Brinsley Schwarz (musician)

Brinsley Ernst Pieter Schwarz (born 25 March 1947, Woodbridge, Suffolk) is an English guitarist and rock musician. His family's roots are German. He formed a band named Kippington Lodge in 1965, which evolved into the band Brinsley Schwarz. After the band's demise in 1974, Schwarz briefly joined Ducks Deluxe [1] before forming The Rumour and going on to achieve success with Graham Parker as Graham Parker and the Rumour. He continued to record and tour with Parker following the splitting up of The Rumour in 1980, notably contributing to Parker's The Mona Lisa's Sister album (1988).

Brinsley Schwarz
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Background information
Born (1947-03-25) 25 March 1947 (age 73)
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
OriginGerman heritage
GenresRock, new wave, pub rock, soul, rhythm and blues
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, organ, saxophone, vocals
Years active1970s–present
Associated actsThe Rumour, Ducks Deluxe, Brinsley Schwarz

Schwarz also played the saxophone on the band's albums from 1972 onwards and on Dr. Feelgood's 1974 debut album, Down by the Jetty, on the live recording of the medley track, "Bonie Maronie" / "Tequila".

He produced some Brinsley Schwarz and Graham Parker albums.

As of 2012 he was back on tour with Ducks Deluxe, and in 2016 toured with Graham Parker and released his first solo album Unexpected. on which he wrote all the songs, played all guitars and bass and sang all the vocals.[2]


  1. ^ Ducks Deluxe - The Manband Archive Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 13 November 2008
  2. ^ Sleeve notes to the CD Unexpected