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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Mark Griffiths (guitar / bass)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Flying Garrick   
At Last The 1958 Rock´n´Roll Show   
Smile [1968] 
Harsh Reality [?-Jan 70]1 album
Ian Matthews Band [Jan 70]7 albums + 1 compilation
Matthews Southern Comfort [Jan 70-Nov 70]3 albums + 3 compilations
Southern Comfort [Nov 70-1972]3 albums + 1 compilation
Al Stewart Band [1975] 
David Essex Band  4 albums
Claire Hammill Band   
The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band  3 albums
Tom Robinson Band [Nov 76-Dec 76] 
Cliff Richard Band [1977]8 albums
Ian Matthews Band (again) [1978-1980] 
Cliff Richard Band (again) [1981-1983] 
Everly Brothers [Sep 83]4 albums
Ian Matthews Band (again) [1984] 
Cliff Richard Band (again) [1984] 
The Shadows [1986-1987]4 albums + 1 compilation
Cliff Richard Band (again) [1988] 
The Shadows (again) [1989] 
Cliff Richard & The Shadows [Jun 89]1 album
Cliff Richard & The Shadows (again) [Jun 90] 
The Shadows (again) [Dec 90] 
Ginger Pig Boogie Band [?] 
Plainsong [1992-1996]6 albums
Hank Marvin & Brian Bennett Band [Nov 94]7 albums
Mirage [1995]1 album
Hank Marvin Band (again) [Nov 95-Dec 95] 
Hank Marvin Band (again) [Mar 97-May 97] 
Plainsong (again) [1997-?] 
Hank Marvin Band (again) [Oct 98-Dec 98] 
Hank Marvin Band (again) [Apr 00-Jun 00] 
Ian Matthews & Andy Roberts (again) [Aug 00] 
Hank Marvin Band (again) [Apr 02-Jun 02] 
Plainsong (again) [2003-?] 
Willy Russell Band [Jul 03]1 album
The Shadows (again) [May 04-2004] 
The Rutles [Jun 04] 
The Rutles (again) [Jun 05] 
The Shadows (again) [Jun 05-2005] 
Warren Bennett & Friends [Sep 06]3 albums
John Verity Band [2006]4 albums
Dennis Locorriere Band [Mar 07-Apr 07]1 album
Cliff Richard Band (again) [Nov 08-Dec 08] 
Phoenix [2009] 
Cliff Richard & The Shadows (again) [Sep 09-2010] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Superb musician (I knew him first as a guitarist, but he also plays bass, especially when he plays for The Shadows). He appears with many of my favourite musicians. He has a very long career, as we are going to read.

He was born Mark-Haydn Griffiths in Northampton, England.

a young Mark Griffiths



THE FLYING GARRICK


When they were still teenagers, Mark Griffiths and Tom Hall started playing together in folk clubs. Soon after, they also formed their first band. Don´t know if there were more players involved.

This friendship experience lasted during Tom´s whole life, as Mark produced most of Tom´s albums as well as playing together again in another band, as we´re going to read.


AT LAST THE 1958 ROCK´N´ROLL SHOW


This was a band led by piano player Freddie ´Fingers´ Lee. Along many different lineups, he hired some young musicians that were later famous. Mark Griffiths was one of them, but I don´t have info about the lineup(s) or the period when this happened. Can someone help?


SMILE


Smile was a band formed by Roger Swallow in 1968. They released one single in Decca, 'Penny for the wind / Tea and toast, Mr. Watson?' in May 1968 (credited to Dennis Couldry And Smile), but they recorded more tracks that remain unreleased.

They only played one gig, at the Isle Of Wight Festival in August 1968 (as The Smile), with this lineup (Spedding on bass!):

SMILE #?
Aug 68
êBattered Ornaments
Dennis Couldry
vocals
Chris Spedding
bass
Roy Civil
keyboards
Frank Ricotti Quartetê

They also made a TV appearance.

I have some questions... Does anybody know who are the musicians playing in the single? These same ones?

Other info on members of Smile (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Roger Swallow
To be covered (1): Chris Spedding


HARSH REALITY


They were a band from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, formed by members of another band called Freightliner Blues Band (previously also called The Revolution)

HARSH REALITY #?
1968-1969
Carl Barnwell
guitar
Mark Griffiths
guitar, bass
Cliff Jenkins
guitar
Stephen Miller
keyboards
Ian Matthews Bandê
Ian Matthews Bandê
Ian Matthews Bandê

In 1968, they released their first single, ´Tobacco Ash Sunday / How Do You Feel´. They released only one album, Heaven and hell in 1969. After a new single in 1969, they disbanded and their producer recommended Barnwell, Griffiths and Roger Swallow to join the first Ian Matthews live backing band in 1970.

As I don´t have the album, I can´t check the credits, but I read in a different book that the lineup was different: Alan Greed (vocals), Mark Griffiths (guitar), Dave Jenkins (guitar), Steve Miller (bass) and Roger Swallow (drums). Can someone help me checking the album credits, please?

Other info on members of Harsh Reality (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Roger Swallow
To be covered (3): Carl Barnwell, Cliff Jenkins, Stephen Miller


IAN MATTHEWS BAND


This was first Ian Matthews Band lineup, in January 1970:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #1
Jan 70
êHarsh Reality
êHarsh Reality
êHarsh Reality
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Carl Barnwell
guitar
Gordon Huntley
steel guitar
Peter Watkins
bass
Matthews Southern Comfortê
Matthews Southern Comfortê
Matthews Southern Comfortê
Matthews Southern Comfortê
Matthews Southern Comfortê
Matthews Southern Comfortê

But they turned into Matthews Southern Comfort that same month.


MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT


This was the original lineup of Matthews Southern Comfort in January 1970:

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT #1
Jan 70-?
êIan Matthews Band
êIan Matthews Band
êIan Matthews Band
êIan Matthews Band
êIan Matthews Band
êIan Matthews Band
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Carl Barnwell
guitar
Gordon Huntley
steel guitar
Peter Watkins
bass
Albion Country Bandê

But sometime later, Roger Swallow and Peter Watkins left (they were replaced by Ray Duffy and Andy Leigh).

This was the second lineup of Matthews Southern Comfort, sometime in 1970:

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT #2
?-Nov 70
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Carl Barnwell
guitar
Gordon Huntley
steel guitar
Andy Leigh
bass
Ray Duffy
drums

But Ian Matthews finally parted ways in November 1970, when he left for a solo career. The rest continued but as Southern Comfort.

Other info on members of Matthews Southern Comfort (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Roger Swallow
To be covered (6): Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Gordon Huntley, Andy Leigh, Ian Matthews, Peter Watkins


SOUTHERN COMFORT


Southern Comfort in 1971 - from left to right: Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Carl Barnwell - out of the photo: Gordon Huntley and Ray Duffy


Southern Comfort in 1971 - from left to right: Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ray Duffy, Carl Barnwell, Gordon Huntley


Southern Comfort in 1971 - from left to right: Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ray Duffy on drums, Carl Barnwell, Gordon Huntley


Without Ian Matthews, the band shorten their name to Southern Comfort in November 1970:

SOUTHERN COMFORT #1
Nov 70-1972
Carl Barnwell
guitar
Mark Griffiths
guitar, vocals
Gordon Huntley
steel guitar
Andy Leigh
bass
Ray Duffy
drums

They sadly split around 1972.

Other info on members of Southern Comfort (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (5): Carl Barnwell, Graham Bonnet, Ray Duffy, Gordon Huntley, Andy Leigh


AL STEWART BAND


This was the great Al Stewart touring band in 1975:

AL STEWART BAND #?
1975
êSutherland Brothers & Quiver
Al Stewart
vocals, guitar
Peter White
keyboards
Peter Wood
keyboards
Sutherland Brothers & Quiverê

Tim Renwick was still a member of Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, but found time to be here.

Two of the major US tours that year were with Linda Ronstadt (the Heart like a wheel tour) and the very first Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band tour.

Other info on members of Al Stewart Band (I know up to 48 members)
Already covered (3): Francis Monkman, Tim Renwick, Roger Swallow
To be covered (44): Robert Alpert, Jimmy Anderson, Mark Bruce, Dave Camp, Jill Carole, Steve Chapman, Gerry Conway, Mick Cook, Pat Donaldson, Sally-Ann Downs, Juanita Franklin, Andy Fuller, Mark Goldenberg, Isaac Guillory, Charlie Harrison, Tim Hinkley, Laurence Juber, Howard Kaylan, Phil Kenzie, Krysia Kristianne, Robin Lamble, Doug Mann, Jon Manzano, Jerry McMillan, Dave Nachmanoff,... up to 44 musicians.


DAVID ESSEX BAND


This was one of the lineup for David Essex Band, although I haven't been able to know the period when this happened:

DAVID ESSEX BAND #?
?
David Essex
vocals
Phil Palmer
guitar
Mike Thorn
bass
Ronnie Leahy
keyboards
Alan Wakeman
sax

This was the David Essex Band for their 1975 tour, where they were supported by The Real Thing:

DAVID ESSEX BAND #?
1975
David Essex
vocals
Mike Thorn
bass
Ken Freeman
keyboards
Alan Wakeman
sax
Dave White
sax
Frank Ince
percussion

The double live album On tour must be from that tour (sorry, I don´t have it, so I can´t be sure). With all the musicians above plus The Real Things on vocals, and Jeff Wayne who was producing the album (and the tour).

Other info on members of David Essex Band (I know up to 27 members)
Already covered (2): Barry De Souza, Jo Partridge
To be covered (24): Herbie Armstrong, Pete Beachill, Martin Bliss, Paul Bliss, Brian Davison, Rod Demick, David Essex, Ken Freeman, Frank Gibson Jr, Steve Grant, Frank Ince, Graham Jarvis, Ronnie Leahy, Matthew Letley, Pete May, Gerry Moffatt, Phil Palmer, Andy Summers, Mike Thorn, Graeme Turner, Alan Wakeman, Dave Wallace, Ian Wherry, Dave White


CLAIRE HAMMILL BAND


I think Mark was a member of Claire Hammill´s band, Transporter, but can´t find info about the period or other musicians. Can someone give some help, please? Or maybe was a ´different´ Mark Griffiths?


THE CELEBRATED RATLIFFE STOUT BAND


This was Tom Hall´s band in the mid 70s with his wife Diane Hall. Mark Griffiths produced some of his albums, and when he was available, also toured with them. Any idea of the touring lineup, please?


TOM ROBINSON BAND


This was the first incarnation of Tom Robinson Band, formed in November 1976:

TOM ROBINSON BAND #1
Nov 76-Dec 76
Tom Robinson
vocals
Anton Mauve
guitar
Bret Sinclair
guitar
Nick Trevisick
drums

They played their first gig, and for the second concert, Danny Kustow came to fill in for Griffiths and Sinclair, who couldn´t attend.

One month later, Robinson reformed the band, and called Kustow again.

Other info on members of Tom Robinson Band (I know up to 32 members)
To be covered (31): Mark Ambler, Winston Blissett, Jo Burt, Graham Collier, Jeff Daly, Pat Davey, Snake Davis, Tom Fenner, Mike Gorman, Lee Griffiths, Preston Heyman, Sam Kelly, Danny Kustow, Steve Laurie, Maxine Lenssens, Anton Mauve, Sean Mayes, Charlie Morgan, Ian Parker, Nick Peters, Adam Phillips, Nick Plytas, Tom Robinson, Geoff Sharkey, Bret Sinclair,... up to 31 musicians.


CLIFF RICHARD BAND


This was the Cliff Richard Band around 1977:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1977
Cliff Richard
vocals
John Clark
guitar
Martin Jenner
guitar
Alan Park
keyboards
Graham Todd
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals


IAN MATTHEWS BAND (again)


Around 1978, Jim Russell starts playing with Ian Matthews in his album Stealin´ home. The album was recorded with Bryn Haworth (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), Rick Kemp (bass), Pete Wingfield (keyboards) and Jim Russell (drums, mispelled as Jim Russel), with guest contributions by Mel Collins (sax on 2 tracks), Duffy Power (harmonica on 1 track) and Simon Morton (percussion), with strings arranged by Robert Kirby.

Ian Matthews then assembled a slightly different live band for the 1978 tour:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #?
1978
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Joel Tepp
harmonica
Phil Palmer
guitar
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Jim Russell
drums

They also released a 12" EP called Shake it, with tracks taken from the above album.

Finally, Phil Palmer decided not to do the 1978 North American tour; that´s when Bob Metzger entered the Ian Matthews Band as lead guitarist:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #?
Sep 78-Aug 79
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Jim Russell
drums

Ian Matthews' next album was Siamese friends, recorded with Bob Metzger (guitar), Mark Griffiths (bass, guitar, vocals), Joel Tepp (harmonica), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Craig Buhler (sax), Jim Russell (drums), Simon Morton (percussion).

A new tour happened from January to August 1979 in Europe, North America and Japan. After that, Ian stopped touring to write his next record with Mark Griffiths and Bob Metzger, and then Jim Russell left.

Ian Matthews' next album was Spot of interference, with this new band, billed as Ian Matthews & The Insults:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #?
Feb 80-?
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Dave Wintour
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

This was followed by a new tour in the Spring/Summer of 1980.


CLIFF RICHARD BAND (again)


This was an expanded lineup for the Cliff Richard Band around 1981, named as Thunder:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1981
Cliff Richard
vocals
Martin Jenner
guitar
John Clark
guitar
Paul Westwood
bass
Alan Park
keyboards
Graham Todd
keyboards
Mike Moran
keyboards
Dave MacRae
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals

I have them in a live video called Rock´n´roll juvenile.

This was another lineup for the Cliff Richard Band around 1981:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1981
Cliff Richard
vocals
Martin Jenner
guitar
John Clark
guitar
Alan Park
keyboards
Graham Todd
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals

Another expanded lineup for Cliff Richard´s band Thunder in May 1981:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1981
Cliff Richard
vocals
John Clark
guitar
Martin Jenner
guitar
Alan Park
keyboards
Graham Todd
keyboards
John Huckridge
trumpet
Howie Casey
sax
Reg Brooks
trombone
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals

I took this one from another video called Rock´n´roll juvenile, different from the other one mentioned above, featuring Phil Everly as guest.

This was the Cliff Richard Band around November 1982:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1982
Cliff Richard
vocals
Steve Gray
keyboards
Dave Cooke
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals
Tony Harding
backing vocals
+
London Philharmonic Orchestra
orchestra
Richard Hewson
conductor

They released the live album Dressed for the occasion in 1983.


EVERLY BROTHERS


Mark Griffiths between the Everly Brothers


Mark Griffiths and Graham Jarvis while in The Everly Brothers Band


Pete Wingfield and Mark Griffiths while in The Everly Brothers Band


Pete Wingfield and Mark Griffiths while in The Everly Brothers Band


Everly Brothers Band - from left ro right: Pete Wingfield, Graham Jarvis, Mark Griffiths, Martin Jenner, Albert Lee


Everly Brothers Band - from left ro right: Pete Wingfield, Don Everly, Mark Griffiths, Graham Jarvis, Phil Everly, Albert Lee, Martin Jenner


Everly Brothers Band - from left ro right: Pete Wingfield, Mark Griffiths, Don Everly, Graham Jarvis, Phil Everly, Albert Lee, Martin Jenner


In September 1983, Don and Phil Everly reunited for a live concert at the Royal Albert Hall with a stunning band:

EVERLY BROTHERS #?
Sep 83
êCliff Richard Band
êCliff Richard Band
êCliff Richard Band
Don Everly
vocals, guitar
Phil Everly
vocals, guitar
Albert Lee
guitar
Martin Jenner
guitar, steel guitar
Pete Wingfield
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Cliff Richard Bandê
Cliff Richard Bandê
Cliff Richard Bandê

Fortunately for us fans, the concert was later released under different titles, also on video. A great recording!

After the gig, the Everly Brothers asked the musicians to make a world tour with them, but Griffiths, Jenner and Jarvis didn´t accept, as they belonged to Cliff Richard Band and wanted to stay with him.

Other info on members of Everly Brothers (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (1): Martin Jenner
To be covered (12): John Barbata, Lindsey Buckingham, Buddy Emmons, Phil Everly, Jim Gordon, Graham Jarvis, Albert Lee, Larrie Londin, Tony Newman, Waddy Wachtel, Pete Wingfield, Warren Zevon


IAN MATTHEWS BAND (again)


This was the live lineup in 1984, with Mark Griffiths switching to bass:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #?
1984
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Bruce Hazen
guitar
Bob Henrit
drums

They recorded a live video at The Marquee in London, I can´t fade away, finally reissued on DVD.

Other info on members of Ian Matthews Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (2): Bob Metzger, Roger Swallow
To be covered (35): Mark Andes, Carl Barnwell, Bob Briley, Eric Coenen, Michael Curtis, Rick Curtis, Egbert Derix, Bobby Guidotti, Mark Hallman, Bruce Hazen, Bob Henrit, Steven Hooks, Gordon Huntley, Richard Kennedy, Bradley Kopp, Jay Lacey, Arthur Lijten, Ian Matthews, Bart Oostindie, Phil Palmer, Andy Roberts, Mike Roelofs, Bob Ronga, Jim Russell, Gary Shelton,... up to 35 musicians.


CLIFF RICHARD BAND (again)


This was the Cliff Richard Band around November 1984:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1984
Cliff Richard
vocals
John Clark
guitar
Martin Jenner
guitar
Alan Park
keyboards
Dave Cooke
keyboards
Graham Jarvis
drums
Tony Rivers
backing vocals
Stu Calver
backing vocals
John Perry
backing vocals

They released the live video Rock in Australia in 1985.

Cliff Richard parted ways with his live musicians in December 1985, but don´t know the last lineups. Can someone help me, please?


THE SHADOWS


This was the lineup for The Shadows for their 1986 tour, promoting the Moonlight Shadows album:

THE SHADOWS #?
1986
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums

It´s the first time Mark Griffiths played with them, having been in the Cliff Richard Band for more than 5 years by then.

This was the lineup for The Shadows for their 1987 tour called Moonlight Shadows - the tour 1987, where they promoted the Simply shadows album:

THE SHADOWS #?
1987
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums


CLIFF RICHARD BAND (again)


This was the Cliff Richard Band around May 1988:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
1988
Cliff Richard
vocals
John Clark
guitar
Steve Laurie
guitar
Alan Park
keyboards
Paul Moessl
keyboards
Henry Spinetti
drums
Mick Mullins
backing vocals
Peter Howarth
backing vocals

They released the live CD and video Live & Guaranteed 1988! in March 1995.


THE SHADOWS (again)


This was the lineup for The Shadows for their 1989 tour, promoting the Steppin´ to The Shadows album:

THE SHADOWS #?
1989
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums


CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS


In June 1989, Cliff Richard & The Shadows reunite for some special gigs at Wembley Stadium in London:

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS #?
Jun 89
Cliff Richard
vocals
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums
+
Ray Beavis
sax

In June 1990, Cliff Richard & The Shadows reunite again to play at Knebworth Festival, with an expanded lineup with a great horn section:

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS #?
Jun 90
Cliff Richard
vocals
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums
+
Paul Moessl
keyboards
Ray Beavis
sax
Chris Gower
trombone
Keith Murrell
backing vocals
Mick Mullins
backing vocals
Peter Howarth
backing vocals


THE SHADOWS (again)


This was the lineup for The Shadows for their tour in December 1990, promoting the Reflection album:

THE SHADOWS #?
Dec 90
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums


GINGER PIG BAND


This was a band formed by brothers Colin Richardson and John Richardson, and based in Northampton. They started as a jazz club house band, but they also play in festivals. Sometimes they modify their name, to Ginger Pig Boogie Band or Ginger Pig New Orleans Jazz Band.

The lineups are hard to trace, so I don´t have accurate info, but Mark Griffiths has been a member, although I can´t guess when or for how much time. Any info would be very welcomed...

As a side note, other famous player that belonged to the band was Brian Jackson (bass, ex-The Nice). Besides, many celebrities have guested with them: Zoot Money, P P Arnold, Jody Linscott, Otis Grand, Ken Colyer, Roger Inniss, Steve Gibbons, etc.


PLAINSONG


Around 1992, Andy Roberts and Ian Matthews meet again, and after a while, they decide on reforming Plainsong with new members:

PLAINSONG #?
1992-1997
êIan Matthews Band
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Andy Roberts
vocals, guitar
Mark Griffiths
vocals, guitar
Julian Dawson
vocals
Julian Dawson Bandê

They released Dark side of the room in 1992, followed by Voices electric in 1994 and Sister flute in 1996.

Then, Julian Dawson left, and they called Clive Gregson.


HANK MARVIN & BRIAN BENNETT BAND


In November 1994, Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett start a British tour. As Bruce Welch wasn´t present, this wasn´t publicized as a tour by The Shadows. This was the band, comprising their mate Mark Griffiths and the sons of Hank and Brian:

HANK MARVIN & BRIAN BENNETT BAND #1
Nov 94
Hank Marvin
guitar
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar
Brian Bennett
drums


MIRAGE


Mirage was a project by Warren Bennett and Mark Griffiths, along with Mike Christer:

MIRAGE #?
1995
Mark Griffiths
guitar, bass
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar
Mike Christer

I don´t know if it was a studio-only project or if they ever played live. They have a CD called Classic guitar moods released in 1995.

Other info on members of Mirage (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Warren Bennett


HANK MARVIN BAND


During November and December 1995, Hank Marvin toured England with this band:

HANK MARVIN BAND #?
Nov 95-Dec 95
Hank Marvin
guitar, vocals
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Pete May
drums

A live video was released in March 1997, Hank plays live.

From March to May 1997, Hank Marvin toured England again:

HANK MARVIN BAND #?
Mar 97-May 97
Hank Marvin
guitar, vocals
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Matthew Letley
drums



PLAINSONG (again)


Around 1997, Clive Gregson is the new member of Plainsong:

PLAINSONG #?
1997-?
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Andy Roberts
vocals, guitar
Mark Griffiths
vocals, guitar
Clive Gregson
vocals, guitar
+
Chris Searles
percussion (sometimes)
OR
Rob Peters
percussion (sometimes)

They released Live in Austria in 1997, recorded live in July 97.

In some of the concerts in 1998, they were backed by percussionist Chris Searles. In Another British tour they were backed by another percussionist, Rob Peters.

Their new album was New place now in 1999.

But Clive finally left being replaced by his predecessor, Julian Dawson.


HANK MARVIN BAND (again)


From October to December 1998, Hank Marvin toured Scandinavia and England:

HANK MARVIN BAND #?
Oct 98-Dec 98
Hank Marvin
guitar, vocals
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Matthew Letley
drums

The name of the tour was In & Out of The Shadows.


Hank Marvin´s new European tour happened from April to June 2000:

HANK MARVIN BAND #?
Apr 00-Jun 00
Hank Marvin
guitar, vocals
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Pete May
drums




IAN MATTHEWS & ANDY ROBERTS


In August 2000, Ian Matthews and Andy Roberts played at the Cropredy Festival. The surprise was the appearance of their mate Mark Griffiths to play with them:

IAN MATTHEWS BAND #?
Aug 00
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Andy Roberts
vocals, guitar
Mark Griffiths
vocals, guitar


HANK MARVIN BAND (again)


Hank Marvin´s new European tour happened from April to June 2002:

HANK MARVIN BAND #?
Apr 02-Jun 02
Hank Marvin
guitar
Ben Marvin
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards, guitar
Fergus Gerrand
drums

The tour was called The guitar player tour, and was billed as The final tour.

Other info on members of Hank Marvin Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (4): Warren Bennett, Matthew Letley, Hank Marvin, Pete May


PLAINSONG (again)


Around 2003, Julian Dawson comes back to Plainsong:

PLAINSONG #?
2003-?
Ian Matthews
vocals, guitar
Andy Roberts
vocals, guitar
Mark Griffiths
vocals, guitar
Julian Dawson
vocals, guitar, harmonica

They released Pangolins in 2003.

Other info on members of Plainsong (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (8): Julian Dawson, Clive Gregson, Ian Matthews, Rob Peters, Dave Richards, Andy Roberts, Bob Ronga, Chris Searles


WILLY RUSSELL BAND


In July 2003, Willy Russell assembles a live band for several gigs promoting his then-brand new album Hovering at the moon:

WILLY RUSSELL BAND #?
Jul 03
Willy Russell
vocals
Andy Roberts
guitar, vocals
Ian Matthews
guitar, vocals
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Tim Firth
keyboards, vocals
Phil Beaumont
percussion
Paul Allen
drums
Dorie Jackson
backing vocals
Loretto Murray
backing vocals

Other info on members of Willy Russell Band (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (2): Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts


THE SHADOWS (again)


Mark Griffiths in 2004


This was the lineup for The Shadows for their tour starting in May 2004:

THE SHADOWS #?
May 04-2004
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Cliff Hall
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums


THE RUTLES


The Rutles were originally conceived as a Beatles parody. They released a documentary called All you need is cash, as well as other TV appearances, and albums.

Along the years, they evolved into a real music band led by Neil Innes, and this was the lineup for a special gig at Glastonbury Festival in June 2004:

THE RUTLES #?
Jun 2004
Neil Innes
vocals, guitar, keyboards
Ken Thornton
guitar
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Mickey Simmonds
keyboards, vocals
J J Jones
percussion
John Halsey
drums

Following this special gig, they reunited again in June 2005 for a short British tour:

THE RUTLES #?
Jun 2005
Neil Innes
vocals, guitar, keyboards
Ken Thornton
guitar
Mark Griffiths
bass, vocals
Mickey Simmonds
keyboards, vocals
J J Jones
percussion
John Halsey
drums

Other info on members of The Rutles (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (5): Ricky Fataar, Ollie Halsall, John Halsey, Neil Innes, Mickey Simmonds


THE SHADOWS (again)


This was the lineup for The Shadows for their tour starting in June 2005:

THE SHADOWS #?
Jun 05-2005
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums

Other info on members of The Shadows (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (1): Francis Monkman
To be covered (14): Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, John Farrar, George Ford, Mo Foster, Cliff Hall, Jet Harris, Alan Jones, Licorice Locking, Hank Marvin, Tony Meehan, John Rostill, Alan Tarney, Bruce Welch


WARREN BENNETT & FRIENDS


In September 2006, Warren Bennett & Friends played in the Shadowmania event, with an expanded lineup featuring 3 friends: Mark Griffiths, Licorice Locking and Brian Bennett.

WARREN BENNETT BAND #?
Sep 06
Warren Bennett
guitar, keyboards
Dave Robinson
guitar
Derek Brown
bass
Dave Eyre
drums
+
Licorice Locking
bass
Brian Bennett
drums

Other info on members of Warren Bennett Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (3): Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, Licorice Locking


JOHN VERITY BAND


Sometimes John Verity acts as an acoustic duo with Mark Griffiths:

JOHN VERITY BAND #?
?
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Mark Griffiths
vocals, guitar

This was the lineup of John Verity Band who recorded the live album 101 Live! on the edge... in October 2006:

JOHN VERITY BAND #?
2006
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Bob Henrit
drums

Other info on members of John Verity Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Bob Henrit, John Verity


DENNIS LOCORRIERE BAND


In February 2007, a CD+DVD compilation of Dr Hook hits called Hits and history is released. To promote it, Dennis Locorriere assembles a great band for a tour during March and April 2007:

DENNIS LOCORRIERE BAND #?
Mar 07-Apr 07
Dennis Locorriere
vocals
Andy Roberts
guitar, vocals
Clive Gregson
guitar
Sev Lewkowicz
keyboards
Martin Hughes
drums

In July 2007, a live DVD is released from those concerts: Hits and history tour live.

Other info on members of Dennis Locorriere Band (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (5): Clive Gregson, Sev Lewkowicz, Paul Millns, Andy Roberts, Steve Simpson


CLIFF RICHARD BAND (again)


This was the lineup for Cliff Richard in his Time Machine 50th Anniversary Tour from November to December 2008:

CLIFF RICHARD BAND #?
Nov 08-Dec 08
Cliff Richard
vocals
John Clark
guitar
Phil Dennis
keyboards
Keith Hayman
keyboards
Mike Haughton
sax, flute
Pete May
drums
Keith Murrell
backing vocals
Peter Howarth
backing vocals
Sarah-Jane Skeete
backing vocals
Abbie Osmon
backing vocals

Other info on members of Cliff Richard Band (I know up to 92 members)
Already covered (3): John ´Irish´ Earle, Martin Jenner, Tim Renwick
To be covered (88): Dave Arch, Anthony Bartlett, Pete Beachill, Derek Beauchemin, Ray Beavis, Nick Beggs, Brian Bennett, Paul Bennett, Terry Britten, Reg Brooks, Stuart Brooks, Steve Butler, Stu Calver, Howie Casey, Clem Cattini, Dave Christopher, Anthony Clark, John Clark, Dave Cooke, Raul D´Oliveira, Phil Dennis, Brigette Du Doit, John Farrar, Pat Farrar, George Ford,... up to 88 musicians.


PHOENIX


Phoenix were formed in the mid 70s, but many years later, original members John Verity and Bob Henrit resurrected the band, with guest players: Mark Griffiths, Bob Skeat, Jim Rodford, etc.

This was the lineup appearing in 2009:

PHOENIX #?
2009
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Bob Henrit
drums

Other info on members of Phoenix (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (8): Russ Ballard, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit, Ray Minhinnet, Jim Rodford, Bob Skeat, John Verity, Dave Wintour


CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS (again)


In September 2009, Cliff Richard & The Shadows start a European tour to promote their great new album Reunited:

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS #?
2009-2010
Cliff Richard
vocals
Hank Marvin
guitar
Bruce Welch
guitar
Warren Bennett
keyboards
Keith Hayman
keyboards
Brian Bennett
drums

Other info on members of Cliff Richard & The Shadows (I know up to 25 members)
Already covered (2): John ´Irish´ Earle, Dick Hanson
To be covered (22): Ray Beavis, Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, John Farrar, Mo Foster, Chris Gower, Cliff Hall, Jet Harris, Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Hayman, Peter Howarth, Alan Jones, Licorice Locking, Hank Marvin, Tony Meehan, Paul Moessl, Mick Mullins, Keith Murrell, Cliff Richard, John Rostill, Alan Tarney, Bruce Welch

DISCOGRAPHY: (98 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • 52 Florence Rd - Mark Griffiths (2008)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths
    • Comments: Recorded at Mark´s home studio during 2005 and 2006.
ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (5 credits)
  • Songs and tales from Greenwood Edge - The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band (1975)

  • Dan, half Dan and the Spaceman - The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band (1976)

  • Plastered in Paris! - Tom Hall (1985)

  • Watering the spirits - Tom Hall (1994)

    • Members: (RIP: Tom Hall)
    • Producer: Mark Griffiths
    • Comments: Recorded during 1993 and 1994 in Northampton.
  • Demo - The Bare Back Ryders ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tom Hall)
    • Producer: Mark Griffiths
    • Comments: Recorded in 1988.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (62 credits)
  • Penny for the wind / Tea and toast, Mr. Watson? (SINGLE) - Dennis Couldry And Smile (05/1968)

  • Heaven & hell - Harsh Reality (1969)

  • Second spring - Matthews Southern Comfort (1970)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Guests: (RIP: Martin Jenkins)
  • Later that same year - Matthews´ Southern Comfort (1970)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Guests: Roger Coulam, Tristan Fry, Keith Nelson
    • Technical: Robin Black
    • Comments: The CD reissue from 2008 contains bonus tracks.
    • My opinion: It includes their magnificent cover of Joni Mitchell´s ´Woodstock´.
  • Southern Comfort - Southern Comfort (1971)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Guests: Jerome Arnold, Art Stavro, Martin Stone (RIP: Big Walter Horton, Ron Stallings)
  • Frog city - Southern Comfort (07/1971)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
  • Stir don´t shake - Southern Comfort (1972)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
  • Rock on - David Essex (1973)

  • David Essex - David Essex (09/1974)

  • The 31st of February Street - Cliff Richard (11/1974)

    • Members: John Clark, Dave Cooke, Mo Foster, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Richard, Bruce Welch, Paul Westwood (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, Graham Todd)
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Dave Mattacks, Andy Pask, Craig Pruess
  • On tour - David Essex (1976)

  • Gold & ivory - David Essex (1977)

  • Siamese friends - Ian Matthews (1979)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Bob Metzger, Jim Russell, Joel Tepp, Mick Weaver
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Simon Morton
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
  • Spot of interference - Ian Matthews (1980)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bob Henrit, Ian Matthews, Bob Metzger, Mick Weaver, Dave Wintour
    • Guests: Keith Tippett
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
  • Vanlag - The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band (1981)

  • Wired for sound - Cliff Richard (09/1981)

    • Members: John Clark, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers, Trevor Spencer (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Graham Todd)
    • Guests: Michael Boddicker, Nick Glennie-Smith
    • Producer: Alan Tarney
  • Now you see me ...now you don´t - Cliff Richard (08/1982)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Terry Britten, John Clark, Dave Cooke, Mo Foster, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers, Paul Westwood (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, Graham Todd)
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Paul Hart, Dave Mattacks, Andy Pask, Craig Pruess
  • Dressed for the occasion - Cliff Richard (05/1983)

    • Members: Dave Cooke, Steve Gray, Mark Griffiths, Richard Hewson, Cliff Richard (RIP: Graham Jarvis)
    • Comments: CD reissue of this live album contains 5 bonus tracks.
  • Silver - Cliff Richard (10/1983)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Terry Britten, John Clark, Dave Cooke, Mark Griffiths, Alan Jones, Alan Park, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers (RIP: Stu Calver, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
    • Guests: Mike Batt, Michael Boddicker, Michael Brittain, Tony Carr, Mel Collins, Ray Cooper, Martin Drover, Guy Fletcher, Martyn Ford, Nick Glennie-Smith, Nigel Jenkins, Alan Parker, Craig Pruess, Ray Russell, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Ron Aspery)
    • Producer: Bruce Welch
  • Reunion concert - The Everly Brothers (1984)

    • Members: Phil Everly, Mark Griffiths, Albert Lee, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
    • Technical: John James
    • Comments: LP (and later, CD) edition. There´s also a DVD edition.
  • Shook - Ian Matthews (1984)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bruce Hazen, Bob Henrit, Ian Matthews, Bob Metzger
    • Guests: Adrian Lee
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton
    • Technical: Jerry Boys
  • The Rock connection - Cliff Richard (09/1984)

    • Members: Dave Cooke, Steve Gray, Mark Griffiths, Tony Harding, Alan Park, John Perry, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers, Trevor Spencer, Alan Tarney, Terry Williams (RIP: Stu Calver, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
    • Guests: Michael Boddicker, Billy Bremner, John David, Phil Everly, Nick Glennie-Smith, Mark Knopfler, Craig Pruess, Stuart Tosh, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Mickey Gee)
    • Comments: Some CD reissues contain 6 bonus tracks.
  • Stronger - Cliff Richard (1989)

    • Members: John Clark, Mark Griffiths, Peter Howarth, Paul Moessl, Mick Mullins, Keith Murrell, Alan Park, Cliff Richard, Henry Spinetti, Alan Tarney
    • Guests: Dave Bishop, Mae McKenna, Miriam Stockley
    • Producer: Mike Stock
  • Classic guitar hits volume 2 - Warren Bennett (1990)

  • Classic guitar hits volume 1 - Warren Bennett (1990)

  • Dark side of the room - Plainsong (1992)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Guests: Hossam Ramzy
  • Into the light - Hank Marvin (10/1992)

    • Members: Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Dave Bishop, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian May, Mike Moran
    • Producer: Brian Bennett
  • Heartbeat - Hank Marvin (1993)

    • Members: Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Lynne, Cliff Richard
  • Scion - Matthews Southern Comfort (1994)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Producer: (RIP: John Walters)
    • Comments: Outtakes from the album Later that same year, plus BBC sessions from 1970.
  • Voices electric - Plainsong (1994)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Producer: Mark Hallman
  • The Dark ride - Iain Matthews (06/1994)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bradley Kopp, Ian Matthews
    • Guests: Robert McEntee, Steve Meador
    • Producer: Mark Hallman
    • Comments: Recorded in America during February to April 1994.
  • All I have to do is dream / Miss you nights (SINGLE) - Cliff Richard (11/1994)

    • Members: Howie Casey, John Clark, Mark Griffiths, Alan Park, John Perry, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers (RIP: Stu Calver, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, Graham Todd)
    • Comments: Single released in 1994. The A-side was recorded live in May 1981 with Phil Everly dueting on vocals, and Howie Casey on sax.
  • Camouflage - the notebook series no 4 - 1971-1995 - Ian Matthews (1995)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bradley Kopp, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts, Richard Thompson
    • Guests: Julian Dawson
    • Comments: Rarities, mostly recorded live along the years, from 1971 to 1995 (some by Plainsong).
  • Classic guitar moods - Mirage (1995)

  • Hank plays Cliff - Hank Marvin (11/1995)

    • Members: Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Cliff Richard, Trevor Spencer, Gary Taylor
  • Close to the hedge - Warren Bennett (1996)

  • Greatest love songs vol 1 - Everly Brothers (1996)

  • Sister flute - Plainsong (1996)

  • Hank plays Holly - Hank Marvin (11/1996)

  • Live in Austria - Plainsong (1997)

    • Members: Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Comments: Mini-CD with 4 tracks recorded live in July 1997.
  • Hank plays live - Hank Marvin (03/1997)

    • Members: Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin, Pete May
    • Comments: Live video taken from the 1995 tour.
  • Orphans and outcasts vol III - Ian Matthews (1999)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Comments: Rarities and demos from different periods: with Pyramid, Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong, etc.
  • New place now - Plainsong (1999)

    • Members: Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts, Chris Searles
  • Marvin at the movies - Hank Marvin (2000)

    • Members: Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Matthew Letley, Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Trevor Spencer, Gary Taylor
  • At their very best - The Shadows (04/2000)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  • Simply... Shadows - The Shadows (09/2001)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  • A Night at the Royal Albert Hall - The Everly Brothers (08/2002)

  • Pangolins - Plainsong (2003)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Guests: Andy Metcalfe
  • Hoovering the moon - Willy Russell (2003)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts
    • Guests: Barbara Dickson, Herbie Flowers, Dave Holdsworth, John McCusker (RIP: Louis Borenius, Adrian Henri)
  • Routes... - John Verity Band (2004)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bob Henrit, John Verity
    • Guests: Steve Rodford, Bob Skeat
  • Guitar ballads - Hank Marvin (03/2004)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Dave Bishop, Alan Hawkshaw, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Lynne, Mike Moran, Cliff Richard, Trevor Spencer (RIP: Martin Jenner)
  • The Final tour - The Shadows (11/2004)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
    • Comments: There´s also a DVD edition.
  • The Final tour - The Shadows (11/2004)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
    • Comments: There´s also a CD edition.
  • Unplugged & unhinged - John Verity & Max Milligan (2005)

  • I can´t fade away - Ian Matthews (04/2006)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bruce Hazen, Bob Henrit, Ian Matthews, Bob Metzger
    • Comments: Live video recorded at The Marquee in London in 1984 with his band.
  • 101 live! on the edge - John Verity Band (12/2006)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bob Henrit, John Verity
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 2006.
  • Hits and history tour live - Dennis Locorriere (07/2007)

  • Say why? - John Verity Band (07/2007)

  • Tony Palmer’s Film of Fairport Convention & Matthews Southen Comfort (introduced by John Peel) - Fairport Convention & Matthews Southern Comfort (09/2007)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Dave Mattacks, Ian Matthews, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Comments: This live DVD was recorded in July 1970 at Maidstone Festival. It features mainly Fairport Convention (Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick and Dave Mattacks), but it also includes two songs by Matthews Southern Comfort (Ian Matthews, Mark Griffiths, Carl Barnwell, Gordon Huntley, Andy Leigh, Ray Duffy). It was first released in 2008, almost 40 years after it was recorded!
  • The Final reunion - Cliff Richard & The Shadows (2009)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Keith Hayman, Hank Marvin, Cliff Richard, Bruce Welch
    • Guests: John James
  • Reunited - Cliff Richard & The Shadows (09/2009)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Hank Marvin, Cliff Richard, Bruce Welch
    • Guests: Dave Bishop, David Daniels, Boguslav Kostecki, Martin Loveday, Perry Montague-Mason, Jamie Talbot, Phil Todd, Chris Tombling
  • Reunion concert - The Everly Brothers ( - )

    • Members: Phil Everly, Mark Griffiths, Albert Lee, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
    • Comments: DVD edition. There´s also an LP (and CD) edition.
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • Best of Matthews Southern Comfort - Matthews Southern Comfort (1975)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Gerry Conway, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Guests: Roger Coulam, Ashley Hutchings, Phil Palmer, Richard Thompson, Mick Weaver
  • Distilled - Southern Comfort (1976)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Andy Leigh (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
  • Meets Southern Comfort - Matthews Southern Comfort (1987)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
    • Comments: Compilation with one side by Matthews Southern Comfort and the other side by Southern Comfort (without Ian).
  • The Seattle years 1978-1984 - Iain Matthews (10/1996)

    • Members: Mark Griffiths, Bruce Hazen, Bob Henrit, Ian Matthews, Bob Metzger, Phil Palmer, Jim Russell, Joel Tepp, Mick Weaver
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Bryn Haworth, Rick Kemp, Adrian Lee, Simon Morton, Duffy Power, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton
    • Technical: Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot
    • Comments: Compilation, with tracks taken from 3 albums: Stealin´ home, Spot of interference, and Shook.
  • The Essential collection - Matthews Southern Comfort (1997)

    • Members: Carl Barnwell, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews (RIP: Gordon Huntley)
  • Life story - The Shadows (06/2004)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Alan Jones, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (5 credits)
  • Headlines - Julian Dawson (1993)

    • Members: Julian Dawson
    • Guests: Mark Griffiths, Bill Payne, Dan Penn
    • Producer: Garry Tallent
  • Travel on - Julian Dawson (1995)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Steuart Smith
    • Guests: Mark Griffiths, Bill Payne, Andy Roberts, Curtis Stigers (RIP: Nicky Hopkins)
    • Producer: Garry Tallent
  • 50000 hubcaps - Tom Hall & Guy Fletcher (1998)

  • Out on my own - Edwina Hayes (02/2005)

    • Guests: John Burr, Christine Collister, Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Kate St John
  • Life in reverse - Any Trouble (09/2007)

COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Julian Dawson collection 84-94 - Julian Dawson (1994)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Rosko Gee, Rory McFarlane
    • Guests: P P Arnold, Ken Blevins, Larry Campbell, Gerry Conway, Mark Griffiths, Michael Haynes, Jim Horn, Zev Katz, Stevie Lange, Mike Lawler, Jaki Liebezeit, Bill Payne, Dan Penn, Charles Rose, Stuart Smith, Jay Stapley, Garry Tallent, Toots Thielemans
  • Spark - Julian Dawson (1999)

    • Members: Julian Dawson, Rosko Gee, Steuart Smith
    • Guests: P P Arnold, Ken Blevins, Larry Campbell, Gerry Conway, Mark Griffiths, Mike Henderson, Zev Katz, Stevie Lange, Mike Lawler, Jaki Liebezeit, Dan Penn, Jay Stapley, Richard Thompson (RIP: Barry Beckett)
    • Producer: Garry Tallent
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (4 credits)
  • Knebworth: the album - VVAA (1990)

    • Guests: Oleta Adams, Tony Banks, Ray Beavis, Brian Bennett, Chris Blackwell, Andy Bown, Doug Boyle, Sam Brown, Jon Carin, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Brad Cole, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Jim Copley, Andy Davis, Rahmlee Michael Davis, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Guy Fletcher, David Gilmour, Chris Gower, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Dick Hanson, Peter Howarth, John Illsley, Elton John, Phil Johnstone, Charlie Jones, Harry Kim, Katie Kissoon, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Nick Mason, Durga McBroom, Paul McCartney, Arnold McCuller, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Moessl, Mick Mullins, Keith Murrell, Tessa Niles, Jimmy Page, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Robert Plant, Guy Pratt, Tim Renwick, Jeff Rich, Cliff Richard, Mike Rutherford, Leland Sklar, Carole Steele, Hamish Stuart, Daryl Stuermer, Neil Taylor, Chester Thompson, Claire Torry, Gary Wallis, Bruce Welch, Fred White, Chris Whitten, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens (RIP: Vicki Brown, John ´Irish´ Earle, Michael Kamen, Linda McCartney, Don Myrick, Rick Wright)
    • Producer: Chris Kimsey
    • Comments: This was a benefit concert with many artists: Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, Status Quo, Tears for Fears (with ), Robert Plant (jamming with Jimmy Page), Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Elton John, and Pink Floyd, as we've read in the bio page. Hence, Tim Renwick appears in this live album. It was also featured as a live video (now double DVD).
  • The World is a wonderful place - the songs of Richard Thompson - VVAA (1994)

    • Guests: Martin Carthy, Christine Collister, Julian Dawson, Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Don Heffington, Ron Kavana, Ian Lynn, Ian Matthews, Andy Roberts, Tom Robinson, Martin Simpson, John Skelton, Dave Stewart, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Ethan James)
  • Twang! a tribute to Hank Marvin & The Shadows - VVAA (10/1996)

    • Guests: Don Airey, Randy Bachman, Adrian Belew, Richard Bennett, Bev Bevan, Gregg Bissonette, Ritchie Blackmore, Mike Brignardello, Michael Cartellone, Stewart Copeland, Bela Fleck, Peter Frampton, Paul Franklin, Gordon Giltrap, Peter Green, Mark Griffiths, Tony Iommi, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Pete May, Neil Murray, Steve Nathan, Candice Night, Dave Pomeroy, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Steve Stevens, Andy Summers, Nigel Watson, Jerry Watts, Victor Wooten, Neil Young (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Chuck Ainlay, Stuart Taylor
  • May your song always be sung - the songs of Bob Dylan vol 3 - VVAA (07/2003)

    • Guests: Gerry Conway, Julian Dawson, Bob Dylan, Steve Gibbons, Mark Griffiths, Ian Matthews, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Andy Roberts, Martin Simpson, Mick Taylor, P J Wright (RIP: Richard Payne)
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Rubric Records 1 - VVAA (12/2000)

    • Guests: Mark Griffiths, Steve Hayes, Matt Murphy
    • Producer: Adrian Shaw
SOUNDTRACKS (3 credits)
  • Shock treatment - OST (1981)

    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Jeff Daly, Michael Davis, Martin Drover, Mark Griffiths, Gary Martin, Les Morgan, Chris Pyne, Ray Warleigh, Mick Weaver, Dave Wintour (RIP: Charles Gray, Steve Rye)
    • Comments: The musicians in the movie are: Hugh Burns (guitar), Mark Griffiths, Dave Wintour (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Les Morgan (drums), arranged and directed by Richard Hartley, but I don´t have the album so I don´t know if they appear in the soundtrack.
  • Ruth Rendell mysteries OST - OST (1990)

    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett, Mark Griffiths, Ray Minhinnet
    • Comments: This was a TV series, with the music composed by Brian Bennett. The theme ´Let me believe´ was played by Warren Bennett (vocals), Ray Minhinnet (guitar), Mark Griffiths (keyboards), Brian Bennett (drums), but I don´t know if it appears in any soundtrack CD.
  • Going off big time OST - OST (2000)

    • Guests: Mark Griffiths, Chris Parren, Andy Roberts, Ralph Salmins
    • Comments: The music in this movie was composed by Andy Roberts and Mike Moran, and the musicians are: Andy Roberts (guitar), Mark Griffiths (guitar), Chris Parren (keyboards), Ralph Salmins (drums), but I don´t know if they appear in the soundtrack CD.
SESSIONS (9 credits)
  • Marc Ellington - Marc Ellington (1969)

  • Rains/reins of change - Marc Ellington (1971)

    • Guests: Gerry Conway, Tony Cox, Pat Donaldson, Ray Duffy, Gerry Field, Mark Griffiths, Chris Hillman, Dave Mattacks, Ian Matthews, Dave Pegg, Rick Roberts, Richard Thompson (RIP: Sandy Denny, Fritz Fryer, Gordon Huntley, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Trevor Lucas, Steve Rye)
  • Wait till they change the backdrop - Jonathan Kelly (1973)

    • Members: Jonathan Kelly, Tim Renwick
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Ray Duffy, Juanita Franklin, Karen Friedman, Mark Griffiths, Lennox James, Gavin Sutherland, Iain Sutherland, Bruce Thomas, John ´Willie´ Wilson (RIP: Barry De Souza, Gary Moore, Michael Oliver, Peter Wood)
    • Producer: Ken Scott
    • Technical: Dennis Mackay
    • Comments: Wait till they change the backdrop is Kelly´s 3rd solo album, and it includes Roy Babbington (bass), Mark Griffiths (bass), Barry De Souza (drums), Ray Duffy (drums), and the whole lineup by Sutherland Brothers & Quiver: Iain Sutherland (vocals), Gavin Sutherland (vocals), Tim Renwick (guitar on two tracks, flute on 1 track, and harmony vocals in 1 track), Bruce Thomas (bass), Peter Wood (keyboards), John 'Willie' Wilson (drums). On backing vocals: Thunder Thighs (that is: Casey Synge, Karen Friedman, Dari Lalou and Juanita Franklin). Plus one surprise: Gary Moore uncredited!
  • Second time around - Junior Campbell (1974)

  • Steppin´ out - Vigrass & Osborne (1974)

    • Members: Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Barry Clarke, Ray Cooper, Herbie Flowers, Juanita Franklin, Mark Griffiths, Alan Hawkshaw, Kenny Jones, Judith Powell, Tim Renwick, Peter Watkins, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Barry De Souza, Peter Wood)
    • Producer: Jeff Wayne
    • Comments: They were a songwriting duo, Paul Vigrass and Gary Osborne. Gary Osborne wrote some lyrics for Kiki Dee. Gary Osborne started writing songs with Elton John after Elton and Bernie Taupin ceased their collaboration.
      As a duo, Vigrass & Osborne recorded a couple of albums in the 70s. This was their second album, recorded with Tim Renwick (guitar), Barry Clarke (guitar), Mark Griffiths (guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), Peter Morgan (bass), Peter Watkins (bass), Jeff Wayne (keyboards), Peter Wood (keyboards), Alan Hawkshaw (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Barry De Souza (drums), Doreen Chanter & Irene Chanter, Juanita Franklin, Judith Powell (backing vocals). And the rhythm section from The Faces: Tetsu Yamauchi (bass) and Kenny Jones (drums).
  • Take me to the fire / Pearl of love (SINGLE) - This Island Earth (1985)

  • Nina Hagen - Nina Hagen Band (1989)

    • Members: Bill Liesegang
    • Guests: Chyna, Laurence Cottle, Martin Ditcham, Alastair Gavin, Mark Griffiths, Luis Jardim, Lemmy, Richard Niles, Tim Sanders, Michael Sturgis
    • Comments: Recorded in London from December 1988 to February 1989.
  • Fairport unconventional - Fairport Convention (2002)

    • Members: Martin Allcock, Bob Brady, Roger Burridge, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, Judy Dyble, Roger Hill, Ashley Hutchings, Chris Leslie, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Bruce Rowland, Ric Sanders, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Sandy Denny, Martin Lamble, Trevor Lucas, David Rea)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Ian Anderson, Barriemore Barlow, Martin Barre, Phil Beer, Gary Boyle, Dave Bristow, Victor Brox, Paul Burgess, Mike Burney, Ian Campbell, Martin Carthy, Clem Clempson, Joe Cocker, Shirley Collins, Christine Collister, Steve Cooke, Spencer Cozens, Pat Donaldson, Alan Dunn, John Etheridge, John Evan, Hughie Flint, Robert Fripp, Steve Gibbons, Mike Giles, Pete Giles, Steve Goldstein, Alan Greed, Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Sue Harris, Tony Hooper, Karl Jenkins, Eddie Jobson, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp, John Kirkpatrick, Peter Knight, Cathy Lesurf, Neil Marshall, Julie Matthews, Jackie McAuley, Ian McDonald, Rory McFarlane, Binky McKenzie, Jacqui McShee, Doug Morter, Poli Palmer, Doane Perry, Maddy Prior, Michael Rosen, Jean Roussel, Larry Steele, Cat Stevens, Liza Strike, Roger Swallow, John Tams, Graeme Taylor, Danny Thompson, Linda Thompson, Peter John Vettesse, Peter Watkins, Chris While, Gay Woods, Terry Woods, P J Wright, Pete Zorn (RIP: John Bonham, Ron Chesterman, Mark Craney, John Dunkerley, Graham Gallery, Michael Garrick, Tim Hart, Dorris Henderson, Gordon Huntley, Martin Jenkins, Alexis Korner, Ronnie Lane, Steve Miller, William Murray, Cozy Powell, Alan Spenner, Drachen Theaker, Jerry Underwood, Royston Wood)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset full of unreleased tracks.
  • Fingerprints - Peter Frampton (09/2006)

    • Members: Chad Cromwell, Peter Frampton, John Regan, Stanley Sheldon
    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Stuart Blandamer, Paul Franklin, Mark Griffiths, Billy Harrison, Warren Haynes, John Jorgenson, Hank Marvin, Courtney Pine, Chris Stainton, Terry Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman
    • Technical: Chuck Ainlay

QUESTIONS:

01. Has he ever played live for Gallagher & Lyle?

02. Is there any recording by The Flying Garrick?

03. Was Mark Griffiths ever involved with Spooky Tooth?

04. I need to know if he appears in some recording by Tim Firth, Willy Russell (apart from Hoovering the moon), Drew Barfield (1987), This Island Earth (1987), Pete Wylie (1987).

05. I still have to find info about Mark playing with: Black Uhuru, Bonnie Tyler, Debbie Davis, Sherman Robertson, Midge Ure, Deniece Williams, Sonny Curtis, Zoot Money, Mike Berry, Dobie Gray, Billy Connolly, Johnny Boston, The Nolans or Twiggy. Help, please!

06. Which is the lineup for Ian Matthews Band in Rockpalast in December 1983?

07. Did Mark back Rab Noakes (along with Pete Watkins) in the Old Grey Whistle Test TV program in 1974?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 3


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

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:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 4
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Mark Griffiths, please, also write me with the link.
  • Southern Comfort - I Sure Like Your Smile
  • Southern Comfort on TV in June 1971. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Carl Barnwell, Ray Duffy, Mark Griffiths, Gordon Huntley, Andy Leigh.

  • Cliff Richard - When Will I Be Loved - Long Tall Sally - Rip It Up
  • Cliff Richard live in May 1981, with Phil Everly. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Reg Brooks, Stu Calver, Howie Casey, John Clark, Phil Everly, Mark Griffiths, John Huckridge, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, Alan Park, John Perry, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers, Graham Todd.

  • Cliff Richard - Rock´n´Roll Juvenile
  • Cliff Richard live with his band Thunder. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Stu Calver, John Clark, Mark Griffiths, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, John Perry, Cliff Richard, Tony Rivers. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Licorice Locking - Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Licorice Locking live in 2004. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Mark Griffiths, Gijs Lemmen, Licorice Locking, Jens Varmlose.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Roger Swallow: for info on Al Stewart lineup with him.
  • Bob Metzger: for info on Ian Matthews lineups.

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Arne Rasmussen: for info and additions on Mark Griffiths discography.
  • Michael Bullen: for very interesting info about Mark (2011).

  • Thanks to:
  • V.V.: for albums by Hank Marvin and The Shadows.
  • Jay Hartop: for the drummer´s name for Hank Marvin Band in 1998 (2010).
  • Walter: for his message (2011).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    09/April/2010 - Added the drummer´s name for Hank Marvin Band in 1998.
    08/April/2010 - Corrected an error in the lineup for The Shadows in 2004.
    22/December/2009 - Page added to the blog.

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Mark Griffiths mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Ian Matthews (25)
    Hank Marvin (17)
    Brian Bennett (15)
    Gordon Huntley (15)
    Cliff Richard (14)
    Andy Roberts (14)
    Warren Bennett (13)
    Carl Barnwell (12)
    Ray Duffy (12)
    Julian Dawson (11)
    Graham Jarvis (11)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 22/December/2009 - Last modified on: 14/January/2012. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

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