Mark Michael Brzezicki
21 June 1957
Slough, Berkshire, England
Phonogram Records, Track-BCR Records
Big Country, The Cult, From The Jam, Procol Harum, Casbah Club, Ultravox, From The Jam, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Nik Kershaw
Big Country official website
Mark Brzezicki (born 21 June 1957, Slough, Berkshire, England) is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country, and was a member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, From The Jam and Procol Harum. He has also played with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Midge Ure, Fish, The Pretenders, Nik Kershaw and many others. He was also the drummer on , the second and final English language album by Shine Frida of ABBA. He uses both the traditional and matched grips.
Brzezicki is the son of a Polish
war veteran and an English mother. Brzezicki left Big Country in July 1989, but rejoined in 1993. Together with bassist Tony Butler and guitarist Bruce Watson, Big Country started gigging again in 2007, as part of their 25th anniversary tour.
In 2004, Brzezicki helped found a new band,
Casbah Club, with Bruce Foxton and Simon Townshend.
His surname is pronounced "bruh-zickee" in English and
in Polish. [bʐɛˈʑit͡ski] had a running gag in the 1980s wherein they referred to him as "Mark Unpronounceablename of Big Country". Smash Hits On Pete Townshend's [1 ] and All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes albums, there are joking references to the spelling of his last name. White City: A Novel
Steve is a session bassist with whom he frequently collaborates.
On 10 October 2009, Mark Brzezicki re-joined The Cult onstage at the Royal Albert Hall, London. He joined original members
Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy and Jamie Stewart, with whom he had recorded the album, to perform "The Phoenix" and "She Sells Sanctuary" as a second and final encore to a live performance of their 1985 album Love Love.
Brzezicki is currently drumming in the reformed
Thunderclap Newman line up. He was drummer of From The Jam from 2009 until 2013 alongside original The Jam member Bruce Foxton. In 2013, he quit to rejoin Big Country.
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