Then Jerico Acoustic

Live and Unplugged

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Last Show: Thursday 1 st January 1970

We are delighted to welcome Mark Shaw: Then Jerico Acoustic to Birmingham and Maidstone. With a strong catalogue of hits including: Fault (1985), Muscle Deep (1986), Let Her Fall (1986), Prairie Rose (1987), Muscle Deep (1987), The Motive (which was the highest played record on BBC Radio One in 1987) from the Gold debut album First (The Sound of Music). In 1989 Big Area ,What Does It Take? featuring Belinda Carlisle and Sugar Box from the band’s second album The Big Area (Outside), which sold over 100,000 copies within 40 minutes of release, attaining Gold and Platinum status and cementing their reputation as one of Britain’s best modern rock bands. The ‘The Big Area Tour’ in 1989 drew over 200,000 fans to their legendary, explosive live shows.

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

For the VIP Meet and Greet please arrive at 5.45pm prompt.

In 1990 Mark Shaw disbanded Then Jerico and signed to EMI Records as Mark Shaw Etc, releasing the 1991 self-penned album ‘Almost’ produced by Mark Shaw and Andy Taylor (Duran Duran / The Power Station) which included hit singles ‘Love So Bright’ and ‘Under Your Spell’, followed by a sold out tour of Britain.

In 1992 Mark launched up his own record label: Murder Records - to release the live Double-CD titled 'Radio Jerico’, featuring all the band’s BBC Radio One ‘Live In Session’ recordings and the 1989 BBC Radio One ‘In Concert’ recording of Then Jerico live at Hammersmith Odeon (voted Concert of The Year in 1989 and Concert of The Decade by BBC Radio One listeners). And in 1992 recorded and released the live album Mark Shaw: Then Jerico ‘Alive & Exposed’ on Enhanced CD. Throughout the 1990’s Mark Shaw continued performing as both solo artist and as Then Jerico.  

In 1993 & 1994 Mark played the lead role in the scandalous London stage show 'Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom’ causing international media outrage which forced the show to close. In 1995 Shaw signed with Spanish dance label Kong Records to record new techno versions of ‘The Motive’ and ‘Muscle Deep’, releasing both tracks in 1996 to European critical and commercial success. Shaw also founded & fronted the electric dance music duo called ‘Heretic’ with co-writer & producer Tarquin Gotch.  As ‘Heretic’ they released the underground dance track “The Way”. The track was also remixed by Mike Twangling and entered the U.K. dance charts at No. 15 on limited release. 

Between 1994 -1997 Shaw wrote, recorded, produced an album of new Then Jerico material called ‘Orgasmaphobia’, released in 1998, which includes musical, songwriting and production collaborations between Shaw & Andy Taylor, Shaw & Mick MacNeil (Simple Minds), Shaw & Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd), and a unique spoken-word contribution by the legendary late Scottish author Iain Banks. Then Jerico toured the U.K. with ‘Orgasmaphobia’ and were special guests in 1998 with Brian May at The Albert Hall and at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

In 2002 / 2003 Shaw and a new line-up Then Jerico completed four tours of duty for the British UN / NATO Allied armed forces, playing concerts in active war theatres in Kosovo and Bosnia and in Adana, Turkey (during the Iraq war) and at several other international UN / NATO British Military bases. Mark has also played numerous concerts and fundraisers since 1984 onwards for his personal chosen charities including: the Royal Society for the Disabled, MacMillian Cancer, PETA,  The Shooting Star Hospice, Born Free Org., Cystic Fibrosis, THT.Org, Great Ormond St. Children’s Hospital, NSPCC, Amnesty International. 

From 1998 - 2000 Shaw headlined at 'The Rat Pack' in London’s West End, a night of live music & comedy dedicated to the music of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr., along with cutting edge stand-up comedians; and in 1999 he fulfilled a lifetime ambition performing at the Edinburgh Festival with ‘The Rat Pack', receiving 4-star reviews from both ‘The Scotsman’ and ‘The Guardian’.

He is also a member of the all-star ‘SAS Band’ - recording two albums and playing international concerts with music legends including: Queen's Roger Taylor & Brian May, Paul Rogers, Madeline Bell, Paul Young, Kiki Dee, Tony Hadley, Chaka Kahn, Curtis Stigers, Roy Wood, Fish, Hadaway, and many others.

In 2012, Shaw (working as both Artist and Manager) curated the 25th anniversary re-release of

‘First’ and ‘The Big Area’ albums on digital download (WMG / Rhino) and personally reunited the 1989 Then Jerico line-up after 23 years apart for a ‘The Big Area Tour 2012’ at eight O2 Academy venues throughout Britain. In February 2013 Shaw & his guitarists played three ‘Then Jerico Acoustic’ shows at the “9th Belfast 'Belnash Songwriters Festival”.

In May 2013, Mark Shaw compiled and released ‘Reprise’ (WMG / Rhino) a new Then Jerico double- compilation download album of hit singles, album tracks, rare single mixes and dance remixes, and the band toured the U.K. on the ‘‘Reprise'’ Tour, followed by live festival appearances at Let’s Rock Bristol, Rewind, and Henley Festival in 2013.

In 2014 Mark formed a brand new Then Jerico line-up who were the only band to play at all five ‘Let’s Rock' Festivals.

In 2015 Shaw was commissioned as Music Supervisor Consultant by British independent film company Moli Films’ to perform and produce a new version of David Bowie’s 'Golden Years’ as the title track for the black comedy film 'Golden Years’, released in Spring 2016 in U.K. cinemas and on DVD.

In 2016 Then Jerico headlined ‘CISCO LIVE! BERLIN 2016’ for Cisco Systems’ biggest-ever multi-media show for an international audience, and at ‘Lets Rock London 2016’. Since 2027, Mark Shaw has been writing material for a new Then Jerico album.

In 2018 Shaw has been performing a series of live acoustic shows with guitarist Ryan Williams as Then Jerico Acoustic and recording the shows for future release as a new Then Jerico Acoustic Live album. / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter