records
Mata On Your Bikes / Don't Look Now 1983 Savoir Faire
Gerald Masters Solidarność 2013 AWAL
Rescue Party A Darkened Love 2014 AWAL
Gerald Masters Change Your Heart 2015 AWAL

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