Marty Willson-Piper

born on 7/5/1958 in Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom

Marty Willson-Piper

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Marty Willson-Piper
Born May 7 1958
Liverpool, England
Genres Rock
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980present
Labels Heyday Records
Associated acts The Church
All About Eve

Marty Willson-Piper is a guitarist and member of Australian independent rock band The Church.

After busking his way around the world, he arrived in Australia. Having taken in an early concert by The Church, which were at that time performing as a three-piece, Willson-Piper soon joined Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Nick Ward in 1980, expanding the band's lineup and broadening its sound.

Along with contributing to each of The Church's studio releases, he has maintained a steady solo effort since the mid-1980s. Other side projects and collaborations include two stints as guitarist for UK rock group All About Eve, David Gedge's Cinerama and work with Jules Shear, Tom Verlaine, Martin Rössel, and Aimee Mann. In 2005, Willson-Piper joined veteran band The Saints to record an album and tour. He also works with long-time friend Andy 'Dare' Mason under the name "Noctorum".

MWP released his newest album Nightjar in March 2009 on Second Motion Records, which also released bandmate Steve Kilbey's next release "Painkiller" and a new The Church release, Pangaea, in 2009 as well.

He has two daughters Signe Carlberger and Charlotte Willson Piper.



  • In Reflection (1987)
  • Art Attack (1988)
  • Rhyme (1989)
  • Spirit Level (1992)
  • Hanging Out in Heaven (2000)
  • Nightjar (2008)

Singles and EPs

  • She's King (1988)
  • On the Tip of My Tongue (1988)
  • Questions Without Answers (1989)
  • Melancholy Girl (1989)
  • Luscious Ghost e.p. (1992)
  • I Can't Cry (1992)
  • Pegasus e.p. (2008)

Live Recordings

  • Live At The Fine Line Cafe (2000)
  • Live At The Knitting Factory (2000)
  • Live From The Other Side (2004)

Seeing Stars

  • Seeing Stars (1997)


  • Sparks Lane (2004)
  • Offer the Light (2006)

The Saints

  • Nothing is Straight in My House (2005)

External links

  • Official Site
  • [1] Official MySpace Site
  • [2] Second Motion Records
All About Eve
Julianne Regan
Tim Bricheno | Andy Cousin | Toni Haimi | Mark Price | Marty Willson-Piper
Rik Carter | Robin Guy | James Richard Jackson | Ben Savigear | Manuela Zwingmann
Studio Albums
All About Eve (1988) | Scarlet and Other Stories (1989)
Touched by Jesus (1991) | Ultraviolet (1992) | Iceland (2002)
Live Albums
All About Eve (1993) | Fairy Light Nights (2000) | Fairy Light Nights Two (2001)
Live and Electric at the Union Chapel (2001) | Cinemasonic (2003)
Winter Words (1993) | Return to Eden (2003) | Keepsakes (2006)
Mice Albums
...Because I Can (1996) | New and Improved (2001)
Related Bands
The Church | Harmony Ambulance | Jules et Jim | The Lucy Nation | The Mission | Seeing Stars
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