From CCM to west coast music…
Mark Williamson has been very active at the Contemporary Christian Music front and together with Chris Eaton, he has written a lot of great songs.
In 1989 he teamed up with studiodrummer John “J.R.” Robinson and formed the duo Bridge 2 Far. The only release from them was a fantastic album in the AOR west coast music style, and with great musicians such as: Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Neil Stubenhaus, Freddie Washington, David Paich, Larry Williams and many more.
After Bridge 2 Far Mark Williamson toured and recorded from 92 – 98 with French mega star Veronique Sanson. He then left the band to become on-camera band leader for NBC’s nationally syndicated ‘The Arthel & Fred Show’.
At the same period he was featured vocalist with The Rippingtongs and in 1994 together with bandleader Russ Freeman (Rippingtons) they produced the debut album “Time Slipping By”, that was released at the GRP Records label.
In 2000 a 4 track cd with the very nice song “You´re So Beautiful were released at the japanese TriCycle label. A song that was used in a commercial TV spot. With this song Mark Williamson got more involved in scoring tv and scores of jingles etc.
Together with his partner from the Bridge 2 Far project, Legendary drummer John JR Robinson, Mark Williamson teamed up with guitar virtuoso Michael Thompson in the early 90’s to form TRW. A fairly blazing deluxe classic rock band. In the summer 2007 they recording their first album and signed a deal with the Italian label Frontiers Records. The album titled “Rivers Of Paradise” has now been released in Europe.
You´re So Beautiful
Tricycle Entertainment 2000
Tracks: You´re So Beautiful, What Do I Have To Do, My Home Is Still Your Heart & You´re So Beautiful (karaoke mix).
Musicians on the You´re So Beautiful album: Mark Williamson, Marc Hugenberger, Michael Hakes, Michael Thompson, Neil Stubenhaus, Catte Adams, David Allen Baker & Robbie Wyckoff.
Time Slipping By
Peak Records 1994
Tracks: Got To Be A Better Way, Prayer For The Children, Over And Over, Tears Like Rain, Look At Us Now, Can´t Let Go, Time Slipping By, A Little Loving, Sweet Love, More Than Alone, Closing In & We´d Be Together.
Musicians on the Time Slipping By album: Mark Williamson, Russ Freeman, Michael Thompson, Leland Sklar, Mike Baird, Dave Cook, Eric Marienthal, Lance Ellington, Annie McCaig, Joe Gallo, Art Wood, Phil Perry, James Gilstrap, Pino Palladion, Chris Eaton, John Savannah Snow, Robin Bolt, Nigel Pegrum, Tom Coster Jr, Walt Fowler, Steve Medio, Bruce Fowler, Vince Cross, Bill Thorp, Anthony Moffatt, Katie Heller, Sue Dorey & Jocelyn Brown.
Marshall Records 1985
Missing In Action
Myrrh Records 1984
Get The Drift
Chapel Lane Productions 1980
So Far So Good
Grapevine Records 1979
Grapevine Records 1978