Merlin Rhys-Jones

Real Name:
Merlin Rhys-Jones
Profile:
Guitarist and composer.
Best known for his work with Ian Dury, Merlin began his career as a studio musician playing guitar with a wide range of artists including Ric Lee (Ten Years After), members of Family, keyboard-player Chris Parren (Jim Capaldi, Maggie Bell), George Hargreaves with Mel Gaynor ('Simple Minds' drummer), Colin McKenzie, Robert Awai and Chris Cameron (George Michael's MD). Merlin continued his flourishing session career throughout the early eighties recording with Martin Dobson's "Main Course" and playing for Mo Ahijo's African/Funk fusion band Koush. While focusing on his own band "Lip Service", Merlin was still in demand as a session player. "Lip Service" signed to EMI and almost simultaneously Merlin was asked to record and tour with Ian Dury. From this point Merlin wrote, recorded and performed with a number of top acts and producers including Ellis, Beggs and Howard, Tom Robinson, Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode, Ian Dury and the Blockheads and Baxter Dury. Merlin continues to work with members of the Blockheads and writes music for various television production companies.
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Variations:

Vocals

Merlin Rhys-Jones - Apples album art Ian Dury Ian Dury - Apples (Album) WEA, WEA UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Merlin Rhys-Jones - 4.000 Weeks' Holiday album art Ian Dury And The Music Students The Man With No Face and 8 more… Ian Dury And The Music Students - 4.000 Weeks' Holiday (Album) Polydor Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Apples album art Ian Dury Ian Dury - Apples (Album) WEA, WEA UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
841 923-2 Merlin Rhys-Jones - A Certain Kind Of Freedom album art Various To The Top Various - A Certain Kind Of Freedom(CD, Album) Polydor, Urban (2) 841 923-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Warts 'N' Audience (Live: 22 December 1990.) album art Ian Dury & The Blockheads* Ian Dury & The Blockheads* - Warts 'N' Audience (Live: 22 December 1990.) (Album) Demon Records, Demon Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Black Orchid album art Temple Of Sound 3 Dredds And Brew (as Merlin) Temple Of Sound - Black Orchid (Album) Schtumm Productions UK 1998 Sell This Version
SCHTUMMCD012 Merlin Rhys-Jones - 3 Dredds And Brew album art Temple Of Sound 3 Dredds And Brew (Radio Edit) (as Merlin) Temple Of Sound - 3 Dredds And Brew(CD, Maxi, Car) Schtumm Productions SCHTUMMCD012 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Strange Hours album art Recoil Recoil - Strange Hours (Single, Maxi) Mute UK 2000 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Liquid album art Recoil Recoil - Liquid (Album) Mute Germany 2000 Sell This Version
ZK07075 Merlin Rhys-Jones - Liquid album art Recoil Recoil - Liquid(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup ZK07075 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
why 006 Merlin Rhys-Jones - Silver Life album art Lucinda Sieger How Many Times Must It Rain? (Kick Remix)  (as Merlyn Rhys-Jones) Lucinda Sieger - Silver Life(CD, Enh) Elsewhen Records why 006 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Selected album art Recoil Strange Hours and 1 more… Recoil - Selected (Comp) Mute, Mute UK 2010 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Want - The Architect Mixes album art Recoil Recoil - Want - The Architect Mixes Mute UK 2010
DEMREC61 Merlin Rhys-Jones - The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories album art Ian Dury Ian Dury - The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories(LP, Album) Demon Records DEMREC61 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Merlin Rhys-Jones - Gotta Get Up album art Lip Service (7) Lip Service (7) - Gotta Get Up EMI UK 1983 Sell This Version
DUR3 Merlin Rhys-Jones - Dance Little Rude Boy album art Ian Dury & The Blockheads* It Ain't Cool (as Rhys-Jones) Ian Dury & The Blockheads* - Dance Little Rude Boy(CD, Single, Promo) East Central One DUR3 2002 Sell This Version
LM870165-4, Merlin Rhys-Jones - Sex And Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll - Greatest Hits album art Ian Dury And The Blockheads Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Sex And Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll - Greatest Hits(2xCD, Comp) Landmark, TX2 Holland LM870165-4, UK 2004 Sell This Version
Merlin Rhys-Jones - Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Best Of Ian Dury album art Ian Dury Jack Shit George (as Rhys-Jones) and 1 more… Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Best Of Ian Dury (Comp) Music Club Deluxe UK 2005 Sell This Version
DEMREC61 Merlin Rhys-Jones - The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories album art Ian Dury Bill Haley's Last Words (as Rhys-Jones) and 3 more… Ian Dury - The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories(LP, Album) Demon Records DEMREC61 UK 2015 Sell This Version