Mazarati Remembered

OneGunn was the keyboardist and background vocalist for funk-rock band Mazarati, created by Prince bassist and protégé Brown Mark with strong behind-the-scenes support from Prince. After several years of performing throughout the United States, Mazarati was signed to Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records and released their first album, Mazarati, co-produced by Brown Mark, Prince and David Rivkin. From this album came the band’s first single, 100 MPH, which rose to #19 on the R&B charts.

Following the album’s release, Mazarati began touring or recording with musicians and groups including Prince, Sheila E., New Addition, Alexander O’Neil, Molly Hachette, Tamara and the Scene, Jermaine Jackson, Stacey Earl, Jesse Johnson, LL Cool J and more. The group made another album through Motown in 1989 and released a half-dozen more singles. Since then, members of the band have worked with stars including Paula Abdul and Prince sideman Dr. Fink.

Today, Mazarati Revisited, featuring original members OneGunn and Screamer, brings back the songs and vitality of Mazarati. The band commits themselves to fans worldwide who enjoy the intense, high-energy sounds that made funk a legendary style.

OneGunn and Screamer promise that this “Mazarati Revisited” performance will include songs from every aspect of music that the members (as a group or individuals) of Mazarati have touched upon.

THE HISTORY

MAZARATI, featuring original members OneGunn (Marr Starr), Craig Screamer, and Tony Christian, along with BrownMark and Morris Hayes, has organized to rekindle the songs and vitality of MAZARATI.

Created by Prince and The Revolution bassist and protégé BrownMark in 1984, MAZARATI was the first act to be signed to Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records, and soon after released their first self- titled album, “MAZARATI 1”, with members Sir Casey Terry, Marr Starr, Craig “ Screamer” Powell, Tony Christian, Aaron “Ace” Paul Keith, Jerome “Romeo”Woodson and Kevin “Kal” Patrick, and co-produced by BrownMark, Prince and David Rivkin. From this album came the band’s first single, “Player’s Ball” followed by “100 MPH,” which rose to #19 on the R&B charts. They also shared in the success of the hit single “KISS” with Prince.

Following the album’s release, MAZARATI toured with an ensemble of artists including Prince, Sheila E., New Edition, George Duke, LL Cool J, Molly Hatchet, Alexander O’Neil, Tamara and the Scene, Jermaine Jackson, Jesse Johnson and many more.

In 1989, after the success of MAZARATI 1 and the group’s emergent international reputation as high-energy performers, Motown Records signed MAZARATI for their second album, “MAZARATI 2”, with Musician/Producer and band originator BrownMark as a lead writer and contributor on the production as well as Michael Sambello (Flashdance), Bernadette Cooper (KLYMAXX) and members of Toto who each wrote and produced several songs.

 

While Tony Christian and Marr Starr went on to work with Paula Abdul on her debut album “Forever Your Girl” and subsequent album “Head Over Hells”, a new line up of talent members joined the group–Sir Terry Casey, Craig “Screamer” Powell, Greg “G Sharp” Sain, Jerome “Romeo” Woodson, Kevin “Kal” Patrick, Morris Hayes, Lenny Holmes and Dan Satterberg—and MAZARATI released several more singles including “Woman Thang” and “Words”.

In their early career, MAZARATI scored over 300 performances dates from McAllen, Texas to D. C. from Boston to San Francisco, from Thunder Bay Canada to Puerto Rico. Since then, members of the band have gone to work with a variety of musicians and producers including Paula Abdul, Dr. Fink, The Time, Maceo Parker, Stevie Wonder, Prince and more.

Not to be restricted to categorization or industry labels, MAZARATI live concerts have been dubbed as “high energy funk meets hard hitting “rock”. This performance is for fans worldwide that enjoy the intense high-energy sounds that made funk legendary.

MAZARATI is set to release their new single in 2013, followed by music video and their first CD release in several years, written and produced by MAZARATI and The Kommittee. Possibly touring nationally and internationally in the summer and fall of 2013. Prepare yourself for a slamming, hard-hitting high-energy show.

Discography

Snapshot of the Song List

  • Suzy
  • Jerk Out (Morris Day and The Tyme)
  • Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul)
  • Kiss (Prince)
  • 100 M.P.H
  • Rock Hollyrock (Sheila E.)
  • Guess its all Over
  • It’s On (a OneGunn Original)
  • Come Together (Beatles)
  • Something Going On
  • And Many, Many more….
  • Stroke
  • Forever Your Girl (Paula Abdul)

Albums

  • Mazarati (1986), Paisley Park
  • Mazarati 2 (1989), Motown ( Canada )

Singles

  • “100 MPH” (1986) #19 U.S. R&B , Paisley Park
  • “Players’ Ball” (1986), Paisley Park
  • “Stroke” (1986), Paisley Park
  • “Stroke” / “Champagne Saturday” (1986), Paisley Park
  • “The Saga Of A Man” (1989), Motown
  • “The Woman Thang” (1989), Motown
  • “Kiss” (1987) #1 U.S.& U.K Warner Brothers

Mazarati Discography

Released:

Produced:      

Written:       

Single:

Album 1 1986:   

Players Ball

Lonely Girl on Bourbon Street

100 mph

Shes Just That Kind Of Lady

Stroke 

Suzy    

Strawberry Lover

I Guess Its All Over  

 

Album 2 1989:      

Words                               

The Saga of a Man                 

The Woman Thang

Somethings Going On

Seduction

Up All Night 

Don’t Leave Me Baby

Betcha

One Girl

 

Singles or Not Released

Jerk Out

Champagne Saturday

Kiss  

Can’t Slow Down

Candy

Friday Night

New Girl 

Better Listen to Me

Curious

Day Tripper

Talk About It

Juicy Lucy

D.S.M.T

Stone Wall

Satisfaction

Come Together

 

Mark Brown 

Mark Brown 

Prince

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

 

Dick Ruduolph / Michael Sembello

Bernadette Cooper

Bernadette Cooper

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

 

 

 

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

David Rivikin, Prince

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

 

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Prince

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

 

Dick Ruduolph / Michael Sembello

Bernadette Cooper

Bernadette Cooper

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown / Terry Casey

 

 

 

 

 

Prince

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

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