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Friday, 20 January 2012

Andy Brown (bass)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Alan Bown Set [?-Sep 71]1 recording
Tiger [1976-?]1 recording
Violinski [1977-1978]1 recording + 1 compilation
The Rutles  1 recording
The Bliss Band  2 recordings
Barbara Dickson Band  6 recordings
Fast Buck [1987] 
Koji Tamaki Band [1987] 
Elaine Paige Band [1989] 
Tanita Tikaram Band [Feb 90-Jul 90] 
Be Sharp [Mar 91-1997]4 recordings
Paul Cox Band [1998]1 recording
Phil Ram Band [1999-?] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Very talented bassist, also a good singer. I haven´t biographical data about him.

Besides, I must say that I have confusion about his career. Why? Well, it seems there are several different Andy Brown bassists (one of them being more into jazz, usually playing with Tony Oxley - another one from New Zealand). To make things worse, keyboardist Andy Bown (from The Herd and Status Quo fame) is miscredited many times as Andy Brown, and he also played bass in the 70s. So, how can I know who is who every time? :) I´ve tried my best to place the correct credits to the proper musician, but any help would be very appreciated, as always.

Andy Brown



ALAN BOWN SET


This was another incarnation of the Alan Bown Set, when Andy Brown replaced Stan Haldane:

ALAN BOWN SET #7
?-Sep 71
Alan Bown
trumpet
Gordon Neville
vocals
Tony Catchpole
guitar
Andy Brown
bass
Jeff Bannister
keyboards, vocals
John Anthony Helliwell
sax
Vic Sweeney
drums

But Andy Brown and Tony Catchpole left the band in September 1971 (they were replaced by Dougie Thomson and Derek Griffiths).

Other info on members of Alan Bown Set (I know up to 20 members)
Old pages (1): Alan Coulter
To be covered (12): Jeff Bannister, Alan Bown, Tony Dangerfield, John Goodsall, Derek Griffiths, John Anthony Helliwell, Dave Lawson, Gordon Neville, Robert Palmer, Jess Roden, Vic Sweeney, Dougie Thomson
Not enough info (6): Pete Burgess, Tony Catchpole, Dave Green, Stan Haldane, Jim Lacey, Frank White


TIGER


In 1976, Andy Brown joins Tiger, a band formed by singer Nicky Moore and Big Jim Sullivan, but I don´t know the exact lineups. Help here, please!

TIGER #?
1976-?
Nicky Moore
vocals
Les Walker
vocals
Bill McGillivray
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Andy Brown
bass, vocals
Alan Park
keyboards
+ a drummer, unknown to me. Help!

The band toured with Hawkwind, around October 1976.

Other info on members of Tiger (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Big Jim Sullivan
To be covered (6): Ray Flacke, Percy Jones, Nicky Moore, Alan Park, Simon Phillips, Les Walker
Not enough info (2): Bill McGillivray, Jim Payne


VIOLINSKI


This was the original lineup for Violinski, formed by Mik Kaminski (then, still in the ELO):

VIOLINSKI #1
1977-1978
Baz Dunnery
guitar
Andy Brown
bass, vocals
John Marcangelo
keyboards
Mik Kaminski
violin
John Hodgson
drums

They started recording, but Brown and Dunnery soon left in 1978.

Other info on members of Violinski (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (5): Bob Brady, Ronnie Caryl, Michael D´Albuquerque, John Hodgson, Mik Kaminski
Not enough info (5): Rod Butler, Baz Dunnery, Paul Mann, John Marcangelo, Iain Whitmore


THE RUTLES


Andy Brown was also a member of The Rutles, but I haven´t any details:

THE RUTLES #?
?
Andy Brown
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The Rutles (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (1): Mark Griffiths
To be covered (5): Ricky Fataar, Ollie Halsall, John Halsey, Neil Innes, Mickey Simmonds
Not enough info (4): David Battley, Eric Idle, J J Jones, Ken Thornton


THE BLISS BAND


The Bliss Band. From up to down: Paul Bliss, Phil Palmer, Alan Park, Nigel Elliot, Andy Brown


Around 1979 (I´m not sure of the date), Andy Brown joins The Bliss Band:

THE BLISS BAND #?
?
Paul Bliss
vocals, keyboards
Phil Palmer
guitar
Andy Brown
bass
Alan Park
keyboards
Nigel Elliot
drums

Other info on members of The Bliss Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Paul Bliss, Nigel Elliot, Phil Palmer, Alan Park


BARBARA DICKSON BAND


Barbara Dickson and Andy Brown


Around June 1986, this was the Barbara Dickson Band, with great players, as always:

BARBARA DICKSON BAND #?
1986
Barbara Dickson
vocals
Andy Brown
bass
Ian Lynn
keyboards
Pete Zorn
flute, sax, percussion

This lineup recorded the live album After dark.

Andy Brown, Barbara Dickson and Jerry Stevenson


Barbara Dickson Band in 1987. From left to right: John Lingwood, Andy Brown, Jerry Stevenson, Pete Zorn, Ian Lynn


This was the Barbara Dickson Band that recorded the live video In concert at The Royal Albert Hall in 1987 (and released in 1989):

BARBARA DICKSON BAND #?
1987
Barbara Dickson
vocals
Andy Brown
bass
Ian Lynn
keyboards, director
Pete Zorn
sax, flute, guitar
John Lingwood
drums

Other info on members of Barbara Dickson Band (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (6): Dave Bronze, Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Martin Jenner, Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
To be covered (15): Jeff Allen, Barbara Dickson, Troy Donockley, Neil Drinkwater, Russell Field, Isaac Guillory, Nick Holland, Gordon Huntley, Brad Lang, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Andy Nye, Julian Stringle, Gary Twigg, Pete Zorn


FAST BUCK


In 1987, Andy Brown joins Fast Buck for a very short period:

FAST BUCK #?
1987
Ed Hamilton
vocals, guitar
Andy Locke
guitar, vocals
Andy Brown
bass
Mike Simmonds
keyboards
Mike Baron
drums

But they soon split, after making some unreleased recordings and never playing any live concert.

Other info on members of Fast Buck (I know up to 14 members)
Already covered (1): Mick Grabham
To be covered (12): Mike Baron, Tony Connor, Dick Dastardly, Steve Dixon, Scott Gorham, Rob Grant, Ed Hamilton, Harvey Hinsley, Dave Kerr-Clemenson, Eddie Leach, Andy Locke, Mike Simmonds


KOJI TAMAKI BAND


In 1987, Koji Tamaki used English musicians for his solo album All I do. Some of them also toured Japan with him. This is the lineup, but I´m not sure of all the names, so if someone can confirm that point, it would be great:

KOJI TAMAKI BAND #?
1987
Koji Tamaki
vocals
Phil Palmer
guitar
Andy Brown
bass
Chris Cameron
keyboards
Yuji Kamashima
keyboards
Stuart Brooks
trumpet
Steve Gregory
sax
Neil Sidwell
trombone
Charlie Morgan
drums
Yuko Otaki
vocals
Tomoko Yoshikawa
vocals
Kumi Saitoh
vocals

Other info on members of Koji Tamaki Band (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (6): Stuart Brooks, Chris Cameron, Steve Gregory, Charlie Morgan, Phil Palmer, Neil Sidwell
Not enough info (5): Yuji Kamashima, Yuko Otaki, Kumi Saitoh, Koji Tamaki, Tomoko Yoshikawa


ELAINE PAIGE BAND


Around 1989, Andy Brown was part of the Elaine Paige live backing band, but I don´t know the exact details:

ELAINE PAIGE BAND #?
1989
Elaine Paige
vocals
Andy Brown
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Elaine Paige Band (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Tommy Eyre
To be covered (8): Paul Bliss, Simon Eyre, Marc Fox, Pete May, Andy Pask, Dave Rose, Ian Wherry, Pete Zorn
Not enough info (3): Martin Cohen, Elaine Paige, Graham Ward


TANITA TIKARAM BAND


In 1990, this was the great Tanita Tikaram live band for a long tour from February to July:

TANITA TIKARAM BAND #4
Feb 90-Jul 90
Tanita Tikaram
vocals, guitar
Mark Cresswell
guitar
Andy Brown
bass
Bob Noble
keyboards
Helen O´Hara
violin
Nic France
drums

They were supposed to play in my city in September, but the whole European leg of the tour was cancelled. A pity.

Other info on members of Tanita Tikaram Band (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (17): Tim Bradshaw, Richie Buckley, David Clifton, Mark Cresswell, Nic France, Tim Goldsmith, David Hayes, Adam Kirk, Steve McDonnell, Rory McFarlane, Bob Noble, Helen O´Hara, Mark Russell, Tanita Tikaram, Frank Tontoh, Simon Walker, Steve Williams


BE SHARP


Jerry and Bob ask their mate Andy Brown to join Be Sharp around March 1991, replacing Dave Bronze:

BE SHARP #2
Mar 91-1997
Jerry Stevenson
guitar, vocals
Andy Brown
bass, vocals

After several albums and many tours, Andy Brown left the band sometime during 1997.

Other info on members of Be Sharp (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (3): Dave Bronze, Bob Jenkins, Jerry Stevenson
To be covered (2): Gary Moxom, Darren Tingey


PAUL COX BAND


This was the personnel for Paul Cox & Soul Intention in September 1998, when they played for BBC radio program hosted by Paul Jones:

PAUL COX BAND #?
Sep 98
Paul Cox
vocals
Andy Brown
bass
Gary Moberley
keyboards
Sid Gauld
trumpet
Nick Payn
sax
Martyn C Winning
sax
Pete Thompson
drums

Other info on members of Paul Cox Band (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (5): Chris Belshaw, Gary Moberley, Chris Parren, Mark Simkins, Ed Spevock
Old pages (1): Pete Thompson
To be covered (16): Jonathan Bankes, Roger Cotton, Paul Cox, Steve Dixon, Martin Drover, Sid Gauld, Tim Hain, John Lingwood, Al MacLean, Rob Millis, Tommy O´Donnell, Nick Payn, Prince, Mike Summerland, Matt Winch, Martyn C Winning


PHIL RAM BAND


In 1999, the Phil Ram changes its lineup:

PHIL RAM BAND #2
1999-?
Phil Ram
guitar
Andy Brown
bass
Barry Sibbett
drums

They recorded some tracks, but Andy´s health started to be worse, so the band stopped playing.

Other info on members of Phil Ram Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Louis Borenius, Charlie Morgan, Barry Sibbett
Not enough info (2): Phil Ram, Adrian Wyatt

Andy Brown


But soon after that, he was detected a pancreatic cancer, and he sadly passed away on August 23rd, 2000. Another tragedy as he was a really powerful player.


DISCOGRAPHY: (55 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (17 credits)
  • Stretching out - Alan Bown (1971)

    • Members: Jeff Bannister, Derek Griffiths, John Anthony Helliwell, Gordon Neville, Vic Sweeney (RIP: Alan Bown + Andy Brown, Robert Palmer)
    • Producer: Mel Collins
  • Goin´ down laughing - Tiger (1976)

  • Dinner with Raoul - The Bliss Band (1978)

    • Members: Paul Bliss, Nigel Elliot, Phil Palmer, Alan Park (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Greg Adams, Emilio Castillo, Victor Feldman, Venetta Fields, Stephen ´Doc´ Kupka, Shirley Matthews, Maureen McDonald, Michael McDonald, Lenny Pickett (RIP: Mic Gillette, Keith Knudsen)
    • Producer: Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter
  • The Rutles - The Rutles (1978)

    • Members: Ricky Fataar, John Halsey, Neil Innes (RIP: Andy Brown, Ollie Halsall)
    • Guests: John Altman
    • Producer: Bill Inglot
    • Technical: Steve James, Ken Perry
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • No cause for alarm - Violinski (1979)

    • Members: Michael D´Albuquerque, John Hodgson, Mik Kaminski (RIP: Andy Brown, Baz Dunnery)
  • Neon smiles - The Bliss Band (August 1979)

    • Members: Paul Bliss, Nigel Elliot, Phil Palmer, Alan Park (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Frank Ricotti (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
    • Comments: Project commanded by Paul Bliss, a former member of Dog Soldier (with Keef Hartley and Miller Anderson). With: Phil Palmer (guitar), Andy Bown (bass, vocals), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Alan Park (keyboards), Geoff Westley (keyboards, flute), Nigel Elliott (drums), Frank Ricotti (percussion).
  • Heartbeats - Barbara Dickson (1984)

  • Gold - Barbara Dickson (1985)

    • Members: Barbara Dickson + Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Ian Lynn, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Bias Boshell, Kiki Dee, Martin Ditcham, Mo Foster
    • Producer: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Pip Williams
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
  • The Right moment - Barbara Dickson (1986)

  • After dark - Barbara Dickson (1987) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Dickson + Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Ian Lynn, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Comments: Live album recorded during two different concerts held in June 1986 and May 1987.
  • In concert at The Royal Albert Hall - Barbara Dickson (1989) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Dickson + John Lingwood, Jerry Stevenson, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Comments: Live video (reissued on DVD with 2 additional tracks, one of them featuring Elaine Paige), recorded in 1987.
  • Don´t think twice it´s all right - Barbara Dickson (1992)

  • Play this! - Be Sharp (1993)

  • Night by night - Be Sharp (1995)

  • Insert this - Be Sharp (1996)

  • Take us alive - Be Sharp ( - )

  • Ain´t nothin´ doin´ - Paul Cox ( - )

    • Members: Paul Cox + Roger Cotton, Martin Drover, Sid Gauld, Al MacLean, Gary Moberley, Nick Payn, Mark Simkins, Pete Thompson (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Mark Clements, Jenni Evans, Steve Jackson, Derek Nash
    • Comments: First solo album by Paul Cox. Recorded by Paul Cox (vocals), Andy Brown (bass), Roger Cotton (guitar, keyboards, also producer) and Pete Thompson (drums), but also with many guests: Mark Simkins (guitar, vocals), Mark Clements (bass), Gary Moberley (keyboards), Steve Jackson (drums), Nick Payn (sax, flute), Martin Drover (trumpet, flugelhorn), Derek Nash (sax), Jennie Evans (backing vocals), Debbie Miller (backing vocals), Al McLean (backing vocals).
    • My opinion: A great album, it contains nice renditions of Robin Trower/Frankie Miller (´This love is mine´) or John Hiatt, to name a few.
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
  • Clog dance - the very best of Violinski - Violinski (May 2007)

    • Members: Bob Brady, Michael D´Albuquerque, John Hodgson, Mik Kaminski (RIP: Andy Brown, Baz Dunnery)
    • Comments: Compilation with unreleased tracks.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits) COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Guitar speak II - VVAA (1988)

    • Guests: Jan Akkerman, Brian Bennett, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Dave Bronze, Jim Copley, Andy Duncan, Dennis Greaves, Rodney Holmes, Tony Iommi, Jaz Lochrie, Ian Lynn, Harvey Mandel, Jim Mankey, Bernie Marsden, Hank Marvin, Geoff Nicholls, Robin Trower, Peter Van Hooke, Reggie Washington, Reg Webb (RIP: Andy Brown, Pete Haycock, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Earle Mankey, Christopher Neil
    • Technical: Ron McMaster
LIBRARY ALBUMS (1 credit) SESSIONS (31 credits)
  • Smoking mirror - Ronnie Paisley (1979)

    • Guests: Steve Gregory, Jon Mark, Alan Park, Peter Pavli, Frank Ricotti, Jim Toomey (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • Still life - Karel Fialka (1980)

  • Strada facendo - Claudio Baglioni (1981)

    • Guests: Stuart Elliott, Paul Keogh, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Ray Russell, Peter Van Hooke (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
    • Technical: Ian Cooper, Stephen W Tayler
    • Comments: Claudio Baglioni is an interesting Italian artist. Strada facendo was recorded with Ray Russell (guitar), Paul Keogh (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), Andy Brown (bass), Geoff Westley (keyboards, arranger and producer), Pete Van Hooke (drums), Stuart Elliott (drums), Frank Ricotti (percussion). In 2011, a 30th anniversary special edition was released, as a 3CD (one of them, live).
  • Take my time - Sheena Easton (1981)

    • Members: Alan Carvell, Ian Lynn
    • Guests: Derek Austin, Sharon Campbell, Tony Hall, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Peter Van Hooke (RIP: Andy Brown, Billy Lyall)
    • Producer: Christopher Neil
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Sheena Easton - Sheena Easton (1981)

    • Members: Alan Carvell, Ian Lynn
    • Guests: Derek Austin, Sharon Campbell, Tony Hall, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Peter Van Hooke (RIP: Andy Brown, Billy Lyall)
    • Producer: Christopher Neil
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 5 bonus tracks.
  • You could have been with me - Sheena Easton (1981)

    • Members: Alan Carvell, Ian Lynn
    • Guests: Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Tony Rivers, Peter Van Hooke (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Christopher Neil
  • This is the house / Home is where the heart is (SINGLE) - Eurythmics (March 1982)

    • Guests: Dick Cuthell, John Turnbull (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • North of a miracle - Nick Heyward (1983)

    • Members: Tim Renwick
    • Guests: Pete Beachill, Stuart Brooks, Paul Buckmaster, Brian Gascoigne, Tony Maronie, Dave Mattacks, Steve Nieve, Pino Palladino, Andrew Powell, Danny Schogger, Chris White (RIP: Andy Brown, Bill Le Sage, Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Geoff Emerick
    • Comments: Nick Heyward was the leader in new wave band Haircut One Hundred. After he left the band, he recorded this album with Tim Renwick (guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards, from The Attractions), Brian Gascoigne (keyboards), Pino Palladino (bass), Andy Brown (bass), Dave Mattacks (drums), Morris Pert (percussion), Chris White (sax), Stuart Brooks (trumpet). CD reissue contains 7 bonus tracks.
  • All alone with friends - Hank Marvin (1983)

    • Members: Hank Marvin
    • Guests: Brian Bennett + Alan Carvell, John Farrar, Ian Lynn, Peter Van Hooke, Bruce Welch (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Christopher Neil
  • What goes around... - Hollies (July 1983)

    • Members: Paul Bliss, Brian Chatton, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, Steve Stroud, Terry Sylvester
    • Guests: Mike Batt, Alan Tarney (RIP: Andy Brown, Joe Lala)
    • Technical: Wally Traugott
  • Geminis - Ana Belen (1984)

    • Guests: Martin Dobson, Stuart Elliott, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Ray Russell (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
    • Comments: Successful Spanish artist.
  • Fine, fine baby - Mabel Scott (1984)

    • Members: (RIP: Mabel Scott)
    • Guests: John Anderson, Carl Pruitt (RIP: Eddie Barefield, Andy Brown, Charles Brown, Milt Buckner, Henderson Chambers, Maxwell Davis, Tyree Glenn, Bill Graham, Al Hall, Budd Johnson, Jo Jones, King Kolax, Sonny Payne, Paul Quinichette, Gene Ramey, Buddy Tate, Dick Vance, Joe Wilder)
  • Claudio Baglioni (81-85) - Claudio Baglioni (1985)

    • Guests: Derek Austin, Trevor Bastow, Stuart Elliott, Mo Foster, Nick Glennie-Smith, Paul Keogh, Brett Morgan, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Peter Van Hooke, Geoff Westley, Hans Zimmer (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • Minx - Toyah (1985)

    • Members: Simon Darlow, Adrian Lee
    • Guests: Ray Beavis, Richie Bull, Alan Carvell, Richard Hewson, Christopher Neil, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Peter Van Hooke, Ian Wherry (RIP: Andy Brown, John ´Irish´ Earle, Al Hodge, Paul Raven)
  • Para la ternura siempre hay tiempo - Ana Belen y Victor Manuel (1986)

    • Guests: Mitch Dalton, Stuart Elliott, Harold Fisher, Phil Palmer, Andy Pask, Phil Todd (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
    • Comments: They´re a successful Spanish couple. This double album includes 1 disc by Ana Belen, and 1 disc by Victor Manuel.
  • Lonesome man blues (SINGLE) - Dave Kelly (1986)

    • Members: Dave Kelly + Peter Filleul
    • Guests: Mark Feltham, Bob Hall, Bob Jenkins, Paul Jones, Liz Kitchen (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Comments: Music from The BBC TV Series King Of The Ghetto.
  • King of the ghetto - Dave Kelly (1986)

    • Members: Dave Kelly + Peter Filleul
    • Guests: Paul Jones + Mark Feltham, Bob Hall, Bob Jenkins, Liz Kitchen (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • Afternoons in utopia - Alphaville (June 1986)

    • Guests: Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Judy Cheeks, Alan Childs, Bob Jenkins, Dave LeBolt, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Jimmy Ripp, Carmine Rojas, Neil Sidwell, Robin Smith, Phil Todd (RIP: Andy Brown, Jimmy Maelen)
    • Producer: Steve Thompson, Peter Walsh
    • Technical: Steve Chase
    • Comments: Second album by the band, recorded from September 1985 to May 1986.
  • Physical favours / Silk or stone (SINGLE) - Sharon O´Neill (1987)

    • Guests: Peter Beckett, Les Davidson, Jon Farriss, Gordon Neville, Phil Palmer (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Alan Mansfield, Peter Walsh
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
  • A la sombra de un leon - Ana Belen (1988)

    • Guests: Stuart Elliott, Phil Palmer, Andy Pask, Frank Ricotti, Jamie Talbot, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
  • Horizon - Masami Tsuchiya (1988)

    • Guests: Danny Cummings, Helen Liebmann, David Palmer, Caron Wheeler, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Andy Brown, Mick Karn)
    • Producer: Nigel Walker
  • Let´s dance - The Grants (1989)

    • Guests: B J Cole, Bernie Frost, Bob Jenkins, Katie Kissoon, Phil Lanzon, Tessa Niles, Nick Payn, Jerry Stevenson, Miriam Stockley, Bobby Valentino, Geraint Watkins, Pip Williams (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • Different - Thomas Anders (August 1989)

    • Guests: Ian Lynn, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Jeremy Stacey, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown, Martin Jenner)
    • Producer: Alan Tarney (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Thomas Anders was the lead singer in the band Modern Talking.
  • Danced in the fire - Sharon O´Neill (1990)

    • Members: Sharon O´Neill
    • Guests: Peter Beckett, Tony Buchanan, Joe Creighton, Les Davidson, Jon Farriss, Gordon Neville, Phil Palmer (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Alan Mansfield, Peter Walsh
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
  • Under no obligation - Roger Chapman (March 1992)

    • Members: Roger Chapman + Gina Brown, Ian Gibbons, Debbie Sharp, Steve Simpson, Peter Stroud, Mick Weaver, Geoff Whitehorn, Laurie Wisefield
    • Guests: George Chandler, Judy Cheeks, Bob Jenkins, Mike Paice, Juliet Roberts, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Andy Brown, Alvin Lee)
    • Producer: Bob Ross, Mike Vernon
    • Comments: After four years out of Roger Chapman's band, Geoff Whitehorn played with him again in this album: Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Steve Simpson (guitar), Laurie Wisefield (guitar), Alvin Lee (guitar), Peter Stroud (bass, later in Peter Green's Splinter Group), Andy Brown (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), Mike Paice (sax), Bob Jenkins (drums). Produced by Mike Vernon.
  • ...When the blues come to call... - Dave Kelly (1994)

    • Members: Dave Kelly + Marcus Cliffe, Ed Deane, Peter Filleul
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Christine Collister, Sam Kelly, Liz Kitchen, Chuck Leavell, Paddy McHugh, Geraint Watkins, Pick Withers (RIP: Andy Brown)
  • Ya viene el sol - Mecano (1998)

    • Guests: Hans Zimmer + Charlie Morgan (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Technical: Austin Ince
    • Comments: Mecano has been the most successful Spanish band ever.
  • Hard cash - Richard Thompson (August 1998)

    • Members: Richard Thompson + Christine Collister, Alan Dunn, Clive Gregson, Dave Mattacks, Pete Zorn
    • Guests: Martin Carthy, PEter Filleul, Ron Kavana, Dave Kelly, Chris Leslie, Ian Lynn (RIP: Andy Brown, Jo Ann Kelly, Michael Marra)
  • Visions of dreamscapes - Alphaville (1999)

    • Members: (RIP: Martin Lister)
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Tim Cansfield, Judy Cheeks, Bob Jenkins, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Neil Sidwell, Robin Smith, Phil Todd (RIP: Rainer Bloss, Andy Brown)
    • Producer: Peter Walsh
    • Technical: Andy Richards
  • Canzoni a raccolta - Ivano Fossati (January 1999)

    • Guests: Guy Barker, Trilok Gurtu, Luis Jardim, Tony Levin, Richard Niles, Phil Palmer, Peter Van Hooke, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Andy Brown, Alan Douglas)
  • Absolute O´Brien - Richard O´Brien (February 1999)

    • Members: Les Davidson, Nick Payn, Ed Spevock
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Pete Beachill, Bias Boshell, Hugh Burns, George Chandler, Paul Clarvis, Bob Jenkins, Zeitia Massiah, Kevin McAlea, Jackie Rawe (RIP: Andy Brown, Sappho Korner)
    • Producer: Pip Williams
    • Technical: (RIP: Damian Korner)
    • Comments: In 1996, Richard O´Brien has his own musical ´Disgracefully yours´. Some of the songs from the show were later played in Richard O'Brien's album from 1999, Absolute O'Brien, where Ed Spevock plays in two songs. The album was produced by the great Pip Williams, and other musicians featured are: Les Davidson (guitar), Hughie Burns (guitar), Kevin McAlea (keyboards), Bias Boshell (keyboards), Rob Melvin (keyboards), Andy Brown (bass), Bill Robinson (bass), Nick Payn (sax), Pete Beachill (trumpet), Guy Barker (trumpet), Bob Jenkins (drums), and Sappho Korner on backing vocals.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (2 credits)
  • Over 60 minutes with... Strange Advance - Strange Advance (1987)

    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Tony Lester, Andy Newmark, Earl Slick (RIP: Andy Brown, Michael Kamen, Domenic Troiano)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bruce Fairbairn)
  • The Singles collection - Alphaville (1988)

    • Guests: Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Judy Cheeks, Curt Cress, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Jimmy Ripp, Neil Sidwell, Robin Smith, Phil Todd (RIP: Andy Brown, Jimmy Maelen)
    • Producer: Steve Thompson, Peter Walsh
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Klaus Schulze

QUESTIONS:

01. Has Andy Brown played in some album by Oletta Adams and Gerry Rafferty?

02. Has Andy played live for Sheena Easton?

03. Does Andy Brown appear in Koji Tamaki album All I do?

04. Is "our" Andy Brown who appears in the Beaver Storm album Live at Ronnie Scott´s?

05. Was there another lineup of Tiger with Andy Brown and with Ray Flacke on guitar?

06. Was Andy Brown for a while in Alan Bown Set at the same as Robert Palmer?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 9


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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 comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

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RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 3
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  • Barbara Dickson - For All We Know
  • Barbara Dickson live in 1987. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Andy Brown, Barbara Dickson, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Jerry Stevenson, Pete Zorn.

  • Be Sharp - Five Miles Above
  • Be Sharp live. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Andy Brown, Bob Jenkins, Jerry Stevenson.

  • Be Sharp - The Trap
  • Be Sharp live. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Andy Brown, Bob Jenkins, Jerry Stevenson.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Jerry Stevenson: for confirming that Andy played in The Rutles and Alan Bown Set (2002).
  • Blake Powell: for everything regarding Paul Cox, as well as for his wonderful presents (2002).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Jan Van Duren: for info (2001 & 2006).
  • Kevin Dyson: for info on Andy (2002).

  • Thanks to:
  • Tony Furnell: for info (2008).
  • Andy Reynolds: for info on the album Brown source (2010).
  • Simon Cantwell: for info on Andy Brown´s benefit gig (2002).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    20/January/2012 - Page added to the blog.
    24/October/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Andy Brown mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Phil Palmer (18)
    Bob Jenkins (17)
    Frank Ricotti (14)
    Ian Lynn (13)
    Peter Van Hooke (9)
    Pete Zorn (9)
    Jerry Stevenson (7)
    Barbara Dickson (6)
    Christopher Neil (6)
    Geoff Westley (6)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 24/October/2000 - Last modified on: 26/February/2016. 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.

    2 comments:

    1. Hi,

      My name is Karl Thurston-Brown & I am Andy's nephew. I think I can provide some extra details after a chase up with other family members.

      In the meantime I can inform you that Andy did play live for Sheena Easton, however i'm not totally sure of the dates.

      Secondly he played bass on Dennis Waterman's "I could be so good for you" the theme for Minder. Here's a link of him in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHA_K0XZ2Hc

      I also remember that he appeared as an animated rabbit for some commercial in the 70's. Again I need to chase up the details on this.

      I hope this helps.

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    2. Andy was also in The Catch, which mutated into The Tourists, which became Eurythmics

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