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
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 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
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 possible..it’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, comme…nts, 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
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.
We 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 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…
Delighted 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.
We’ve shared & uploaded photos from the gig on the MARK SHAW:THENJERICO facebook page. Check ’em out now!
Thank you Andy Smith for this cracking image!