Mark Shaw (singer)

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Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw of Then Jerico, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1988
Background information
Birth name Mark Robert Tiplady
Born (1961-06-10) 10 June 1961 (age 55)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Genres Rock, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels EMI, Eagle, Murder Records

Mark Shaw (born Mark Robert Tiplady[citation needed] on 10 June 1961 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

In February 2012, Rhino/Warner Bros Records digitally released the Then Jerico debut album First: The Sound Of Music.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

After the original Then Jerico line-up split in early 1990, Mark Shaw went solo releasing his only studio album, Almost for EMI in 1991.[citation needed]

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".[citation needed]

On 11 November 2011, Shaw performed a semi-acoustic show at The Mercer, London.[citation needed]

He is currently[when?] recording new material for the fourth Then Jerico studio album.[citation needed]

Shaw embarked on a 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] The tour commenced on 7 May 2013.

As of February 2014 the 'original'[clarification needed] Then Jerico called it a day, however lead singer Mark Shaw vowed to continue on with a new and improved line-up.[citation needed]

Acting roles[edit]

In January 1994, Shaw made his acting debut as Johnny in the London production of Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom by Daniel Abineri.[2]

Other activities[edit]

Shaw was the special guest DJ for "The Eighties Nostalgia: Resurrection" at The Lexington in London on 27 July[year needed] and appeared live on-air on the Absolute Radio Christian O'Connell Show for his 1980s "Who's Calling Christian" feature.[citation needed]

In 2003, Shaw appeared in the Reborn in the USA reality television series,[3] but abruptly quit the show after just one day of filming.[4] 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.[citation needed]

On 10 June 2012, Vintage TV aired a show hosted by Shaw.[citation needed] It aired another show hosted by him on 3 October 2012.[citation needed]



  • 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[edit]

Further information: Then Jerico § Discography

External links[edit]


  1. ^ First (The Sound Of Music)
  2. ^ "THEATRE / Ritual abuse: Paul Taylor sees a sin of commission at the Union Chapel – Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. 1 February 1994. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Then Jerico". Then Jerico. 27 February 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Joanna Wilson (19 September 2003). "The return of Then Jerico". BBC News. Retrieved 9 July 2010.