Marshmallow (band)

Last updated

A band formed by Alan Gregg after leaving The Mutton Birds which is based in London, England. Members: Alan Gregg, Bert Thomas, Richard Turner and Cy Winstanley. David Long, Bic Runga and Ron Sexsmith contributed to the album Marshmallow. [1] [2]



Related Research Articles

The Mutton Birds was a band from New Zealand formed in Auckland in 1991 by Don McGlashan, Ross Burge, Alan Gregg and David Long.

Alan Gregg is a New Zealand musician, originally from Palmerston North, now based in London. Originally a keyboard player, Alan has mainly played Bass Guitar in his professional life. After moving to Auckland, New Zealand, Alan was a member of the Dribbling Darts of Love before joining The Mutton Birds, which he was part of from 1992–1998. In The Mutton Birds he contributed bass, vocals, keyboards and wrote a number of songs. After leaving the Mutton Birds, he acted as a producer and studio and touring musician before recording his first solo album, under the name Marshmallow in 2002. Other musicians on the album included Bic Runga, Ron Sexsmith, and Andrew Claridge.

The Remarkables were a 1980s band from Palmerston North, New Zealand. One of the band's members Alan Gregg has gone on to feature in a number of other New Zealand bands including The Mutton Birds and Marshmallow. The other members of the band were Brendan Conlon - Drums(The Urchins, Burt Real, Black Wings, High Lords), Paul Westbury, Guitar and vocals and Chris Heaphy, Guitar and vocals. The band's name coincides with that of The Remarkables, a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island.

Three Leaning Men were a 1980s band from Palmerston North who released one LP called Fun in the Key of E. The band played many support gigs including their debut supporting Sneaky Feelings at the Massey University Social Hall. Also supported Hunters & Collectors, The Chills and New Order. Formed by Lindsay Gregg (guitar), Rhys Bevan (bass) and Nigel Corbett (drums) and joined by second guitarist Greg Malcolm. Rhys Bevan was replaced by Alan Gregg during the recording of the album Fun in the Key of E. Alan Gregg has gone on to feature in a number of other New Zealand bands including The Dribbling Darts of Love, The Mutton Birds and Marshmallow. Rhys Bevan moved to the South Island of New Zealand to continue his career as a baker. Guitarist Lindsay Gregg died in 2011.

Ross Elliott Burge is a New Zealand musician, who started playing drums with the Nelson College rock band Mandias in 1973. He decided that this was to be the life for him, and called the NZPO to ensure back-up. He has since played drums for bands and artists such as, and in roughly chronological order:- Andy Anderson's express, Rodger Fox Big Band, Sharon O'Neill, Jon Stevens, The Scouts, Two Armed Men, Spines, Sneaky Feelings, The Happ'ng Thang (Australia), The Mutton Birds, Bic Runga, Rick Bryant, Windy City Strugglers, Tim Finn, The Finn Brothers, Dave Dobbyn and Anika Moa.Hamish Gunn [ guitar and vocals in Mandias, Golden Horn Sound Company Band sponsored “Lady and BackBone” ].

Don McGlashan

Donald McGlashan is a New Zealand composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist who Is best known for inclusion in the bands Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Mutton Birds, before going solo. He has also composed for cinema and television. Among other instruments, McGlashan has played guitar, drums, euphonium and French horn.

Gregg Rolie

Gregg Alan Rolie is an American singer and keyboardist. Rolie served as lead singer of the bands Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool – all of which he co-founded. He also helmed rock group The Storm, and currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band and with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Rolie is a two-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted both as a member of Santana in 1998 and as a member of Journey in 2017.

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records is an American independent record label based in Athens, Georgia. Its catalogue features indie rock, indie pop and hip-hop music, with several of its artists associated with or influenced by The Elephant 6 Recording Company.

<i>Hittin the Note</i> 2003 studio album by The Allman Brothers Band

Hittin' the Note is the twelfth and final studio album by the American Southern rock group the Allman Brothers Band. Released through Sanctuary Records, it is their only studio album to include both lead slide guitar player Derek Trucks and bass player Oteil Burbridge and marks the full-time return of guitar player Warren Haynes to the band. It was also their only studio album not to include original guitarist Dickey Betts.

Marshmallow Coast is an indie pop band associated with the Elephant Six Collective.

<i>Twist</i> (album) 1994 studio album by Dave Dobbyn

Twist (1994) is the third solo album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn, his first recorded in New Zealand after almost a decade living overseas. It was produced by Neil Finn and featured Finn and two members of The Mutton Birds on guitars, bass and drums, as well as contributions by Tim Finn, Don McGlashan and US record producer Tchad Blake. The album was released in the United States with a slightly altered track listing, and some tracks replaced by songs from his previous album. First single "Language" reached number four on the New Zealand charts.

<i>Envy of Angels</i> 1996 studio album by The Mutton Birds

Envy of Angels is the third album by the New Zealand rock band The Mutton Birds. It was released in 1996.

<i>Rain, Steam and Speed</i> 1999 studio album by The Mutton Birds

Rain, Steam and Speed is the fourth and final studio album by the New Zealand band, The Mutton Birds. It was released in 1999.

<i>Angle of Entry</i> 1997 live album by The Mutton Birds

Angle of Entry is a limited-issue live acoustic album recorded by the Mutton Birds during their 1997 Envy of Angels UK tour and released on their managers' label. It was sold at gigs and over the Internet.

<i>Too Hard Basket</i> 1998 compilation album by The Mutton Birds

Too Hard Basket, subtitled B Sides and Bastards, is a limited release compilation of B-sides and unreleased tracks by the New Zealand band the Mutton Birds. The album was released via the band's website and gig sales.

<i>The Mutton Birds</i> (album) 1992 studio album by The Mutton Birds

The Mutton Birds is the first album by the New Zealand band The Mutton Birds. Released in 1992, it remained on the New Zealand album charts for more than a year and was named Best Album at the 1993 New Zealand Music Awards. It was among the records selected by the author Nick Bollinger for his 2009 book, 100 Essential New Zealand albums.

<i>Salty</i> (album) 1994 studio album by The Mutton Birds

Salty is the second album by the New Zealand rock band The Mutton Birds, released in 1994. Four songs — "The Heater", "Anchor Me", "In My Room" and "Ngaire" — reached the top 20 in the New Zealand singles chart with "The Heater" reaching No.1.

<i>A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas</i> 2008 studio album by Kristin Chenoweth

A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas is the third studio and first Christmas album released by American singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth. Released on October 14, 2008, the album sees Chenoweth collaborating with jazz musician John Pizzarelli on "Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World". Chenoweth stated she had desired to record a Christmas album since signing with Sony Classical in 2000 after being inspired by Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album as a child. The album has peaked at #77 on the Billboard 200 so far, and has become her first album to chart on the Billboard 200.

<i>Nature</i> (The Mutton Birds album) 1995 compilation album by The Mutton Birds

Nature is a compilation album by the New Zealand rock band The Mutton Birds. The album, a selection of songs from the band's first two albums, was released in 1995 in the UK.

<i>Free Range: The Mutton Birds Live 2012</i> 2012 live album by The Mutton Birds

In early 2012 the original line-up of The Mutton Birds reunited after 10 years for a series of concerts in New Zealand. This album 'Free Range – The Mutton Birds Live 2012' is a record of an intimate show at the King's Arms in Auckland.


  1. "Ex Pat Files: Alan Gregg: The little project that turned to Marshmallow". NZ Musician Magazine. December 2002 – January 2003. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. "Alan Gregg". BBC . Retrieved 4 December 2012.