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Name  Martin Briley
Role  Singer
Music group  Greenslade

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Albums  One Night with a Stranger, Fear of the Unknown, Bedside Manners Are Extra, Spyglass Guest, Dangerous Moments
Similar People  Dave Lawson, Dave Greenslade, Tony Reeves, Ric Wake

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Martin Briley (born 1949 in London, England) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist.


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He has recorded with and written for a variety of well-known musicians, as well as releasing several solo albums.

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Beginnings and early bands

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Briley began playing and writing music when he was ten years old. Arthur Brown was his current events teacher.

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At the age of seventeen, he and his band "Mandrake Paddle Steamer" (later shortened to Mandrake) signed their first record deal with Parlophone/EMI, and subsequently recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. However, the group's published output during their lifetime was limited to two singles, one of which was released only in Sweden.

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Briley was later signed to George Martin's AIR group of companies and went on to become an important part of the London studio scene as an arranger, vocalist and sought-after session guitarist. He also had a brief stint with the British progressive rock band Greenslade.

Session work in America

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Briley moved to New York, where he found work as a touring and session musician for numerous artists, including Meat Loaf, Julian Lennon, Bonnie Tyler, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lulu, Mick Jones, Donna Summer, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, The Hollies, Tom Jones and Albert Hammond.

Solo work

Briley signed a deal with Mercury Records as a solo artist in the early 1980s, going on to release three albums under his own name. His single "The Salt in My Tears" went into heavy rotation on MTV and reached No. 36 on the Hot 100 on 30 July 1983, earning him a reputation as a one-hit wonder, although his follow-up single, "Put Your Hands on the Screen" did also crack the Hot 100.


Briley has received orchestral commissions, and has written songs for such artists as CĂ©line Dion, *NSYNC, Dream, Michael Bolton, Mietta, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar, Jessica Andrews, Five Star, Jeff Healey, Rebecca St. James, Nana Mouskouri, Willie Nile, Gregg Allman, Night Ranger, David Hasselhoff, Patrick Swayze, Michael Monroe, Chastity Bono, Peter Tork, Nikki Webster, Hope Partlow, Natascha Sohl, Ballas Hough, Phil Stacey, Orianthi, The Maine and Barry Manilow.

Personal life

Briley lives in New York City with his wife, Dana Calitri, and has two daughters, Vanessa and Olivia.


  • Fear of the Unknown (1981)
  • One Night with a Stranger (1983) ( includes the hit single "The Salt in My Tears" )
  • Dangerous Moments (1985)
  • The Mercury Years (2005)
  • It Comes in Waves (2006)
  • Iceberg Shrinking (2011)
  • References

    Martin Briley Wikipedia