THEN JERICO (Acoustic) PEx LIVE Holborn London


Then Jerico Acoustic
Live and Unplugged
Then Jerico Acoustic return to Holborn Saturday 24th August for another exciting high-energy show that always delights the audience. Then Jerico lead singer, lyricist, songwriter, producer and founder member Mark Shaw (accompanied by solo acoustic guitarist Ollie Brum) will perform acoustic versions of fan-favourite album tracks and hit singles from all his studio albums including: ‘Let Her Fall’, ‘Muscle Deep’, ‘The Motive’ from the 1986 album ‘First [The Sound Of Music]’, and ‘Big Area’, ‘What Does it Take?’ and ‘Sugar Box’ from 1989’s platinum selling album ‘The Big Area [Outside]’, and ‘Love So Bright’ from his 1991 album ‘Almost’, along with a few surprises! Mark says “I absolutely love playing at Holborn and re-exploring my songs acoustically”. These shows always sell out so book early to avoid disappointment!
TJA will play 2 x 45 minute sets beginning at 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Standard tickets are £35.00 and 20 Exclusive VIP ‘Soundcheck Meet & Greet Experience’ tickets are available at £60.00 to watch the duo perform 2 songs at soundcheck and take a selfie with Mark (please arrive at 6pm prompt for this).

Saturday 24 August 2024 – 8:00pm




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SATURDAY: 30/11/2024
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FRIDAY: 06/12/2024
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SATURDAY: 07/12/2024
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Mark Shaw Then Jerico as Special Guest for the Gary Davies BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80s Blackpool


Delighted to announce that Mark will be Gary Davies Special Guest at The Blackpool Tower BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80s Live Night FRIDAY 24TH MAY.
He be singing three songs LIVE and VIP ticket holders will also be treated to a performance by T’pau/Carol Decker. Tickets HERE.



Mark & Ollie (Then Jerico Acoustic) invite you to join them for their annual Xmas Party Night @ Pizza Express Live, Holborn, London on Saturday 9th December. Exclusive VIP ‘Soundcheck Experience’ tickets available to witness Then Jerico Acoustic perform the last two songs of soundcheck and take a selfie with Mark (please arrive at 6pm prompt for this). Tickets: £35.00 each / Exclusive VIP Soundcheck Experience Tickets: £50.00 each. Purchase here.


Mark Shaw – Special Guest of Gary Davies on The Sounds of The 80s – The Live Tour, Nottingham & Woking


MARK SHAW will once again be DJ Gary Davies Special Guest on his Radio 2 / The Sounds Of The 80s – The Live Tour at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Friday 22nd September & Woking New Victoria Theatre, Friday 10th November. For more information & to purchase tickets please visit here.


‘ORGASMAPHOBIA’ 1998 Album Review – Scottish Music Network


Found this review for ORGASMAPHOBIA via Scottish Music Network.
‘All in all, the album, although polished in production and still retaining that ‘sound’ that was and always will be Then Jerico, is as close to proper rock music as we have ever heard from this band, and fulfils the promise that was there in the 80’s and is now being realised in the 90’s.’ Read the fantastic full review here.51EFDkvextL._AC_SX355_

Remembering The 80s with Then Jerico – The Beat Magazine


Mark-Shaw-promo-copyA lot of music fans will look back at the 1980s decade with fondness. The birth of MTV and the breakthrough of some of the biggest names in pop today were riding the airwaves and our screens with catchy pop videos to boot and, who can forget Live Aid?

Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Queen are just three acts who were hardly ever off our screens and radio airwaves. One such group at the tail end of that era was Then Jerico. Recently we caught up with their lead singer Mark Shaw to ask him about what he remembers about the 1980s.

Read Ian Wolley’s ‘The Beat‘ Magazine article here.



Delighted to announce 3 very special
in APRIL 2023
Please note*
This is NOT a tour.
These are 3 very special shows.
We will not be performing any other full band shows anywhere else in April so please do not ask.
planned for TBA DATES in 2023. Once we have confirmation of these we will share the news.

Then Jerico Acoustic Pizza Express Live Holborn, London 26.11.22 SOLD OUT


Delighted to announce that the Then Jerico Acoustic show at Pizza Express Live Holborn, London November ’22 is now COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! THANK YOU everyone who has bought a VIP/SOUNDCHECK EXPERIENCE ticket and/or standard ticket. We can’t to play for you! To add your name to the wait list for returns please contact the box office on: 020 7439 4962 / email:

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Music 4 Ukraine ‘Heal This Broken Land’ (Charity Single)


Music 4 Ukraine released the “Heal this Broken Land” charity single. 100% of funds raised will go to the children and animals in Ukraine devastated by the ongoing horrific invasion by Russia. The song is a re-worked version of The Adventures’ 1988 single Broken Land and features Mark Shaw Then Jerico Nick Heyward T’Pau/Carol Decker The Christians Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond) and Doctor & The Medics.

Please stream and download the charity single ‘Heal This Broken Land’ from your site of choice below.
YouTube Music Video:
(Mark Shaw pictured with Nick Heyward at the Royal Albert Hall, London, October ’22 for National Album Day’s 40th Anniversary of the Haircut 100’s album ‘Pelican West’)
The single has made is currently at No.40 on Mike Read’s The Heritage Chart. Please VOTE for the song here. It is FREE to do so and, takes less than 60 seconds. THANK YOU.310802633_641344150918365_6075854956285863543_n

THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC @ EXPRESS LIVE, Holborn, London, 26.11.22


Due to huge demand we’re delighted to announce that Then Jerico Acoustic are back at Express Live Holborn, London Saturday 26th November 2022 for another legendary high- energy, stunningly entertaining, atmospheric shows that never fail to enthral the crowd.

294686102_591361872583260_6421300928965524762_nThere are exclusive VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ tickets available to witness Then Jerico Acoustic perform the last two songs of their soundcheck and take a selfie with Mark (please arrive at 6pm prompt for this). Tickets: £35.00 each / Exclusive VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ Tickets: £50.00 each. Tickets/ Info CLICK HERE

THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC – REELING (Live @ Express Live 09.07.22)

THEN JERICO @ FOREVER YOUNG (Ireland) 16.07.22


“I had an absolutely amazing day and evening at this superb festival aid of Animal Welfare I.E. I loved every minute and I want to say a HUGE thank you to the brilliant promoter and veterinary expert Dr Sharon Alston and all of her fantastic team and to all of the dedicated, hard working, professional technical crew, all the hospitality staff, security personnel, all the ground staff and also the Garda for making it so very special and my heartfelt gratitude to the massively talented Musical Director Richard Brook and all of the incredible musicians in the house band for their simply phenomenal performances!” Mark Shaw

294655382_591476282571819_1240272277173499821_n“After my 7pm main stage performance on Saturday 16th July at the fabulous Forever Young Festival in Kildare, Ireland, I was invited by the lovely singer Brian ‘Freddie Mercury’ from Qween – (an absolutely AMAZING Queen tribute act) to join them during their set on the ‘Great Pretenders Stage’ at 10.45pm to duet ‘Under Pressure’ with them. They are SO musically talented, such great guys and so much like the real band that I just had to say yes! I’m so glad I did. They were the last band of an incredible day and 15,000 of the 20,000 audience stayed to watch. It was great fun! Thanks so much Qween!” Mark Shaw

295292523_590253892694058_7170333811899786775_nThere are lots of EXTRAS including loads of SELFIES with Mark at FOREVER YOUNG available to view over on MARK SHAW THEN JERICO FACEBOOK including a BEHIND THE SCENES video of Mark with QWEEN and much, much more!

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THE MOTIVE LIVE @ Forever Young Festival 2022


THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC Pizza Express, Holborn, London Saturday 9th July


THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC are excited to be back playing Pizza Express, Holborn, London and for another legendary high-energy, atmospheric, entertaining shows that enrapture the audience.

There are ONLY 2 exclusive VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ tickets left to witness Then Jerico Acoustic perform the last two songs of their soundcheck and take a selfie with Mark (please arrive at 6pm prompt for this). Standard tickets: £35.00 each / Exclusive VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ Tickets: £50.00 each available here.



Watch THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC perform THE LAUGHTER PARTY from the EXCLUSIVE VIP MEET & GREET at Pizza Express, Birmingham in March 2022 below.

THEN JERICO ‘confirmed’ 2022 LIVE DATES


Please to announce the following CONFIRMED THEN JERICO LIVE DATES for 2022 with more to be added soon and also, here is a brand new THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC LIVE version of WHERE YOU LIE from 2019.


Saturday 5th March 2022
Then Jerico Acoustic at Pizza Express Live
Birmingham B1 2HL (Stage time 8.30pm)
Tickets/Info here

Saturday 30th April 2022
Then Jerico (Full Band) at Northern Kin Festival
Main Stage) (Stage Time TBC)
Durham DH7 7DW Tickets/Info 


Saturday 9th July 2022
Then Jerico Acoustic at Pizza Express Live
Holborn London WC1V 6LF
Ticket link available soon!
Please check MARK SHAW THEN JERICO facebook page for updates.
Saturday 16th July 2022
Mark Shaw Then Jerico
*with the house band
Forever Young Festival
Kildare, IRELAND
(Stage Time TBC)
Tickets & Info HERE

MARK SHAW interview BEAT MAGAZINE (March 2022 Issue)


Just published is an edited online version of Mark’s forthcoming March edition interview with Ian Woolley at THE BEAT MAGAZINE Please CLICK HERE to access that.

Part #1 of the full interview will be on the podcast in March and published in the March edition of the printed hard copy and also the digital version of the magazine. Details on how to PRE-ORDER the magazine will be posted on the MARK SHAW THEN JERICO facebook page soon!



THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC return to Pizza Express Live,
Holborn, London on Saturday 18th December with their Christmas Party!


Christmas 2021 at PizzaExpressLive in Holborn means Then Jerico Acoustic!
Following their stunning, packed-house performance in September, lead singer, songwriter and producer Mark Shaw returns to play all his hit singles, selected album tracks and the entire classic album The Big Area (Outside) accompanied only by solo guitarist Ollie Brum.The sets will also feature a sprinkling of festive favourite Christmas songs written by their heroes including John Lennon and David Bowie.
There are just 10 x exclusive VIP ‘Soundcheck Experience’ tickets available to witness Then Jerico Acoustic perform the last two songs of their soundcheck (please arrive at 6pm prompt for this). Tickets: £35.00 each / 10 x Only Exclusive VIP Soundcheck Experience Tickets: £50.00 each. Tickets/Info here

THEN JERICO @ SINNER’S FESTIVAL, Belgium, 1st November


Belgium 1st NOVEMBER 2021
248441015_414115510307898_9189067249531158018_nWe are excited to announce Then Jerico are playing a full band show on Monday 1st November 2021 at Sinner’s Day Festival, Belgium. The band will be on stage at 4pm for a 45 minute set and a few tickets are still available.
The line up for this amazing 3-day Halloween celebration is superb and includes the legendary alternative electro pioneers DAF, Gary Numan, The Stranglers, Gene Loves Jezebel, Fields of the Nephilm, Jah Wobble, and a host of the very best Belgian Goth, Electro and Dark Wave bands over two separate stages.


Rescheduled Let’s Rock Dates & Forthcoming Acoustic Shows


Please note the NEW RESCHEDULED DATES for the forthcoming THEN JERICO appearances at 4 LET’S ROCK FESTIVALS this year. We’ve also included the 2 confirmed THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC shows in London & Birmingham.


Sat 7th August
Sat 14th August
Sat 11th September
Sat 25th September
Sat 2nd October
Sat 9th October



are delighted to announce two brand new shows in LONDON & BIRMINGHAM.
178803568_296761932043257_7689588359517472513_nLONDON HOLBORN Saturday September 11th
BIRMINGHAM Saturday October 9th

Regular tickets are £35 and we’re offering a very limited number of just 10 x VIP “Soundcheck Experience” tickets available at £50 to watch TJA perform 2 songs at the end of the soundcheck. Please note: the the current info on the HOLBORN Pizza Express Live ticket page INCORRECTLY states that there are Meet & Greet tickets available at £75 (which sadly is not the case) and at the present time we cannot offer personal Meet & Greets because all the venues are still under strict government health restrictions. However if you select the VIP ticket option for either show, you will be charged £50 for a VIP “Soundcheck Experience” ticket – but remember – VIP ticket numbers are strictly limited to just 10 per venue so they may already be sold out! If you have one of these exclusive tickets then please arrive at 6pm and you’ll gain access to the venue at 6.15pm (approx) to watch the end of our soundcheck. Please understand that we cannot offer physical contact or selfies at the moment (although we obviously hope that will have changed by September!). All tickets for these shows are all seated at tables and as those of you who have been before will know, these shows are intimate and unique. I’ll be performing many of my Then Jerico and Mark Shaw hit singles along with a number of selected album tracks and a couple of my favourite covers. Doors open at 6.30pm The show will comprise 2 x 45 minute sets beginning at 8.30pm (approx) and 9.30pm (approx). Regarding entry, at the moment I don’t yet know what government rules will be, so please contact the venues for any questions, but we will follow whatever guidelines are recommended to guarantee everyone’s safety.
I can’t wait to sing my songs for you all again!  Mark X





Mark Shaw:Then Jerico

The two Let’s Rock Festivals originally scheduled for May 👊
have now been rescheduled to:

Let’s Rock Norwich
Saturday 25th September

Let’s Rock The Moor Official
Saturday 2nd October

Also appearing at:

Let’s Rock Southampton Official
Saturday 10th July

Let’s Rock Shrewsbury
Saturday 17th July

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Exclusive Mark Shaw Handwritten Lyric Lockdown Selfie Prints


We are pleased to announce a Strictly Limited Edition run of 4 exclusive handmade ‘Mark Shaw Lockdown Selfie Handwritten Lyric Prints’ in A4 Size printed on 180 GSM gloss photographic paper and all personally created, written, numbered and signed by Mark Shaw featuring handwritten lyric quotations from SUGAR BOX in silver metallic ink and DARKEST HOUR in gold metallic ink.

Please note: no print colour / ink colour / lyric options or alternatives are available.

Personalised prints are not offered but each print is hand crafted by Mark and therefore unique (these are NOT copies).

Orders for these EXCLUSIVE prints can only be placed via this website & using this paypal link:

Prints are £50.00 each + P&P (£3.00 signed delivery in the UK / Europe £5.00/ ROW £10.00). Please allow a 28 day turn around on orders placed.

*Please note these 2 songs will not be available on Mark Shaw’s forthcoming Patreon Campaign*

Please be sure to include your order request details via the ‘Comment Box’ in PAYPAL – clearly stating which print number & relevant song title you wish to buy e.g:
Photo #1: = Darkest Hour Print 1
Photo #2: = Darkest Hour Print 2
Photo #3: = Sugar Box Print 1
Photo #4: = Sugar Box Print 2

(Please use the numbered images below as a guide).


 SUGAR BOX (Print One)
 SUGAR BOX (Print Two)



Here is the OFFICIAL VIDEO to accompany the brand new THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC version of THE HAPPENING ft. DeeRal. The song was specially re-recorded for the HELP MUSICIANS UK CHARITY &, received an EXCLUSIVE SHOWING on the SKY TV show MEMORY LANE 80s which aired Saturday January 30th (repeated Feb 5th).

The new acoustic version will also be released as a digital download single in the next few weeks with ALL PROCEEDS going to HMUK. Release TBC. Details will be published here as soon as we have them.

MARK SHAW THEN JERICO Featured Artist on SKY TVs MEMORY LANE 80s Show Saturday 30th Jan


This Saturday 30th Jan @ 9pm Mark Shaw (Then Jerico) is the featured artist on Sky Tvs MEMORY LANE 80s Show. Mark will be chatting to Haley Palmer about his plans for 2021 &, the show will feature an EXCLUSIVE NEW ACOUSTIC VIDEO performance of ‘The Happening’ ft.Dee Ral – which was recorded for the HELP MUSICIANS UK charity. Channel details: SKY TV 365 / FREESAT 516 / CONNECTED FREEVIEW 264

Big Area gets it’s very own Tim’s Twitter Listening Party


We are delighted to announce that Mark Shaw will be co-hosting – with the legend that is Tim Burgees – a #TimsTwitterListeningParty for the THEN JERICO 1989 classic album The BIG AREA (Outside) on Boxing Day Sat Dec 26th at 9pm (U.K. time).

131027595_202740788112039_8483048056988395270_oAll details about how to join us will be posted here soon! Please FOLLOW Mark Shaw @THEN JERICO on TWITTER along with @Tim_Burgees & @LISTENING_PARTY. It’s going to be an OUTSTANDING EVENING! (KA)

Then Jerico PATREON


Mark Shaw Then Jerico are set to launch their very own
crowdfunding campaign SOON! It has been unavoidably delayed for several personal reasons, but Mark does hope to have it ready to launch by the end of this (December) month.
The concept of Patreon is to offer THEN JERICO followers unique,exciting,exclusive musical & visual content, including live performances,video chats & webscasts, bespoke offers and initiatives of the highest quality that I Mark can create, supported by monthly subscriptions at several different level price tiers and / or one-off payments – which will allow me to continue my work as an artist through the next few months until May 2021 when MARK SHAW THEN JERICO be performing LIVE CONCERTS again!
In the meantime,while Mark is in the process of creating the campaign content and designing and co-ordinating the page and, having followed the example of thousands of other musicians (and the advice of Spotify) he has set up a PayPal.Me link for any of you who feel that you’d like to contribute to my creativity and can afford to begin crowdfunding now.123599356_179330593786392_2908834506689204094_n

Mark would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who’ve already supported him in this, and for anyone who feels similarly inclined, then please just click the link above
(but please don’t feel obliged).Thank you for your help!



Pizza Express Live are delighted to welcome Mark Shaw:Then Jerico Acoustic to Holborn, London Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March 2019.

With a strong catalogue of hits including: Fault (1985), Muscle Deep (1986), Let Her Fall (1986), Prairie Rose (1987), Muscle Deep (1987), The Motive (which was the highest played record on BBC Radio One in 1987) from the Gold debut album First (The Sound of Music).

In 1989 Big Area ,What Does It Take? featuring Belinda Carlisle and Sugar Box from the band’s second album The Big Area (Outside), which sold over 100,000 copies within 40 minutes of release, attaining Gold and Platinum status and cementing their reputation as one of Britain’s best modern rock bands. The ‘The Big Area Tour’ in 1989 drew over 200,000 fans to their legendary, explosive live shows. (£35)

VIP Sound Check and Meet & Greet packages (£75) include: Premium seats at the front; Watch 2 songs at sound check; Meet & Greet + Selfie & autograph with Mark Shaw; Exclusive Then Jerico wristband.

TICKETS/INFO available here

Excellent response to THEN JERICO’s appearance @ THE GATHERING


The reaction to THEN JERICO’s ‘special guest’ appearance at THE ALARM’S GATHERING 2019 on Facebook & Twitter etc has been overwhelming.


Mark had this to say: “Thank you all for being a fantastic audience! I loved it and I’m so proud of – and deeply grateful to – my amazing Then Jerico collaborators #RyanWilliams, #PaulDavis, #MagnusBox . Each of them unique, immensely talented, technically gifted, sexy, anc creatively astonishing musicians who play their hearts out and belt out Then Jerico songs with raw energy, melodic finesse and phenomenal power. I love ‘em. Thank you Gents you’re Fuckin’ rock stars to a man.! And a huge Thank You to #HazelPethick and #Anita for being SO helpful and incredibly loyal and patient! I truly appreciate it. We couldn’t have done it without you. God love you both. And last but by no means least, My Love and Thanks and Total Respect to #MikePeters #JulesPeters #Smiley #JamesStevenson #AndyLebrow #DavePeters and everyone in #MPO and #ShowSec for a truly beautiful and spiritual experience at #TheGetheringWales ! I love y’all and I’m honoured touched and humbled to have been invited to play at such a legendary event with as Special Guests with such an excellent band and such an accomplished songwriter and and rock singer as #MikePeters.

The band were sensational but Mike was on top form. I couldn’t even lace his boots. The man can rock like no-one I’ve ever seen. It was a privilege and an education in showmanship and sheer balls-to-the-wall punk goth rock visceral energy and genuine passion. What a voice, what a band #JulesPeters #Smiley #JamesStevenson.

Thank you for your generosity and love, my head’s still spinning and my heart is singing. Xx

Then Jerico confirmed as very special guests for The Gathering on Saturday February 2nd


Then Jerico are confirmed to appear as very special guests at this year’s Alarm Gathering, and will appear on Saturday February 2nd. (Tickets available here).

Then Jerico who are fronted by the charismatic Mark Shaw, also played with The Alarm at the Forum in London last year and left a deep impression with Alarm fans. There was a lot of favourable social media chatter and repeated requests for the band to play again with The Alarm. So much so, that the MPO Team is delighted to confirm that Then Jerico are now booked to play.

Then Jerico is a British rock band formed by singer Mark Shaw, who first found fame in 1987 with the release of their debut album ‘First (The Sound Of Music)‘. The record featured hit singles Muscle Deep and The Motive‘ which remained in the UK Top 40 chart for three months, becoming the most-played record on BBC Radio 1 in 1987. The album brought Then Jerico worldwide recognition and saw them selling-out headline shows along with support tours with Iggy Pop and Propaganda, amongst others.

Their follow-up album, ‘The Big Area‘, cemented their status, by going on to sell over 100,000 copies within the first 40 minutes of its release, ‘The Big Area‘ immediately attained Gold status and reached number 4 in the UK Albums Chart. The title track and single Big Area was a huge radio and club hit throughout Europe, peaking at number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.

“I’m really looking forward to welcoming Mark Shaw and Then Jerico to The Gathering”, said a recently honoured Mike Peters MBE. “I’ve met and performed with the band on a couple of occasions, and they always give everything they have got. Mark is an engaging performer and singer who literally throws himself into each performance. I’m sure all The Alarm fans will give Then Jerico a huge reception on the Saturday night. It promises to be an incredible evening of music

Then Jerico LIVE & UNPLUGGED July 21st LONDON



MARK SHAW:THEN JERICO return to the legendary TROUBADOUR, Earl’s Court, LONDON – SATURDAY 21st JULY. Tickets/Info here

Join us for a very special and intimate evening as Mark Shaw and Ryan Williams bring you a night full of chart topping tunes. This event is strictly limited to one night only and will be recorded for a special release in the autumn, featuring all the hits and more!

Here is WHAT DOES IT TAKE from the March 24th LIVE & UNPLUGGED gig:

LIVE REVIEW – THEN JERICO (Acoustic Weekend) Feb 2018


“The crowd here adore Shaw (apart from the odd pissed up person dragged along by their other half) and he really does respond in kind. He is like the Duracell bunny on stage…never once standing still (that wooden stool never had a chance of being used). The set covers pretty much everything you would hope to hear…”

Those rather lovely people at STORIESFROMTHEMOSHPIT.COM sent Dado Rock along &, you read their full review here.



THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC return to The Troubadour Sat 24th & Sun 25th March


DVeOvlIX0AAyeIIAfter the OVERWHELMING SUCCESS of the 1st THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC WEEKEND (Feb 3rd & 4th) Mark Shaw:Then Jerico are returning to the historic LIVE MUSIC venue The Troubadour, Earl’s Court, London for two further dates on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March. Info/Tickets: Saturday 24th March / Sunday 25th March

DVeOwUZX4AA17EIOver the course of both night’s a brand new THEN JERICO LIVE ACOUSTIC album is being recorded so to be part of this experience grab your tickets now & tell your friends!

See you all there :)


THEN JERICO – ACOUSTIC – LIVE in LONDON – Saturday 3rd February 2018 – SOLD OUT


Please Note*** The below show is now completely SOLD OUT!

We are pleased to announce a very special THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC gig on 3rd February 2018 at The Troubadour, Earl’s Court, London. Tickets £12.00 [in advance OR £14.00 at the door – however, we do advise purchasing your tickets in advance]

Then Jerico Acoustic will take the stage around 9.00pm -9.30pm (GMT) & will be playing a selection of Mark Shaw:Then Jerico classics & favourite album tracks plus a couple of Mark’s rarely-performed songs &, maybe even a few new ones too!

This will be an intimate and exclusive show as the venue only holds approximately 110 people so ticket numbers are limited &, can be purchased here.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as’s gonna be a great one!







I’d like to say huge thank you to my incredibly talented, loyal and wonderful bandmates Ryan Williams, Justin McConville, PJ Phillips, John Miller and Magnus Box and to our wonderful TM Greta Butler-Jenkins and my amazing wife Laura Shaw. We all know it’s been a tough 2016 but 2017 is going to be golden. I Love You All. X

And very special thank you to the incredibly, dedicated, talented, inventive and endlessly inspiring Kyron Armstrong for his brilliant updates, posts, comments, photographs, videos & visual inventions! And that wicked Irish sense of humour. God bless you mon Amis, Happy New Year Sah! Let’s speak very soon x

And lastly but certainly not least, thank you all you incredible TJ people out there for your undying support, encouragement, loyalty and the endless bombardment of love & positivity over the last year. You won’t be able to keep me away next year…me and the band are coming out to play! X




Then Jerico perform @ Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity


Mark Shaw:Then Jerico are set to play “Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity” August 13th 2016

We’ll be performing around 5:30pm (approx) for 25/30 mins and all songs are tbc on the day so no news beforehand, but please note that times and set are subject to change without prior notice, as it’s a full bill packed with Bowie-influenced artists who are all working together devoting our time and talents free (so there is no guest list!) for this key charity fund-raiser to restore the Beckenham Bandstand to it’s former glory and re-open it in David Bowie’s name complete with a Blue Heritage plaque.

Tickets are just £10.00 but selling fast so grab yours here ASAP!

WATCH – ‘BIG AREA’ LIVE @ Let’s Rock London


Thank you to all who turned out to see THEN JERICO deliver a hugely energetic & stellar performance at this year’s Let’s Rock London.
13707778_10153588658066246_5984787337831808300_nWe have uploaded some quite amazing photos of the set on the MARKSHAW:THENJERICO facebook page with more to follow! Below is a quality video of BIG AREA captured on the day &, includes a short tribute to PRINCE. Enjoy…

Mark Shaw covers Bowie’s ‘Golden Years’ for new movie…


Mark Shaw attended the premiere of fantastic new British comedy film ‘Golden Years’ by Moli Films on April 14h at Tottenham Court Road Odeon [watch trailer here.] starring a truly stellar British cast including Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Alun Armstrong, Sue Johnston, Una Stubbs, Philip Davis, Brad Moore, Mark Williams and, Ellen Thomas.

The event was in aid of one of Mark’s favourite charities – The Born Free Foundation – who he has played and supported for 25 years under the brilliant leadership of the wonderful Virginia McKenna (who founded the Born Free Foundation with her husband Bill Travers) and for the last half-century has run it with her son, the president Will Travers.

For the last year Mark Shaw has been working on the film as Music Supervisor Consultant and, is proud and privileged to have done so.

“The film has an essential social message at its core – one to which I believe we should all pay heed and, it’s an important tale that needed telling as well as being a unique and hilarious new comedy. But as a British independant film, we of course had a very limited budget – which didn’t quite stretch to cover the cost of a license to use David Bowie’s original recording of his classic song ‘Golden Years’. And so, with a few close collaborators including Dee Ral, Clifford Slapper and my mates in Then Jerico including PJ Phillips and John Miller and, with the help and support of my amazing wife Laura, I’ve recorded a new version of the track under license from Sony Music. I produced the track, sang the vocal and mixed the track with my dear friends Moke Bennett and Pete Booker.”

We will be previewing Mark Shaw’s version of David Bowie’s ‘Golden Years’ here and, the Mark Shaw:ThenJerico facebook page when the film is released on 29th April 2016…

Then Jerico @ Polyfest 3 – April 30th


10556867_10153904484066678_1958518119065965924_oDelighted to announce that Mark Shaw, Ryan Williams & Justin McConville from Then Jerico will be performing 3 songs @ Polyfest 3 on Saturday, April 30th 2016 @ The Half Moon, Putney.

It’s a fantastic line-up and always an outstanding gig, so please join us as part of this fantastic event in support of the CLIC Sargent Children’s Charity

Tickets £12 available here.


STOP PRESS RADIO NEWS: Shaw on BBC Radio 2 w/ Dermot O’Leary 21.11.15


Very excited to announce that Mark Shaw will be a guest on Mr. Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show tomorrow afternoon, Saturday November 21st 2015, trying to answer questions that he answered 25 years ago in Smash Hits!!!! It’ll be revealing and interesting to hear how he answered the questions back then…and great fun!

Please listen in and ‘share’ the MARK SHAW:THEN JERICO facebook post on your own pages and with your friends.

You can tweet Dermot @radioleary and, if you’re not already following me on Twitter please do @THENJERICO

Thanks Cats! X

‘RADIO JERICO’ (Limited Availability) PRE-ORDER


EXCLUSIVE             EXCLUSIVE               EXCLUSIVE

The highly sought after RADIO JERICO double-album is being re-pressed exclusively from our webstore.

Disc 1:
Disc 2:

This is a strictly limited run of just 100 copies with signed art postcard.


*Please note album artwork subject to change.
 Pre-orders will be fulfilled within one month of the order date.

Then Jerico LIVE in CONCERT on BBC RADIO 6’s LIVE HOUR Monday 2nd November


BBC Radio 6’s LIVE HOUR is broadcasting THEN JERICO’s 1989 LIVE in CONCERT ‘Hammersmith Odeon’ gig Monday November 2nd.

This “In Concert” show was voted ‘Concert of the Year’ by Radio One listeners on New Year’s Day 1990 and, re-broadcast that afternoon straight after the result of the vote was announced.

The album is exclusively available for download from the webstore here.


Mark Shaw LIVE @ The Kitsch Lounge Riot / Cafe de Paris, London 22nd October


MS KLR OCT 13Delighted to announce that, once again, Mark Shaw will be headlining the KLR James Bond Special at Café de Paris this Thursday evening October 22nd 2015. The night is in celebration of the latest Bond epic ‘SPECTRE’ and MS will be singing some of his favourite Bond themes (and a couple of Then Jerico hits as well of course!) with the award-winning live band The Syndicate.

So get yourselves down to the Café for an evening of glamorous, exciting, quality live music, guest stars and fantasy burlesque.

Meet and Greet with Mark Shaw @ Let’s Rock Southampton [July 2014]



Let’s Rock Southampton are offering a limited number of tickets for a “Meet and Greet” with Mark Shaw of Then Jerico.

As well as meeting Mark, you will also receive the following:

– Glass of bubbly on arrival – CD signed by the artist you are meeting – Let’s Rock! 2014 teeshirt – Let’s Rock! souvenir programme

The “Meet and Greet” time will be advised by email no more than 7 days before the event.

£49.95* per person

*Does not include entry to Let’s Rock Southampton! which must be bought separately.

To book, please go to or use the “Buy Tickets” link at the top of our Facebook page.

Meet and Greet with Mark Shaw @ Let’s Rock The Moor [May 2014]



Let’s Rock The Moor are offering a limited number of tickets for a “Meet and Greet” with Mark Shaw of Then Jerico.

As well as meeting Mark, you will also receive the following:

– Glass of bubbly on arrival
– CD signed by the artist you are meeting
– Let’s Rock! 2014 teeshirt
– Let’s Rock! souvenir programme

The “Meet and Greet” time will be advised by email no more than 7 days before the event.

£49.95* per person

*Does not include entry to Let’s Rock The Moor! which must be bought separately.

To book, please go to or use the “Buy Tickets” link at the top of our Facebook page.



Mark Shaw will once again be headlining The Kitsch Lounge Riot – the contemporary live lounge club which has consistently been voted the best night out in London – THURSDAY OCTOBER 17th 2013.
Shaw will be singing a selection of his favourite classic lounge songs and a couple of Then Jerico hits of course, and we promise you a night of sophisticated high quality live music and great sounds.
The live show is in two halves starts at 9.30pm approx and finishes around 3.00am. Mark will be on stage at 10.15pm approx and 12.30am.

Please remember that this is The Kitsch Lounge RIOT – so anything can happen !

Rewind Festival 2013 reviewed + video interviews


“…the acts that followed included Then Jerico (whose singer, Mark Shaw, was unquestionably one of the most charismatic performers of the weekend).”
Ross Williams writing for The Reading Chronicle. You can read the full review here.

Check out this brilliant video by reporter Ross Williams featuring hilarious interviews with some of the stars of the festival including Mr Mark Shaw from about 1.16 in :)

Then Jerico get ready for Rewind Festival


“AFTER half an hour on the phone with Mark, two things are abundantly clear – one, he’s a natural storyteller and has more than enough stories to keep him going for ages and, two, he’s passionate about music and always has been. Talking about his upcoming appearance at the Rewind Festival in Henley’s Temple Island Meadows, he seems to be looking forward to it as much as a fan as he is as a performer.”

Go here to read the full Mark Shaw interview with the Reading Chronicle

STOP PRESS: Let’s Rock Bristol & THANK YOU!


Then Jerico will now be on stage at the earlier time of 2.45pm (14.45 GMT).
This is still to be confirmed 100% as the full programme isn’t announced until the day,
but please be sure to arrive by 2.30pm if you want to catch TJ live!



To the TJ TRIBE:
Thank you all for your amazing support on the Reprise Tour, we had a real blast and we hope you did too ! Those of you who came to the shows made it very special for us, and those of you who couldn’t – we know you were there in spirit !

To the TJ Team:
On behalf of the band I would like to express our HUGE gratitude and sincere thanks to the wonderful, beautiful, talented, dedicated, and immensely hard-working people that made it all possible:
Ollie Rosenblatt & Clemmie at Senbla / Richard Beck / Sue Kennedy
Lord Gary Langan / Nikki Eede / David Cox / Lewis Young / Peter Millar
Kyron Armstrong / Jessie Soullar / Pud / John Graham
…and last but not least Paul Statham!!
(…and I’m bound to have forgotten someone so I’ll apologise now!)
Big love to you all. MSx

Let’s Rock Bristol / Acoustic:Live London 2012 CD ONLY release


On Saturday June 8th THEN JERICO play LET’S ROCK BRISTOL alongside some of the biggest names from the 1980’s including Howard Jones, Go West, ABC, Nick Heyward, Owen Paul & Billy Ocean.
This is the first THEN JERICO music festival appearance in a number of years. To purchase remaining tickets please go here.
150x105You can also now pre-order the THEN JERICO ACOUSTIC:LIVE LONDON 2012 CD ONLY release along with a selection of ‘REPRISE’ TOUR t-shirts & tote bags from the webstore here.
Acoustic CD



We played the FINAL SHOW of the UK MAY 2013 ‘REPRISE’ TOUR on Friday 24th @ London, Clapham Grand

We’re very pleased to announce that the deluxe version of REPRISE – Famous Hits & Mysterious Mixes – as of Thursday 23rd may 2013, was currently @ No.74 on the Amazon Hot New Releases album download chart eventually making it to No.59! This compilation also cracked the iTUNES top100 download chart on Tuesday – less than 2 days after it’s release! 
To purchase the Deluxe version, choose either iTunes or Amazon.

To purchase the Standard version from iTunes, click here. To purchase the standard version from Amazon, click here.

Rarities and mixes include the US album version of ‘The Motive’ (never before released in the UK), the UK Extended mix of ‘Prairie Rose’ and US Extended mix of ‘Fault’, both of which have previously only been released on vinyl. The album will also be available in as a standard 19-track digital album.
Reprise Album

Included are the band’s biggest hits; the #13 hit ‘Big Area’ and ‘The Motive’ peaking at #18, as well as the top 40 singles ‘Sugar Box’ and ‘What Does It Take,’ both from their Gold awarded top 5 album Big Area.

Then Jerico: REPRISE – Famous Hits & Mysterious Mixes


We’re very pleased to announce that coinciding with our UK Reprise Tour, Mark Shaw has been hard at work together with the team at Rhino putting together a definitive career-spanning digital compilation of Then Jerico’s best and best-known hits, along with a few rarities and mixes, titled REPRISE – Famous Hits & Mysterious Mixes. To purchase the Deluxe version, choose either iTunes or Amazon.

To purchase the Standard version from iTunes, click here. To purchase the standard version from Amazon, click here.

Rarities and mixes include the US album version of ‘The Motive’ (never before released in the UK), the UK Extended mix of ‘Prairie Rose’ and US Extended mix of ‘Fault’, both of which have previously only been released on vinyl. The album will also be available in as a standard 19-track digital album.

Included are the band’s biggest hits; the #13 hit ‘Big Area’ and ‘The Motive’ peaking at #18, as well as the top 40 singles ‘Sugar Box’ and ‘What Does It Take,’ both from their Gold awarded top 5 album Big Area.

Here’s the album cover art – Deluxe on the left, Standard on the right. Scroll down to view the full track listing.


1. Big Area
2. Let Her Fall (U.S. Version)
3. Jungle
4. What Does It Take? (Extended)
5. Distant Homes
6. The Motive
7. Muscle Deep (Single Version)
8. Prairie Rose
9. The Happening
10. Fault
11. The Big Sweep
12. Helpless
13. Sugar Box
14. Clank
15. Electric
16. Searching
17. Darkest Hour
18. Reeling
19. You Ought To Know

The Deluxe edition includes:

20. Big Area (Lost Mix)
21. The Motive (U.S. Album Version)
22. A Quiet Place (Apathy & Sympathy)
23. Under Fire
24. The Motive (The Nightmare Mix)
25. Blessed Days (The Tokyo Mix)
26. One Life
27. Prairie Rose (U.K. Extended)
28. The Big Sweep (Dance Mix)
29. Fault (U.S. Extended)
30. Sugar Box Blue (Instrumental)

Watch: Then Jerico | REELING (full band rehearsal footage)


Watch THEN JERICO rehearsing their classic album track ‘REELING’ahead of their UK MAY 2013 ‘REPRISE’ TOUR here.

Then Jerico Reprise Tour UK Dates: May 2013

7th – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree 8th – Edinburgh, Liquid Room 10th – Glasgow, ABC2 11th – Newcastle, Academy 2 13th – Manchester, Academy 3 14th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 16th – Norwich, The Waterfront 17th – Wolverhampton, The Slade Rooms 18th – Hull, The Welly 20th – Cardiff, The Globe 21st – Brighton, Concorde 2 22nd – Southampton, The Brook 24th – London, Clapham Grand

Tickets/Information: eventim / ticketmaster OR from the venues direct.

Behind the scenes

Stereoboard talk to Then Jerico’s Mark Shaw about the ’Reprise’ UK Tour & future plans…


Just over a year ago, Then Jerico were still a part of 80’s memories.
A band that made and released great music, had a fantastic following and were an iconic band in an iconic decade.
Fast forward to 2013 and Then Jerico have already got back together, completed a reunion tour and established themselves again as a perfect accompaniment to this current craze of reminiscing. Stereoboard caught up with lead singer Mark Shaw for another chat about the band’s plans.
Read the full interview here.

Drummer Steve Wren to miss tour…


Rockers Then Jerico are about to head out on their ‘Reprise’ Tour on 7th May (in Aberdeen) but sadly without original drummer Steve Wren.

Steve will miss the band’s tour as he stays at home in New Zealand to look after his wife who is recovering from a major operation.
Steve Wren

Remaining original members, lead vocalist Mark Shaw, guitarist Rob Downes, bassist Jasper Stainthorpe and guitarist Scott Taylor are taking to the road again for 13 dates around the UK taking in (amongst others) Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Cardiff and culminating in a gig at the legendary Clapham Grand in London. They will be joined by friend of the band, drummer John Miller who has in the past played with Mark Shaw and also St Etienne, Suggs, Chris Helme, Gabrielle and Bernard Butler.

As Mark says: “We are really sorry to have to announce to fans that our mate and original drummer Steve can’t make it over here for the tour. He is as gutted as us to miss out on the tour but we know he will be with us in spirit. We may even try to Skype a call to him from the show so he won’t miss out! We all wish him and his family all the best and hope to have him back with us on the next tour!”

Please respect Steve’s and the band’s privacy over this personal matter.

Listen to Mark on Absolute 80s / FREE DOWNLOAD / Win REPRISE TOUR tickets


Here it is:
Listen to the full audio from Mark Shaw’s guest appearance on Absolute 80s last weekend and, DON’T FORGET to tune in again this Sunday (28th April) from 8pm for the second Mark Shaw instalment! Click HERE to listen now.

And, to grab your FREE DOWNLOAD & a chance to WIN a pair of tickets for the ‘REPRISE’ Tour click here.




Lead vocalist Mark Shaw, drummer Steve Wren, guitarist Rob Downes, bassist Jasper Stainthorpe, guitarist Scott Taylor are taking to the road again for 13 dates around the UK taking in (amongst others) Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Cardiff and culminating in a gig at the legendary Clapham Grand in London.


Then Jerico Reprise Tour UK Dates: May 2013

7th – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree 8th – Edinburgh, Liquid Room 10th – Glasgow, ABC2 11th – Newcastle, Academy 2 13th – Manchester, Academy 3 14th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 16th – Norwich, The Waterfront 17th – Wolverhampton, The Slade Rooms 18th – Hull, The Welly 20th – Cardiff, The Globe 21st – Brighton, Concorde 2 22nd – Southampton, The Brook 24th – London, Clapham Grand

Tickets on sale for all venues on Friday 14th December at 9am from

eventim  *or from the venues direct.

Mark Shaw on My Vintage


Mark Shaw: My Vintage

It’s just a couple of months to go before Mark takes the band on another hugely popular UK MAY 2013 REPRISE TOUR. So we’ve brought him back to your screens for a fascinating insight into this tireless musical powerhouse…today Sunday March 10th @ 5.30pm.

Then Jerico’s lead singer, 80s heart-throb Mark Shaw, talks of his idols and inspirations as he travels through hit after favourite hit, from David Bowie’s Heroes to The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again.

Watch the video teaser here


Then Jerico @ Rewind Festival


Then Jerico’s Mark Shaw & Scott Taylor will be appearing on Saturday 17th August @ this year’s REWIND FESTIVAL (Henley)

Citing Duke Ellington, Scott Walker, The Rolling Stones and fellow Rewind artist Cockney Rebel amongst his influences, Mark Shaw formed Then Jerico in 1983 via an advert in Melody Maker and signed to London Records (FFRR) in 1984.

After two years of constant touring the group released their debut album “First” in 1986, which included the hit single ‘The Motive’ which remained in the UK Top 40 chart for three months, becoming the most-played record on BBC Radio 1 in 1987 and bringing Jerico worldwide recognition.

“Let Her Fall” and “Muscle Deep” also featured on the album, the latter being banned by Radio 1 due to its political subject matter – Apartheid.  Nevertheless the band continued to tour the world with the “Artist Against Apartheid” banner and in 1989 released their classic gold status album “The Big Area” which featured singles ‘Sugarbox’, “What Does It Take?” (featuring another Rewind artist Belinda Carlisle) and their biggest hit single, title track “Big Area”.

Following a successful solo career in the 90s and 00s, Mark Shaw reunited Then Jerico for a UK reunion tour in September 2012 to such success they hit the road again in May 2013 with their ‘Reprise’ Tour stopping at Rewind Festival along the way.

A new compilation album ‘Reprise’ is out on Warner / Rhino Music soon…


Then Jerico Acoustic Concert (Belfast) Saturday 23rd Feb


 We’re delighted to announce that Sir Jasper Stainthorpe will now be joining Mark & Scott at the 9th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival for the acoustic concert at the Olympic 1 Concert Room, 4 Star Holiday Inn Saturday Feb 23rd.
*Please Note* that this is a very intimate show and tickets are going fast!
Only 45 seats remain with a few standing tickets which you can purchase here.

Mark & Scott will also be performing a 20 minute ‘In The Round’ set at the Kings Head Friday Feb 22nd along with Boo Hewerdine (The Bible) and Henry Priestman (The Christians). There are still tickets available for the show here.

Then Jerico Belfast

Mark Shaw / Scott Taylor EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC BELFAST concert


Mark & Scott are set to play an EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT in Belfast as part of this year’s Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival on Saturday 23rd February.
They will also be inviting audience members to join them in a songwriters masterclass after the concert. This is a unique first ever Northern Irish performance ahead of Then Jerico’s full band UK May 2013 ‘Reprise’ Tour. Tickets are now on sale HERE

Mark & Scott will also be performing as Then Jerico (Acoustic) with Boo Hewerdine & Henry Priestman for a special ‘In The Round’ Concert in Belfast on Friday 22nd February and, tickets for this are now on sale HERE537234_535570956467726_817341974_n

Classic Pop Magazine ‘On The Road with Then Jerico’


CP02_CoverUK250px1-211x300A fantastic 2 page ‘On The Road with THEN JERICO: The Big Area Tour’ feature appears in the Jan/Feb 2nd edition of new music publication Classic Pop Magazine which has just gone on sale worldwide!
Reconnecting with the fans and being on stage with the band every night was amazing,” Mark Shaw tells Classic Pop.
The spread features some excellent pictures by Bari Goddard & Kyron Armstrong.
It’s priced @ £4.99 & available from all leading High Street newsagents.

Then Jerico ‘Reprise’ Tour May 2013 (Updated)


Following sell-out shows on their reunion tour in 2012, rockers Then Jerico announce their Reprise Tour with all original band members for May 2013.

thenjerico_monoLead vocalist Mark Shaw, drummer Steve Wren, guitarist Rob Downes, bassist Jasper Stainthorpe, guitarist Scott Taylor are taking to the road again for 13 dates around the UK taking in (amongst others) Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Cardiff and culminating in a gig at the legendary Clapham Grand in London.

Then Jerico Reprise Tour UK Dates:
May 2013

7th – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
8th – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
10th – Glasgow, ABC2
11th – Newcastle, Academy 2
13th – Manchester, Academy 3
14th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
16th – Norwich, The Waterfront
17th – Wolverhampton, The Slade Rooms
18th – Hull, The Welly
20th – Cardiff, The Globe
21st – Brighton, Concorde 2
22nd – Southampton, The Brook
24th – London, Clapham Grand

Tickets on sale for all venues on Friday 14th December at 9am from

eventim  *or from the venues direct.

Edinburgh – Tickets on sale from Monday AM.
Newcastle & Glasgow – Tickets on sale for 02 Priority Customers from Friday 9am
(*then Monday AM for all other customers).


Some forthcoming GIG information / Nordoff ‘Christmas Cracker’ CANCELLED!


Unfortunately, the ‘Nordoff Robbins Christmas Cracker’ event at The Grand, London scheduled for Tuesday 18th December has been cancelled.
We have been asked to post this official statement by the promoters:

” Due to unfortunate circumstances that have arisen it has made it impossible for the show to take place this year much to the disappointment of the organisers and promoter. We will of course do our best to try and reschedule the show for next year but for this year full refunds on tickets bought will be available”.

To find out more about the Nordoff Robbins Charity, which is a national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK please go HERE 

Secondly, Mark Shaw & Scott Taylor will be performing an exclusive acoustic gig in Belfast on Saturday 23rd February as part of the 9th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival followed by an Acoustic Workshop. Tickets for this will be available soon via the Songwriters Festival website. They will also be performing a special ‘In-The-Round’ show also in Belfast, on Friday 22nd February alongside Boo Hewerdine Henry Priestman. reviews The Big Area (Rhino/Warners)


Then Jerico – The Big Area (Rhino/Warner)

Then Jerico is a pop rock outfit hailing from the 80’s and “The Big Area”, the band’s second album, is one of the fastest selling albums on the day of its release (1989), moving 100000 copies in 40 minutes!  The band has reunited and plans to play the album on tour in its entirety…

The album has been difficult to obtain for a number of years and it finally sees a re-release.  It still sounds remarkable and is well worth listening to, 23 years later.  Sadly, with all the Deluxe Editions hitting the shelves, it is disappointing not to see “The Big Area” get similar treatment…

Still a fine album and one which the younger generation should pick up and listen to.


Nick van der Meulen

Acoustic Review (Fiona Middleton)


Sooooooo….almost 24 hours ago I was making my way to  the final gig of the Then Jerico Big Area tour…this was always going to be emotional. The acoustic gig to round off an amazing 2 weeks of O2 Academy arena dates. Having been to 3 of those, I was looking forward to the intimacy of this “farewell for now”  to the fans.

In contrast to the stomping, full on, sometimes fever pitch atmosphere of the Academy’s, the Bedford saw the TJ boys in a much more laid back, chilled environment. Very relaxed. Fans were seated. Up close and personal is an understatement. Everybody in the venue seemed within touching distance of the stage. Really could not have been any more intimate. The feeling was that the boys on stage were loving that just as much as we were!

This was the first time the TJ boys had done this acoustic set, but you would never have known, judging by the opening “Let Her Fall”. It was gorgeous. Softer, of course, but still as rousing….and gave us a flavour of what was to come. Mark N Rob, Jasper, Steve and Scott proceeded to keep us rocking with some more “First – The Sound Of Music” favourites, including a crowd pleasing Hitcher. They then moved on to the Big Area album.

From my seat, I’d had a sneak peek at the set list laying on stage (yes, we were ALL that close -lol!) …to discover Sugar Box was 11th down the list. Couldn’t miss that!  So 4th song in was when I went to get a round in, in the adjoining pub. Approx four minutes later, with beer in one hand and Jack Daniels in the other,  I walked back into the theatre to find tears down faces and Mark whispering out the last “Sugar Box” of this beloved song into his mic. :-(  Those naughty boys had played with order of play. Rebels!  Rock and roll!  LOL.

You can’t ask a die hard TJ fan what their favourite song is – there are too many. But for me, Play Dead was an absolute rare treat. Darkest Hour was outstanding. But Big Area…this acoustic, stripped down, haunting version, saw Mark and Rob quietly bringing some of the audience to tears once more. Never imagined this iconic, stomping  rock song, could ever sound like that. And I can’t wait for the DVD to come out to those fans who couldn’t make it. It’s a truly beautiful version. Half way through, the boys pumped it back up to full throttle for the fans to sing along loud and proud and partake of some air punching.  :-)

As with the previous gigs, Mark, Scott, Steve, Rob and Jasper  gave us a rousing Reeling. Oooohhhh YEAH  baby!

At the risk of being cheesy (to go with  crackers)  there was a buzz on the stage between the boys. Lots of love and affection there. Great to see. But also, between the fans and the boys.

The arena gigs were brilliant, but this intimate one was a real treat on so many levels. For the fans, a one off.

Come back boys!  Let’s do this again some time. What a brilliant fortnight. What a brilliant band.  Never thought I’d see this again – all these great songs live. Absolutely superb. I won’t forget it.



We had an amazing evening at The Bedford Theatre last night, filmed and recorded for CD / DVD available to pre-order from the webstore.
It was a unique and beautiful moment in TJ history ; our acoustic début…(albeit a rather loud rock’n’roll acoustic début!)Thank you to all of you who managed to come down to support us and all you Pledgers. You will of course receive the CD / DVD Set before the rest of the world…
On behalf of all the TJ members I would like to thank the lovely people who made it possible : Tony Moore, Nat and Lauren and all the staff at The Bedford, Gary Langan, Nikki Eede, Lewis Young, Sue Kennedy, Lynda Bennett, Kenny Reid and his brilliant film crew, the Pledge Team, Bruce McKenzie, James Downes and Jedi at Pancentric Digital and of course the multi-talented Mr. Kyron Armstrong.


Sheffield o2 Academy: Review and photos by Laura Patterson


The O2 Academy in Sheffield provided an intimate setting for the return of Then Jerico. The gig was one of a series of eight shows by the band at O2 Academy venues across the country, to mark the 25th anniversary and digital re-release of their debut album ‘First (The Sound of Music)’. All of the original band members have reunited for the first time since 1990 for this tour. To read the full review please visit:


Then Jerico: Debut Acoustic Live Performance 3rd October, London


*Important Announcement*

As requested a ‘PAY AT THE DOOR’ option has now been made available for tonights performance.

Show Details:

Doors will open at 7.00/7.30pm and the venue closes at 11pm, although the adjacent bar is open from 5pm until midnight!

The Bedford is a really atmospheric, intimate venue, perfect for filming, with excellent nearby transport links to the Northern line tube and Balham main-line train station and buses; which are just a few of the reasons why TJ have chosen to play there as the final show of the TJ reunion tour 2012.

There is a bar and food available both in the theatre and in the adjacent rock ‘n’ roll bar, and there are tables and seating downstairs – although these cannot be reserved in advance. And there is also a balcony upstairs with 20 seats and plenty of standing room for those of you who like to watch from above.

Those of you who have pledged for tickets, please all bring your Pledge receipts with you and ID, and you will be asked to produce it at the venue door.

We’re looking forward to an unusual and fantastic night… and we will be working hard to get it edited and the audio CD mixed, and all the artwork designed, and the entire product created and dispatched to you all as soon as we possibly can…( and if you’re there, you may even be on the DVD when it’s finished ! ).

Please visit: for more information about the venue.

Exclusive Acoustic Show


On October 3rd 2012, Then Jerico original line-up will play their first
ever début acoustic show in the The Bedford Theatre in Balham. This is an
exclusive event, which will be filmed and recorded for CD / DVD release.
The tickets are priced at £25 and limited to just 200, and are available
along with the CD / DVD package only via the band’s STORE.

Full Original ‘BIG AREA’ line-up for September 2012 UK Tour


The Tour is promoted by The Academy @academyevents

‘The Big Area’ Tour 2012

Thursday 20th September NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy2
Friday 21st September GLASGOW, O2 ABC2
Saturday 22nd September LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy2
Monday 24th September SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy2
Tuesday 25th September BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy2
Thursday 27th September BRISTOL, O2 Academy2
Friday 28th September OXFORD, O2 Academy2
Saturday 29th September LONDON, O2 Academy Islington 


“Going on tour with Then Jerico is like a cross between a commando assault and a Club 18-30 holiday…” ADRIAN THRILLS – NME 

Then Jerico

Rockers THEN JERICO have announced a reunion tour with all original band members to mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album, First (The Sound Of Music), which is also being digitally re-released by Warner’s on the Rhino Music label, as is their second album, The Big Area.

Mark Shaw (vocals), Steve Wren (drums), Rob Downes (guitar), Jason Stainthorpe (bass) and Scott Taylor (guitar) are re-uniting for eight UK shows, and will perform The Big Area in its entirety, as well as selected tracks from First.

“I’m REALLY excited to be going out on tour with the guys after so many years,” says Mark Shaw.  “The songs we will be playing are a big part of our lives, and of other people’s too – it will be great to reconnect with our fans who have been so loyal, and to perform the songs they are dying to hear. The show will be in two parts – the first will feature the singles and some favourites from our first album, the second will be the whole of The Big Area!”

Then Jerico first found fame in 1986 with the release of their debut album, First (The Sound Of Music), which featured hit singles Muscle Deep and The Motive, the latter remaining in the UK Top 40 for three months, and becoming the most-played song on BBC Radio 1 in 1987.  The album brought Then Jerico worldwide recognition, and saw them touring with the likes of Iggy Pop, INXS and Propaganda, and the band also headlined The Albert Hall and Hammersmith Odeon many times, as well as packing out huge concert halls across the UK, Japan and Europe.

Their second album, The Big Area, cemented them as one of the biggest acts of the 80s: selling over 100,000 copies in just forty minutes, the album immediately achieved gold status, and went on to reach platinum sales.

In recent years Mark Shaw has enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing four more albums: a solo album, Almost, on EMI, and three more albums as Then Jerico – Orgasmaphobia, and two live albums, Alive & Exposed and Radio Jerico – and has branched out into stage and film acting. Also, as a member of the SAS Band, Mark has performed all around the world alongside Tony Hadley, Paul Young, Fish, and Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen.  Mark also headlines the monthly club night The Kitsch Lounge Riot in London’s West End, and is currently in the studio writing new material – Warner’s/Rhino will release a Best Of album later this year.

Tickets available via / 0844 477 2000

The album First (The Sound Of Music) will be available on October 1st on Rhino/Warner