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

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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

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

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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…

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

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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

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EXCLUSIVE             EXCLUSIVE               EXCLUSIVE

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

Disc 1:
COLLECTED LIVE RECORDINGS : BBC RADIO ONE ‘IN SESSION’ 1987 – 1989
Disc 2:
LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1989 : BBC RADIO ONE ‘IN CONCERT’ SERIES

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

PRE-ORDER HERE

*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

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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.

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