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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Mark Brzezicki (drums)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Flying Brzezickis   
Simon Townshend Band [1977-1981]6 albums
Pete Townshend Band [1981]4 albums
Big Country [Mar 82-Feb 89]35 albums + 7 compilations
Nils Lofgren Band [May 85]2 albums
The Cult [Jun 85-Aug 85]2 albums + 2 compilations
Roger Daltrey Band [1985]1 album + 3 compilations
SAS Band  2 albums
Fish [Sep 89-Jul 90]6 albums
Procol Harum [Aug 91-Aug 92]8 albums + 1 compilation
Big Country (again) [Mar 93-Nov 96] 
Interstate [1996-Sep 96] 
Gary Brooker Band [Sep 96] (1 gig)1 album
Arthur Brown Band [1996-?]1 album
The Snakes [1997] 
Bernie Marsden Band [?] 
Big Country (again) [1997] (1 gig) 
Gary Brooker Band (again) [Oct 97] (1 gig) 
Midge Ure Band [Dec 97]5 albums + 2 compilations
Big Country (again) [May 98-?] 
Gary Brooker Band (again) [Dec 98] (2 gigs) 
Leo Sayer Band [1999] (1 gig) 
Procol Harum (again) [Sep 00] (1 gig) 
Gary Brooker Band (again) [Sep 00] (1 gig) 
Procol Harum (again) [May 01-Sep 01] 
Simon Townshend Band (again) [Nov 01] (1 gig) 
Procol Harum (again) [Dec 01-Jun 02] 
Big Country (again) [Dec 02] (1 gig) 
Procol Harum (again) [Mar 03-Dec 03] 
Gary Brooker Band (again) [Dec 03] (a few gigs) 
Procol Harum (again) [Jun 04-Jul 04] 
Procol Harum (again) [Mar 05-Jun 05] 
Casbah Club [2004-?]4 albums
Gary Brooker Band (again) [May 06] (1 gig) 
Procol Harum (again) [May 06-Aug 06] 
Conrods [?] 
Big Country (again) [Jul 07-Dec 07] 
From The Jam [2009-?] 
Thunderclap Newman [2010-2011]1 album
Big Country (again) [Dec 10-currently] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic, powerful drummer, Mark Brzezicki was born Mark Michael Brzezicki, on June 21st, 1957, in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England.

Mark Brzezicki circa 1986



THE FLYING BRZEZICKIS


The Flying Brzezickis was a trio formed by Mark Brzezicki with some of his brothers:

THE FLYING BRZEZICKIS #?
?
Steve Brzezicki
bass
+ another unknow to me. Help!
Simon Townshend Bandê

Other info on members of The Flying Brzezickis (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Steve Brzezicki


SIMON TOWNSHEND BAND


On The Air - from left to right: Mark Brzezicki, Simon Townshend, Tony Butler


In 1977, this was the new Simon Townsend band (to be called On The Air):

SIMON TOWNSHEND BAND #?
1977-1981
êThe Flying Brzezickis
Simon Townshend
vocals, guitar
Tony Butler
bass
Big Countryê
Big Countryê

They stayed together until 1981.


PETE TOWNSHEND BAND


In May 1981, Pete Townshend played a special gig with this band:

PETE TOWNSHEND BAND #?
1981
Pete Townshend
vocals, guitar
Peter Hope Evans
harmonica
Neil Abbot
guitar
Tony Butler
bass

Other info on members of Pete Townshend Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (1): Les Davidson
Old pages (4): Jon Carin, Ian Ellis, David Gilmour, Katie Kissoon
To be covered (32): Neil Abbot, Steve Barnacle, Coral Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Jackie Chanellor, Chyna, Simon Clarke, Andy Fairweather Low, Gina Foster, Simon Gardner, Peter Hope Evans, Lorenza Johnson, Tracey Langran, Jody Linscott, Roddy Lorimer, Mae McKenna, Chucho Merchan, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips, Dave Plews, Dave Sanders, Tim Sanders,... up to 32 musicians.


BIG COUNTRY


In March 1982, Mark Brzezicki and Tony Butler join Big Country:

BIG COUNTRY #2
Mar 82-Feb 89
êSimon Townshend Band
êSimon Townshend Band
Stuart Adamson
guitar, vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar, vocals
Tony Butler
bass

They recorded several albums. In July 1985 they appeared at Live Aid Festival.

In between tours and recordings, most of the members also played with other bands. Mark Brzezicki left the band in February 1989 (being replaced by Pat Ahern).


NILS LOFGREN BAND


In 1985, Nils Lofgren releases a single called Secrets in the street with four songs. Two of the tracks were recorded live in May 1985 with this lineup:

NILS LOFGREN BAND #?
May 85
Nils Lofgren
guitar, vocals
Steve Brzezicki
bass
Simon Climie
keyboards

Other info on members of Nils Lofgren Band (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (6): John Badanjek, Steve Brzezicki, Larry Cragg, Nils Lofgren, Kevin McCormick, Andy Newmark


THE CULT


Mark Brzezicki also played with The Cult from June to August 1985, as a stand-in drummer:

THE CULT #2
Jun 85-Aug 85
Ian Astbury
vocals
Billy Duffy
guitar
Jamie Stewart
bass

Brzezicki appears in their album Love.

Other info on members of The Cult (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (4): Mickey Curry, Michael Lee, Mark Taylor, Les Warner


ROGER DALTREY BAND


In 1985, after having played as sessionman in Roger Daltrey solo album, Under a raging moon, Mark Brzezicki and Tony Butler toured with Daltrey for a few concerts, but I can´t find proper info about them, as I thought the drummer and bassist for that tour were Stuart Elliott and John Siegler:

ROGER DALTREY BAND #?
1985
Roger Daltrey
vocals
Tony Butler
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with additional info, please?

Other info on members of Roger Daltrey Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (3): Gary Moore, Nick Newell, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (3): Gary Brooker, Jon Carin, Clem Clempson
To be covered (31): Russ Ballard, Sam Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Jon Button, Roger Daltrey, Richard Desmond, Scott Devours, Stuart Elliott, John Entwistle, Gregg Gerson, Loren Gold, Peter Gordeno, Gary Grainger, Ralph Harris, Greg Lake, Jody Linscott, Zoot Money, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips, Bobby Pridden, Alan Shacklock, John Siegler,... up to 31 musicians.


SAS BAND


Mark Brzezicki has also been playing with SAS Band:

SAS BAND #?
?
Spike Edney
keyboards
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of SAS Band (I know up to 39 members)
Already covered (1): Stevie Lange
Old pages (2): Katie Kissoon, Neil Murray
To be covered (35): Keith Airey, Matt Backer, Steve Barnacle, Madeline Bell, Graham Broad, Andy Bush, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Fish, Andy Gathercole, Steve Gregory, Tony Hadley, Andy Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Helen Hampton, Stan Harrison, Mike Kearsey, John Marter, Jamie Moses, Clayton Moss, Zoe Nicholas, Peter Noone, Mark Shaw, Richard Sidwell, Eric Singer,... up to 35 musicians.


AND THEN...


In 1988, Mark appeared at the Nelson Mandela concert. I have taped several hours of it, but I still have to check the musicians names...


FISH


In September 1989, Mark Brzezicki joined Fish:

FISH #1
Sep 89-Nov 89
Fish
vocals
Frank Usher
guitar
Robin Boult
guitar
Steve Brzezicki
bass
Mickey Simmonds
keyboards

They started touring in October 89. They also recorded some sessions for the BBC, with fellow Bruce Watson (also from Big Country) joining. These performances were released some years later.

Fish toured again from March to April 1990, with the same band:

FISH #2
Mar 90-Apr 90
Fish
vocals
Frank Usher
guitar
Robin Boult
guitar
Steve Brzezicki
bass
Mickey Simmonds
keyboards

And a new tour for Fish from May to July 1990:

FISH #3
May 90-Jul 90
Fish
vocals
Frank Usher
guitar
Robin Boult
guitar
Steve Brzezicki
bass
Mickey Simmonds
keyboards

Other info on members of Fish (I know up to 38 members)
To be covered (37): Elizabeth Antwi, Steve Barnacle, J J Belle, Robin Boult, Steve Brzezicki, Irvine Dogood, Jim Drummond, Fish, Deborah French, Jannick Gers, Danny Gillan, Jim Hayden, Neil Hays, Alison Jones, John Keeble, Aaron Lawson, Hal Lindes, John Marter, Windsor McGilvray, Ted McKenna, Keith More, Foss Paterson, David Paton, Mark Prator, Mickey Simmonds,... up to 37 musicians.


PROCOL HARUM


New life for the mythical band when Brooker starts the band again in August 1991 (after their separation in 1977). Tim Renwick was asked to play in the USA tour promoting the album Prodigal stranger, as Robin Trower wasn't interested in touring. Mark Brzezicki is the chosen one for the very difficult task of getting the sticks (after their great drummer, B.J. Wilson, sadly died):

PROCOL HARUM #9
Aug 91-Dec 91
êDr Feelgood
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

But in December 1991, Renwick left (being replaced by the incredible Geoff Whitehorn).

In January 1992, Geoff Whitehorn joins Procol Harum (where he still plays, appearing in almost every reunion by the band since then) after Tim Renwick leaves the band:

PROCOL HARUM #10
Jan 92-Apr 92
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

They played a long tour in 1992, but Matthew Fisher didn't stay for long this time, leaving in April 1992.

Don Snow replaces Matthew Fisher in Procol Harum in May 1992:

PROCOL HARUM #11
May 92-Jun 92
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Don Snow
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics
Dr Feelgoodê

Also that same month, they went to play again with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (the same orchestra they used for recording their live album from 1971, with Dave Ball on guitar).

After finishing the tour, Dave Bronze comes back to Dr. Feelgood in June 1992.

Procol Harum played a special gig in August 1992, becoming Keith Fisher´s new return to the band. The bassist on that gig was the mighty Laurence Cottle as Dave Bronze was busy playing with The Hamsters:

PROCOL HARUM #12
Aug 92
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Laurence Cottle
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics
Big Countryê
Big Countryê

After that, Brzezicki rejoined Big Country in February 1993.

BIG COUNTRY (again)


In March 1993, Mark Brzezicki returns to Big Country:

BIG COUNTRY #5
Mar 93-Nov 96
êProcol Harum
Stuart Adamson
guitar, vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar, vocals
Tony Butler
bass
Interstateê

After null success from their last album, Big Country split in an unofficial way in November 1996. Simply, everybody went his own way.


INTERSTATE


In 1996 Mark Brzezicki joined Billy Duffy (guitarist in The Cult) in a new band called Interstate:

INTERSTATE #?
1996-Sep 96
êBig Country
Vincent Rocker
vocals
Billy Duffy
guitar
Craig Adams
bass

But they soon split, in September 1996.



GARY BROOKER BAND


In September 1996, the Gary Brooker Ensemble played a gig in a church, that was to be released as an acoustic live album. This is the superb band that backed Gary Brooker:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
Sep 96
êInterstate
êInterstate
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Robbie McIntosh
guitar
Michael Bywater
keyboards
Mark Brzezicki
percussion
+
The Chameleon Arts Chorus
choir
The Chameleon Arts Strings Quartet
strings

The album is Within our house, released that same year.


ARTHUR BROWN BAND


At the end of 1996, Mark Brzezicki joins historical band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown:

ARTHUR BROWN BAND #?
1996-?
Arthur Brown
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They recorded at least one EP.

Other info on members of Arthur Brown Band (I know up to 55 members)
Already covered (3): Stevie Lange, Rob Tait, Steve York
To be covered (51): Dave Ambrose, Pete Bailey, Paul Brett, Arthur Brown, Chris Bryant, Chris Burrows, Charley Charles, Barry Clarke, Tony Crane, Vincent Crane, Phil Curtis, Jeff Cutler, Andy Dalby, Jeff Danford, Billy Davidson, Lyn Dobson, Eddie Edwards, Bob Ellwood, Des Fisher, Max Gest, Nick Greenwood, Derek Griffiths, Nina Gromniak, Goodge Harris, Dick Henningham,... up to 51 musicians.


THE SNAKES


In 1997, Mark Brzezicki is approached by Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody for the initial lineup in The Snakes:

THE SNAKES #1
1997
Bernie Marsden
guitar, vocals
Micky Moody
guitar, vocals
David Levy
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards

They did a short tour, but Marsden & Moody soon changed the lineup.

Other info on members of The Snakes (I know up to 9 members)
Old pages (2): Don Airey, Bernie Marsden
To be covered (6): Willy Bendiksen, Jorn Lande, David Levy, Micky Moody, Josh Phillips, Sid Ringsby


BERNIE MARSDEN BAND


I think Mark Brzezicki has also toured backing Bernie Marsden, but I haven´t any details:

BERNIE MARSDEN BAND #?
?
Bernie Marsden
guitar, vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Bernie Marsden Band (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (2): Clive Edwards, Helen Hardy
Old pages (7): Don Airey, Colin Hodgkinson, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (21): Tony Ashton, Richard Bailey, Willy Bendiksen, Steve Cherry, David Coverdale, Steve Dixon, Dave Dowle, Mark Feltham, Jim Fitzpatrick, Gabriel Garrick, John Gordon, Rob Hawthorn, David Levy, Micky Moody, Nigel Neill, Richard Newman, Nick Payn, Josh Phillips, Simon Phillips, Sid Ringsby, Snowy White


BIG COUNTRY (again)


In 1997, there was a one-off reunion by Big Country, without Bruce Watson (then with his own band Wild Blue Yonder). But they were joined by Ray Davies, the Kinks boss. WOW, I'm sure it should be a hell of a concert!!

BIG COUNTRY #?
1997
Stuart Adamson
guitar, vocals
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Tony Butler
bass


GARY BROOKER BAND (again)


In October 1997, the Gary Brooker Ensemble plays another special one-off gig:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
Oct 97
êPaul McCartney Band
êEric Clapton Band
êBig Country
êBig Country
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Robbie McIntosh
guitar
Michael Bywater
keyboards
Mark Brzezicki
percussion
+
Richard George
violin
Liz Norton
violin
Claire Wilson
violin
Marla MacLennan
violin
Geoff Cole
viola
Vince Green
viola
William Routledge
cello
Ed Jefferies
cello
Julian Walters
bass
Voci Cantati
choir
Paul McCartney Bandê
Eric Clapton Bandê
Big Countryê
Big Countryê


MIDGE URE BAND


In December 1997, Mark Brzezicki plays some concerts with Midge Ure:

MIDGE URE BAND #?
Dec 97
Midge Ure
vocals, guitar
Josh Phillips
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with the complete lineup, please?

Other info on members of Midge Ure Band (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (8): Steve Brzezicki, Troy Donockley, Russell Field, Josh Phillips, Kevin Powell, Midge Ure, David Williamson, John Young


BIG COUNTRY (again)


In May 1998, Big Country starts gigging again. I´m not sure, but I guess Watson and Adamson were in the band then:

BIG COUNTRY #6
May 98-?
Stuart Adamson
guitar, vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar
Tony Butler
bass


GARY BROOKER BAND (again)


And two more Christmas gigs by Gary Brooker And No Stiletto Shoes in December 1998 with a different lineup than the day before:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
Dec 98
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low
guitar, vocals
Nick Pentelow
sax
Henry Spinetti
drums
+


LEO SAYER BAND


In 1999, we could find Mark Brzezicki as part of Leo Sayer Band:

LEO SAYER BAND #?
1999
Leo Sayer
vocals, keyboards
Bruce Watson
guitar, vocals
Simon Baisley
guitar
Jeremy Meek
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards

Other info on members of Leo Sayer Band (I know up to 49 members)
Already covered (3): Dave Bronze, Les Davidson, Theodore Thunder
Old pages (2): Steve Chapman, Chris Stainton
To be covered (43): Simon Baisley, Paul Berton, Harry Brus, Damon Butcher, Max Chetwynd, Melvyn Duffy, Geoff Dunn, Alun Eden, Brian Gascoigne, Frank Gibson Jr, Charlie Harrison, Al Hodge, Nicky Hopkins, Chris Hunt, Steve Jackson, Graham Jarvis, Ronnie Johnson, Mark Kennedy, Bobby Keys, John Kirk, Jim Leverton, John Lingwood, James Litherland, Huw Lloyd Langton, Teena Lyle,... up to 43 musicians.


PROCOL HARUM (again)


Another special one-off gig for Procol Harum happened in September 2000. The band played with the New London Symphonia orchestra. But the most special thing (to me) is that Mick Grabham rejoins the band for this concert.

PROCOL HARUM #18
Sep 00
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics
Frank Mead
sax, guest

Great sax player Frank Mead also guested with the band for some songs.

GARY BROOKER BAND (again)


A special gig by Gary Brooker And No Stiletto Shoes in September 2000:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
Sep 00
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low
guitar, vocals
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
Frank Mead
sax
Mark Brzezicki
percussion
Henry Spinetti
drums
+
Alvin Stardust
vocals
Steve Brzezicki
bass


PROCOL HARUM (again)


In May 2001, Procol Harum plays a few gigs with this personnel:

PROCOL HARUM #19
May 01
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

In September 2001, Procol Harum plays one gig at the great festival in Hell, Norway:

PROCOL HARUM #20
Sep 01
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics


SIMON TOWNSHEND BAND


In November 2001, On The Air reunited for a one-off gig, in order to celebrate the CD reissue of their album:

SIMON TOWNSHEND BAND #?
2001
Simon Townshend
vocals, guitar
Tony Butler
bass

Other info on members of Simon Townshend Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (3): Tony Butler, Phil Spalding, Simon Townshend


PROCOL HARUM (again)


A few more gigs for Procol Harum in December 2001:

PROCOL HARUM #21
Dec 01
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

Procol Harum plays a European mini tour during May and June 2002:

PROCOL HARUM #22
May 02-Jun 02
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

This was followed by some other gigs in December that same year.


BIG COUNTRY (again)


After Stuart Adamson´s death in December 2001, Big Country played a couple of tribute concerts. But in December 2002, they played at a fan convention with an expanded quintet:

BIG COUNTRY #7
Dec 02
êProcol Harum
Mike Peters
vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar
Tony Butler
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards
Procol Harumê


PROCOL HARUM (again)


Procol Harum - from left to right: Mark Brzezicki, Geoff Whitehorn, Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Matt Pegg


Procol Harum spends most of 2003 touring, starting in March:

PROCOL HARUM #23
Mar 03-Dec 03
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics


GARY BROOKER BAND (again)


Gary Brooker And No Stiletto Shoes in their Christmas benefit gigs (Brooker doubling the bill with Procol Harum as main act, joining them during the concert) in December 2003:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
Dec 03
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low
guitar, vocals
Frank Mead
sax, harmonica
Graham Broad
drums
+
Eric Clapton
guitar, vocals in 1 concert
+
Geoff Whitehorn
guitar in 1 concert
Matt Pegg
bass in 1 concert
Matthew Fisher
keyboards in 1 concert
Mark Brzezicki
drums in 1 concert


PROCOL HARUM (again)


Procol Harum plays 3 gigs during June and July 2004, with Josh Phillips back in the band:

PROCOL HARUM #24
Jun 04-Jul 04
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

Procol Harum is touring again from March 2005 to August 2005:

PROCOL HARUM #25
Mar 05-Jun 05
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics


CASBAH CLUB


Casbah Club - from left to right: Bruce Foxton, Josh Phillips, J J Gilmour, Bruce Watson, Mark Brzezicki


In 2004, Casbah Club starts its life:

CASBAH CLUB #1
2004
J J Gilmour
vocals, guitar
Bruce Watson
guitar
Bruce Foxton
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards

They released the live album Eastworld, but afer a few gigs, Gilmour and Phillips left the band.

In 2005, Simon Townshend joins Casbah Club:

CASBAH CLUB #?
2005-2006
Simon Townshend
vocals, guitar
Bruce Foxton
bass

They toured supporting Status Quo.

In 2006, Casbah Club expands to a quartet with the addition of Bruce Watson who comes back to the band:

CASBAH CLUB #?
2006-?
Simon Townshend
vocals, guitar
Bruce Watson
guitar
Bruce Foxton
bass

Other info on members of Casbah Club (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Josh Phillips, Simon Townshend, Bruce Watson


GARY BROOKER BAND (again)


Another benefit gig for Gary Brooker (this time credited to Gary Brooker And Friends) in May 2006:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
May 06
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Michael Bywater
keyboards
Frank Mead
sax, flute


PROCOL HARUM (again)


Procol Harum starts touring again from May 2006 to August 2006:

PROCOL HARUM #26
May 06-Aug 06
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matt Pegg
bass
Josh Phillips
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics

Other info on members of Procol Harum (I know up to 28 members)
Already covered (5): Dave Ball, Dave Bronze, Mick Grabham, Tim Renwick, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (3): Gary Brooker, Laurence Cottle, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (19): Graham Broad, Richard Brown, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Geoff Dunn, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Alan Morris, Dee Murray, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Don Snow, Pete Solley, Robin Trower, Ian Wallace, B J Wilson


CONRODS


Mark Brzezicki has been a member of Conrods, but don´t know other details:

CONRODS #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Conrods (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Steve Brzezicki, Josh Phillips


BIG COUNTRY (again)


In July 2007, Big Country reunites, now as a trio due to Stuart Adamson´s death:

BIG COUNTRY #8
Jul 07-Dec 07
Bruce Watson
guitar
Tony Butler
bass

They toured until December 2007. They released an EP called In our name, but credited to BBW instead of Big Country.


FROM THE JAM


In the summer 2009, Mark Brzezicki helps a hand to his mate Bruce Foxton in his band From The Jam as a temporary drummer when Rick Buckler left the band:

FROM THE JAM #?
2009-?
Russell Hastings
guitar, vocals
Bruce Foxton
bass, vocals

But he kept on playing with the band since then.



THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN


In February 2010, a new edition of Thunderclap Newman surfaces:

THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN #?
2010-2011
Nick Johnson
guitar
Josh Townshend
guitar, vocals
Tony Stubbings
bass
Andy Newman
keyboards

Other info on members of Thunderclap Newman (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (1): Tex Makins
Old pages (3): Jim Avery, Jack McCulloch, Jimmy McCulloch
To be covered (5): Pete Goodall, Chris Hunt, John ´Speedy´ Keen, Zoot Money, Andy Newman


BIG COUNTRY


In Dec 2010, Big Country comes to life again, now as a quintet with vocalist Mike Peters (from The Alarm) and Bruce Watson´s son, Jamie:

BIG COUNTRY #?
Dec 10-Sep 12
Mike Peters
vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar
Jamie Watson
guitar
Tony Butler
bass

A surprise arrives when Tony Butler announces in September 2012 that he leaves the band.

Big Country changes their bassist when Tony Butler leaves the band, being replaced by Derek Forbes:

BIG COUNTRY #10
Sep 12-currently
Mike Peters
vocals
Bruce Watson
guitar
Jamie Watson
guitar
Derek Forbes
bass

This is Big Country´s current lineup, touring in 2013.

Other info on members of Big Country (I know up to 16 members)
To be covered (6): Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, Richie Close, Ray Davies, Josh Phillips, Bruce Watson


AND MORE...


Mark Brzezicki also appears in some other Prince´s Trust concerts, but I still haven't made a catalog of my videotapes, and I can't remember the details now.

DISCOGRAPHY: (122 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Scraps - Simon Townshend - Mark Brzezicki (2000)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (77 credits)
  • Another planet (SINGLE) - On The Air (1980)

  • Ready for action / Crazy & youth (SINGLE) - On The Air (1980)

  • Empty glass - Pete Townshend (April 1980)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Peter Hope Evans, Simon Phillips, Pete Townshend
    • Guests: Kenny Jones, Raphael Rudd
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
  • All the best cowboys have Chinese eyes - Pete Townshend (June 1982)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Peter Hope Evans, Jody Linscott, Simon Phillips, Pete Townshend
    • Guests: Ann Odell, Poli Palmer, Chris Stainton (RIP: John Lewis)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Bill Price, Bobby Pridden
  • The Crossing - Big Country (July 1983)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Producer: Steve Lillywhite
    • Comments: First album by the band.
  • Wonderland (EP) - Big Country (1984)

  • Sweet sound - Simon Townshend (1984)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Simon Townshend
    • Guests: Steve Barnacle, Chris Stainton (RIP: Ron Aspery)
    • Producer: Pete Townshend
  • Live - Big Country (May 1984)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in New Year´s Eve 1983. There´s an edition on CD as King Biscuit Flower Hour.
  • Steeltown - Big Country (October 1984)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Producer: Steve Lillywhite
  • Love - The Cult (1985)

  • Flip ya flip (SINGLE) - Nils Lofgren (1985)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Nils Lofgren, Andy Newmark
    • Guests: (RIP: T Lavitz)
    • Producer: Lance Quinn
  • Secrets in the street (SINGLE) - Nils Lofgren (1985)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Nils Lofgren, Andy Newmark
    • Guests: (RIP: T Lavitz)
    • Producer: Lance Quinn
    • Comments: Double single including two new tracks recorded live in May 1985 with Steve Brzezicki (bass), Simon Climie (keyboards) and Mark Brzezicki (drums).
  • The Gift - Midge Ure (1985)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Midge Ure
    • Guests: Lindsay Elliott, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna
  • Under a raging moon - Roger Daltrey (September 1985)

    • Members: Russ Ballard, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Roger Daltrey, Alan Shacklock, John Siegler, Zak Starkey, Mark Williamson
    • Guests: Martin Chambers, Stewart Copeland, Mark Feltham, Nick Glennie-Smith, Annie McCaig, Robbie McIntosh, Carl Palmer, John Payne, Roger Taylor, Bruce Watson (RIP: Cozy Powell)
  • The Seer live in New York - Big Country (1986)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in August 1986.
  • White city (a novel) - Pete Townshend (1986)

    • Members: Steve Barnacle, Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, David Gilmour, Peter Hope Evans, Pete Townshend
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
  • The Seer - Big Country (July 1986)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Producer: Robin Millar
  • Broken heart (EP) - Big Country (1988)

  • Answers to nothing - Midge Ure (1988)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Midge Ure
    • Guests: Robbie Kilgore (RIP: Mick Karn)
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain
  • Peace in our time - Big Country (September 1988)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Josh Phillips, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Guests: Maxi Anderson, Merry Clayton, Donna Davidson
  • Love mixes - The Cult (1989)

  • Vigil in the wilderness of mirrors - Fish (1990)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Fish, Jannick Gers, John Keeble, Hal Lindes, Mickey Simmonds, Frank Usher
    • Guests: John Giblin, Luis Jardim, Carol Kenyon, Tessa Niles, Gavyn Wright
    • Comments: The remastered CD from 1999 contains 5 bonus tracks.
  • The Prodigal stranger - Procol Harum (1991)

    • Members: Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid, Henry Spinetti, Robin Trower
    • Guests: Stevie Lange, Maggie Ryder, Jerry Stevenson, Miriam Stockley
    • Technical: Ted Jensen
    • Comments: Probably Tim Renwick also appears here, uncredited.
  • No place like home - Big Country (September 1991)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson, Richie Close)
    • Guests: Carol Kenyon, Katie Kissoon
    • Comments: By the time the album was to be recorded, Big Country was without drummer, so they called ex-member Mark Brzezicki to play on it as a guest.
  • Pure - Midge Ure (September 1991)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Josh Phillips, Midge Ure
    • Guests: Chris Ballin, Robbie Kilgore, Sylvia Mason-James, Jeremy Meehan, Paddy Moloney, Simon Phillips, Steve Williams
  • The Buffalo skinners - Big Country (March 1993)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Guests: Simon Phillips
    • Comments: CD edition contains additional tracks.
  • Psychoderelict - Pete Townshend (June 1993)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Chyna, Peter Hope Evans, Katie Kissoon, Jody Linscott, Billy Nicholls, Phil Palmer, Pete Townshend, Cleveland Watkiss
    • Guests: Jon Astley, Jamie Lane, Jaz Lochrie, Tessa Niles, Josh Phillips, Bobby Pridden, Adam Seymour, Simon Townshend, Nigel Walker, Susie Webb, Ian Wilson (RIP: Paul ´Tubbs´ Williams)
  • Pigpens birthday - Fish (August 1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Robin Boult, Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Fish, Mickey Simmonds, Frank Usher
    • Comments: Double CD recorded live in April 1990.
  • Live - without the aid of a safety net - Big Country (June 1994) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 1993. CD edition contains additional tracks. There´s also a video edition. The album was reissued on CD in March 1997 under the new title The greatest hits live.
  • Live - without the aid of a safety net - Big Country (June 1994) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in December 1993. There´s also an album edition (vinyl and CD editions).
  • Radio 1 sessions - Big Country (September 1994) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Album recorded live from two different concerts, in August 1982 and March 1983.
  • Yin - Fish (1995)

    • Members: Robin Boult, Mark Brzezicki, Fish, Hal Lindes, Ted McKenna, Foss Paterson, David Paton, Mickey Simmonds, Dave Stewart, Frank Usher (RIP: Kevin Wilkinson)
    • Guests: Sam Brown, Zal Cleminson, John Giblin, Chris Glen, Steve Howe, Luis Jardim, Hugh McKenna, Tessa Niles, Gavyn Wright
    • Producer: Jon Kelly
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
  • Yang - Fish (1995)

    • Members: Robin Boult, Mark Brzezicki, Fish, John Keeble, Hal Lindes, Foss Paterson, David Paton, Mickey Simmonds, Frank Usher (RIP: Kevin Wilkinson)
    • Guests: John Giblin, Luis Jardim, Carol Kenyon, Tessa Niles, Gavyn Wright
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
  • Why the long face - Big Country (June 1995)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • In a Big Country - Big Country (June 1995)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Compilation with two new live tracks (recorded in July 1983 and August 1986).
  • The Long goodbye - Procol Harum (July 1995)

  • BBC live in concert - Big Country (September 1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in January 1989.
  • Live 93 - Big Country (October 1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1993, it was sold as a cassette during their gigs. It´s different than the Live in Cologne album, although they were recorded at the same concert.
  • Within our house - Gary Brooker Ensemble (1996) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Michael Bywater, Robbie McIntosh
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 1996.
  • Eclectic - Big Country (August 1996) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Guests: Steve Harley, Bobby Valentino
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1996.
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour - Big Country (March 1997) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in New Year´s Eve 1983. There´s an video edition simply called Live.
  • Brighton rock - Big Country (September 1997) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in November 1995. It was reissued in 2002 under the new title Wonderland live.
  • Restless natives & rarities - Big Country (June 1998)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • Live in concert - Midge Ure (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Josh Phillips, Midge Ure
    • Guests: Jeremy Meehan, Steve Williams
  • Driving to Damascus - Big Country (September 1999)

  • Nashville sessions - Big Country (April 2000)

  • Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Big Country (June 2000) (LIVE)

  • Come up screaming - Big Country (October 2000) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: 2CD recorded live in May 2000.
  • The Peppermint lounge - Big Country (December 2000) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in August 1982.
  • Wolfsburg - Big Country (December 2000)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in August 1995.
  • Little orphans - Midge Ure (2001)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Josh Phillips, Midge Ure
    • Guests: (RIP: Mick Karn)
  • Country Club Convention 1999 - Big Country (February 2001)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 1999.
  • Newcastle live - Big Country (April 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 1999.
  • Live In Moscow 1988 - Big Country (April 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1988.
  • Rarities II - Big Country (April 2001)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • Das Fest - Big Country (April 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: 2CD recorded live in July 1995.
  • Driving to Perth 1999 - Big Country (May 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: Video recorded live in July 1999.
  • One in a million - Big Country (June 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: It contains live tracks from different dates (December 1993, June 1994, July 1994 and August 1995)
  • The Show - SAS Band (August 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Arthur Brown, Mark Brzezicki, Andy Bush, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Fish, Tony Hadley, Steve Hamilton, Stevie Lange, John Marter, Jamie Moses, Neil Murray, Zoe Nicholas, Tom Robinson, Leo Sayer, Mark Shaw, Roger Taylor, Chris Thompson, Laurie Wisefield, Paul Young (RIP: Paul Young)
    • Guests: Elizabeth Antwi, Dave Bronze, Hugh Burns, Barrie Guard, Josh Phillips, Roy Wood
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth
  • Ready for action again - On The Air (October 2001)

  • simontownshendis - Simon Townshend (2002)

  • Live (DVD) - Procol Harum (July 2002) (LIVE)

  • Vampire suite - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (2003)

    • Members: Arthur Brown, Mark Brzezicki
    • Guests: Sid Gauld, Nick Pentelow, Josh Phillips, Pete Thoms
    • Comments: 2CD, although only the first CD contains music. The 2nd CD is a story read by Arthur Brown.
  • The Well´s on fire - Procol Harum (March 2003)

  • One more time - Procol Harum (2004) (LIVE)

  • The Show - SAS Band (2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Andy Bush, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Fish, Tony Hadley, Steve Hamilton, Helen Hampton, Katie Kissoon, John Marter, Jamie Moses, Neil Murray, Zoe Nicholas, Mark Shaw, Steve Stroud, Chris Thompson, Susie Webb, Laurie Wisefield, Paul Young
    • Guests: Elizabeth Antwi, Arthur Brown, Josh Phillips, Tom Robinson, Leo Sayer, Roger Taylor, Roy Wood (RIP: Paul Young)
  • Field of crows - Fish (May 2004)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Frank Usher, Bruce Watson
    • Guests: Richard Sidwell
  • Live - Casbah Club (June 2004) (LIVE)

  • Eastworld - The Casbah Club (August 2004)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Josh Phillips, Bruce Watson
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2004.
  • Live at The Union Chapel (DVD) - Procol Harum (August 2004) (LIVE)

  • Casbah Club (EP) - Casbah Club (November 2005)

  • Venustraphobia - Casbah Club (June 2006)

  • In concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir - Procol Harum (2008) (LIVE)

  • In concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir - Procol Harum (2008) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Comments: Live album taken from the same concert as the CD, in 2006. But the DVD contains bonus tracks from 1974 with the lineup featuring Mick Grabham, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping and B J Wilson.
  • In our name (EP) - BBW (November 2008)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson
    • Comments: BBW stands for Brzezicki, Butler, Watson: that is, Big Country.
  • Beyond Hollywood - Thunderclap Newman (2010)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Andy Newman
    • Comments: The album contains 7 live tracks plus 3 studio tracks.
  • The BBC sessions - Fish ( - ) (LIVE)

COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (15 credits)
  • Through a Big Country - Big Country (May 1990)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • Pure Cult - The Cult (1993)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Mickey Curry, Les Warner (RIP: Michael Lee, Nigel Preston)
    • Guests: Charlie Drayton, John Sinclair, Benmont Tench
    • Producer: Chris Kimsey, Richie Zito
  • The Collection 1982-1988 - Big Country (February 1993)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • The Best of Big Country - Big Country (February 1994)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • High octane Cult - The Cult (November 1996)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Mickey Curry, Les Warner (RIP: Michael Lee, Nigel Preston)
    • Guests: Charlie Drayton, John Sinclair, Benmont Tench
    • Producer: Chris Kimsey, Richie Zito
    • Comments: Compilation with 2 new tracks.
  • If I was - the very best of Midge Ure & Ultravox - Midge Ure (1997)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Midge Ure
    • Producer: Trevor Horn, George Martin (RIP: Mick Karn, Phil Lynott, Conny Plank)
    • Comments: Compilation with Midge Ure & Ultravox songs.
  • Master series - Big Country (March 1997)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • Martyrs & madmen: the best of Roger Daltrey - Roger Daltrey (July 1997)

    • Members: Russ Ballard, Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Clem Clempson, Roger Daltrey, Stuart Elliott, Gary Grainger, Billy Nicholls, Alan Shacklock, John Siegler, Mark Williamson (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Rod Argent, Tony Beard, Tony Carr, B J Cole, Martin Ditcham, Herbie Flowers, Ken Freeman, Mickey Gallagher, Nick Glennie-Smith, Steve Gray, Bob Henrit, Ricky Hitchcock, Jimmy Jewell, Kenny Jones, Phil Kenzie, Paul Keogh, Paul Korda, Dave Markee, Hank Marvin, Dave Mattacks, Annie McCaig, Robbie McIntosh, Del Newman, Brian Odgers, Jo Partridge, John Payne, John Perry, Frank Ricotti, Tony Rivers, Allan Schwartzberg, Chris Spedding, Stuart Tosh, Pete Townshend, John Van Tongeren, Bruce Watson, Dave Wintour (RIP: Ron Aspery, Michael Brecker, Stu Calver, Alvin Lee, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Meehan)
    • Producer: Jeff Wayne (RIP: Adam Faith)
    • Technical: Jon Astley, Richard Dodd, Alan Douglas, Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot, Nigel Walker
  • Kings of emotion - Big Country (April 1998)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with one new live track recorded in November 1995.
  • No regrets - Midge Ure (December 2000)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Kevin Powell
    • Guests: Zal Cleminson, Lindsay Elliott, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna (RIP: Mick Karn, Mick Ronson)
    • Comments: Compilation consisting of 9 studio tracks and 8 live tracks.
  • Under cover - Big Country (March 2001)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • The Best of Big Country - the millenium collection - Big Country (April 2001)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
  • Moonlighting: the anthology - Roger Daltrey (December 2004)

    • Members: Russ Ballard, Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Jon Carin, Clem Clempson, Roger Daltrey, Stuart Elliott, Gary Grainger, Jody Linscott, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips, Alan Shacklock, John Siegler, Frank Simes, Zak Starkey, Simon Townshend, Cleveland Watkiss, Mark Williamson (RIP: John Entwistle, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Guests: Rob Alter, Dave Arbus, Rod Argent, Gary Barnacle, Tony Beard, Peter Beckett, Ricky Byrd, Martin Chambers, B J Cole, Stewart Copeland, Martin Ditcham, Spike Edney, Lance Ellington, Andy Fairweather Low, Morgan Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Stewart Francis, Ken Freeman, Mickey Gallagher, Art Garfunkel, Nick Glennie-Smith, Bob Henrit, Ricky Hitchcock, Brie Howard, Jimmy Jewell, Kenny Jones, David Katz, Phil Kenzie, Paul Keogh, Rob Ladd, Julian Lennon, Dave Markee, Hank Marvin, Dave Mattacks, Nicko McBrain, Annie McCaig, Robbie McIntosh, Robert Medici, Del Newman, peter Noone, Brian Odgers, Carl Palmer, Jo Partridge, John Payne, Thommy Price, Cliff Richard, Frank Ricotti, Jimmy Roberts, Allan Schwartzberg, Chris Spedding, Dave Stewart, Miriam Stockley, Roger Taylor, Mike Thorn, David Tofani, Stuart Tosh, Pete Townshend, John Van Tongeren, Bruce Watson, Norman Watt-Roy, Dave Wintour, Vinnie Zummo (RIP: Ron Aspery, Michael Brecker, Alvin Lee, Cozy Powell, Mick Ronson, Shaun Solomon)
  • Gold - Roger Daltrey (October 2006)

    • Members: Russ Ballard, Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Jon Carin, Clem Clempson, Roger Daltrey, Stuart Elliott, Gary Grainger, Jody Linscott, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips, Alan Shacklock, John Siegler, Frank Simes, Zak Starkey, Simon Townshend, Cleveland Watkiss, Mark Williamson (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Rob Alter, Dave Arbus, Rod Argent, Gary Barnacle, Tony Beard, Peter Beckett, Ricky Byrd, Martin Chambers, B J Cole, Stewart Copeland, Martin Ditcham, Spike Edney, Lance Ellington, Andy Fairweather Low, Morgan Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Ken Freeman, Mickey Gallagher, Art Garfunkel, Nick Glennie-Smith, Bob Henrit, Ricky Hitchcock, Brie Howard, Jimmy Jewell, Kenny Jones, David Katz, Phil Kenzie, Paul Keogh, Rob Ladd, Julian Lennon, Dave Markee, Hank Marvin, Dave Mattacks, Annie McCaig, Robbie McIntosh, Robert Medici, Del Newman, Peter Noone, Brian Odgers, Carl Palmer, Jo Partridge, John Payne, Thommy Price, Cliff Richard, Frank Ricotti, Jimmy Roberts, Allan Schwartzberg, Chris Spedding, Miriam Stockley, Roger Taylor, Mike Thorn, David Tofani, Stuart Tosh, Pete Townshend, John Van Tongeren, Bruce Watson, Norman Watt-Roy, Dave Wintour, Vinnie Zummo (RIP: Ron Aspery, Michael Brecker, Alvin Lee, Jimmy McCulloch, Cozy Powell, Mick Ronson, Shaun Solomon)
  • Secrets of the hive - the best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum (August 2007)

ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (8 credits)
  • U-VOX - Ultravox (1986)

    • Members: Midge Ure
    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Mark Brzezicki, Carol Kenyon, George Martin, Kevin Powell, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Derek Watkins
    • Producer: (RIP: Conny Plank)
  • Sirens call (SINGLE) - Pat Orchard (1992)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki
    • Producer: Simon Townshend
    • Comments: Single with 4 songs: two studio tracks recorded in July 1992 and two recorded live at Montreux Jazz Festival also in July 1992.
  • 10 flags - Pat Orchard (1993)

  • The Great unknown - Tony Butler (August 1997)

  • Dear God - Ryoichi Yuki (March 1998)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Jerry Meehan, Josh Phillips (RIP: Mick Karn)
    • Producer: Midge Ure
  • One day to the next (SINGLE) - Tony Butler (May 1998)

    • Members: Tony Butler
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Josh Phillips (RIP: Al Hodge)
    • Comments: Benefit single with 3 tracks.
  • The Great unknown (slight return) - Tony Butler (May 2002)

  • Back in the room - Bruce Foxton (October 2012)

COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • The Prince´s Trust concert 1987 - VVAA (1987) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Gary Barnacle, Mark Brzezicki, Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Dave Edmunds, Jimmy Helms, Jools Holland, Matt Irving, Elton John, Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr, Midge Ure, Paul Young (RIP: George Harrison)
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain
    • Comments: 2LP recorded live in June 1987, featuring tracks by Mark King & Mike Lindup, Midge Ure, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins & Paul Young, Ben E King, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Go West, Alison Moyet, Spandau Ballet, Labi Siffre, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Dave Edmunds & Bryan Adams, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Mark Brzezicki was the drummer for the house band.
  • Prince´s Trust rock gala volume 3 - VVAA (1999) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Perla Batalla, Mark Brzezicki, Julie Christensen, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Peter Gabriel, Barry Gibb, Steve Gregory, Elton John, Howard Jones, Katie Kissoon, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, Tessa Niles, Susie O´List, David Rhodes, L Shankar, Neil Sidwell, Paul Spong, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Midge Ure (RIP: Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Mick Karn)
    • Comments: Live DVD recording of a benefit gala held in June 1998 during two different concerts, featuring Wet Wet Wet, Leonard Cohen, T´Pau, Midge Ure, Howard Jones, Rick Astley, Colin Vearncombe, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, The Bee Gees, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John and Eric Clapton.
  • Do they know it´s Christmas? (SINGLE) - Band Air 20 (2004)

    • Guests: David Bowie, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Phil Collins, Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Paul McCartney, Katie Melua, George Michael, Linda Ronstadt, Sting, Andy Taylor, Midge Ure, Bruce Watson, Robbie Williams, Paul Young (RIP: Stuart Adamson)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
    • Comments: Charity single that performs a new rendition of the song that was released in 1985, along with the original version and the live version recorded in July 85 at the Live Aid Festival.
SOUNDTRACKS (1 credit)
  • Shall we dance? OST - VVAA (2004)

    • Guests: John Altman, Dave Arch, John Beasley, Wayne Bergeron, Charlie Bisharat, Mark Brzezicki, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Larry Corbett, David Daniels, George Doering, Brandon Fields, Endre Granat, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Kim Hutchcroft, Nick Ingman, Suzie Katayama, Armen Ksadjikian, Gayle Levant, Rickey Minor, Ralph Morrison, Pino Palladino, John Parricelli, Joel Peskin, Josh Phillips, Simon Townshend, Gavyn Wright
    • Producer: Stewart Levine (RIP: Tal Herzberg)
    • Technical: Jon Astley, Steve Genewick, Ted Jensen
    • Comments: Soundtrack from the movie starring Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon. With tracks by The Pussycat Dolls, Gotan Project, Gizelle D´Cole & Pilar Montenegro, Peter Gabriel, Jamie Cullum, Rachel Fuller (with Mark Brzezicki on drums), Mya.
SESSIONS (17 credits)
  • So far... - Bob Theil (1982)

  • A bao a qu (SINGLE) - Virginia Astley (January 1982)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Peter Hope Evans, Emma Townshend
    • Producer: Jon Astley
  • Shine - Frida (1984)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Marc Chantereau, Pete Glenister, Rutger Gunnarsson, Tony Levin (RIP: Kirsty MacColl)
    • Producer: Steve Lillywhite (RIP: Stig Anderson)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1984.
  • Heartbeat like thunder / Warm my cold heart (SINGLE) - Steve Harley (1986)

    • Members: Stuart Elliott, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki
    • Producer: (RIP: Mickie Most)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1984.
  • 7000 danses - Indochine (1987)

    • Members: (RIP: Stephane Sirkis)
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Preston Heyman
  • Radio musicola - Nik Kershaw (1988)

    • Members: Mark Price
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Simon Clarke, Larry Dunn, Kuma Harada, Carol Kenyon, Felix Krish, Stevie Lange, Roddy Lorimer, Simon Phillips, Andy Richards, Tim Sanders, Steve Sidwell, Miriam Stockley, Pete Thoms, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
  • The Shouting stage - Joan Armatrading (July 1988)

    • Members: Joan Armatrading, Jamie Lane, Dave Mattacks
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Clark, Manu Katche, Mark Knopfler, Jody Linscott, Bob Noble, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, David Rhodes
  • Pete York presents Super Drumming volume 3 - Pete York (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Miller Anderson, Brian Auger, Colin Hodgkinson, Ian Paice, Pete York (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Ferrone, Trilok Gurtu, Jon Hiseman, Herman Rarebell, Freddie Santiago, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Ed Thigpen)
    • Comments: And these are the lineups for the double album Pete York presents Super Drumming volume 3: Pete York (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums) Jon Hiseman (drums) Hermann Rarebell (drums) Ian Paice (drums) Mark Brzezicki (drums) Jim Killpatrick (drums) Ed Thigpen (drums) + The "SD III" Band: Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Glen Velez (percussion) Trilok Gurtu (percussion) + The "R&B" Band: Miller Anderson (guitar, vocals) Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals) Brian Auger (keyboards) + special guests: This one was also recorded live in Volklingen/Saarland, in August 1989. These are the songs where Colin plays: In 'I got rhythm': Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Jon Lord (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Footloose': Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Brian Auger (keyboards) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Steve Ferrone (drums) In '2001 (Also sprach Zarathustra)' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Mars spanglang' (part of a suite): Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) In 'Jupiter disco' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) In 'Star Wars' (part of a suite): Glen Velez (percussion) Trilok Gurtu (percussion) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Smoke on the water': Miller Anderson (vocals) Ian Paice (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Sunshine of your love': Colin Hodgkinson (vocals) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Leaving trunk' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Glen Velez (percussion) Ed Thigpen (drums) Jim Killpatrick (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Speed merchants' (part of a suite): Brian Auger (vocals) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Rick Keller (sax) Steve Ferrone (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Blue bolero' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Heavy Ravel' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Jon Lord (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jim Killpatrick (drums) Jon Hiseman (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'After midnight': Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Rick Keller (sax) Hermann Rarebell (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Let's have a party / Jailhouse rock': Colin Hodgkinson (vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Gemini voice' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums) Pete York (drums) In 'Windows finale' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums) Some years later, some compilations have appeared from these sessions, although some of the albums aren't credited to Pete York anymore (weird!!).
  • In the running - Howard Jones (April 1992)

    • Members: Howard Jones
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Sam Clayton, Luis Conte, Steve Farris, Carol Kenyon, David Lindley, Robbie McIntosh, Tessa Niles, Dean Parks, Kevin Robinson, Neil Taylor, Midge Ure, Jai Winding (RIP: Clare Fischer, Richie Hayward)
    • Producer: Rupert Hine
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig
    • Comments: Recorded between September 1990 and September 1991.
  • Body & soul - Rick Astley (September 1993)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Richard Cottle, Derek Green, Nigel Hitchcock, Felix Krish, Anthony Patler, Beverley Skeete, Ian Thomas, Jim Williams
    • Technical: Tom Lord-Alge
  • Days - Big Corporation (1994)

  • Clearwater days - Pat Orchard (1995)

  • Prime time people - Buzztonic (September 1996)

  • Elena - Maggie Reilly (September 1996)

    • Members: Maggie Reilly, Tim Renwick
    • Guests: Steve Alexander, Dyan Birch, Graham Broad, Mark Brzezicki, Hugh Burns, Frank Collins, Neil Conti, Alan Darby, Martin Ditcham, John Giblin, Neil Hubbard, Luis Jardim, Will Malone, Paddy McHugh, Steve Sidwell, John Themis, Peter John Vettesse
    • Comments: Elena includes backing by: Tim Renwick (guitar), Alan Darby (guitar, ex-Asia, later he was in Eric Clapton Band), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Hugh Burns (guitar), Peter John Vettesse (keyboards, ex-Jethro Tull), Stuart Mackillop (keyboards), John Giblin (bass), François Garny (bass), Steve Sidwell (trumpet), Mark Brzezicki (drums), Graham Broad (drums), Steve Alexander (drums), Neil Conte (drums), Martin Ditcham (percussion), Louis Jardim (percussion), and backing vocals by the Kokomo guys: Frank Collins, Dian Birch and Paddy McHugh.
  • Penumbra moon - Billy Nicholls (2001)

    • Members: Billy Nicholls
    • Guests: Richard Bailey, Mark Brzezicki, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Tony Butler, Phil Chen (RIP: Alan Murphy)
    • Comments: The songs were recorded in a long period, between 1978 and 1996.
  • Cigarettes & housework - Rachel Fuller (2004)

    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Pino Palladino, Josh Phillips, Pete Townshend, Simon Townshend, Gavyn Wright
    • Technical: Keith Grant
    • Comments: First album by Rachel Fuller.
  • Down by the station (SINGLE) - Slim Gaillard ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Slim Gaillard)
    • Guests: Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Merry Clayton, Donna Davidson, Bruce Watson, Peter Wolf (RIP: Stuart Adamson)

QUESTIONS:

01. Mark has recorded with Sting (maybe The Soul Cages?), The Pretenders or Peter Gabriel, but don´t know the albums. Can someone help me?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 19


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitri Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

THANKS:

Thanks to:
  • Dave Wharton: for info on Simon Townshend with Tony and Mark (2004).

  • Also thanks for writing to:
  • Darlene D (2009).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    28/February/2013 - Page added to the blog.
    17/August/1999 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Mark Brzezicki mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Tony Butler (57)
    Bruce Watson (44)
    Stuart Adamson (41)
    Josh Phillips (17)
    Simon Townshend (16)
    Midge Ure (12)
    Gary Brooker (10)
    Steve Brzezicki (9)
    Pete Townshend (9)
    Geoff Whitehorn (8)

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