MARY JANE – the line ups!

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For those of you confused by the history of our illustrious band, here’s a concise record of the ever changing faces appearing in the band over the years, and the recordings they appear (or don’t appear!) on…

Note: main members listed by principal instrument only. Where main members have continued to subsequent line ups, their principal instrument is not repeated. Abbreviations: v: vocals, g: guitars, b: bass, f: fiddle, d: drums, w: woodwind.

She Moved Thro' the Fair EP (released 1995):

Mary Jane 1 (1993-1994):

  • Jo Quinn (v) and (w)
  • Paul Alan Taylor (g)
  • Geoff Newitt (b)
  • Pete Milne (f)
  • Nick Beresford-Davies (d),

Hazy Days (released 1996):

Mary Jane 2 (1994-1995):

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Martin Griffin (b)
  • Pete Milne
  • Nick Beresford-Davies

Isle of Wight EP (released 1997):

Mary Jane 3 (1995-2000):

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Martin Griffin
  • Nick Beresford-Davies*
  • [*Emily Tooke (percussion) guested live in place of Nick during 1998 but did not appear on any recording]

Gates of Silent Memory (released 1999):

Mary Jane 3

    plus guests:
  • Chris Lilley (fiddle, viola)
  • Gail Holliman (vocals)
  • Pete Jardine (bodhran)

Tacit (released 2001):

Mary Jane 3

    plus guests:
  • James Carey (rhythm guitar)
  • Andrew Pigeon (percussion)
  • Chris Lilley (fiddle)

To the Prettiest One (released 2002):

Mary Jane 3

    plus guests:
  • Gillie Leach* (fiddle)
  • James Carey (rhythm guitar, vocals)
  • Isabelle Lydon (vocals)
  • Andrew Pidgeon (percussion)
  • Steve Bayley (bass)
  • Pete Jardine (bass)
  • [*later married and changed surname to Hotston]

No recordings released:

Mary Jane 4 (2000-2003):

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Gillie Hotston (f)
  • Andrew Pidgeon (d)
  • Steve Bayley (b)

Mary Jane 5 (2003-2004):,

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Gillie Hotston
  • Ray Norwood* (d)
  • Cliff Eastabrook (b)
  • [*Jean-Lou Dorne (percussion) guested in 2004 after Ray’s departure]

Mary Jane 6 (2004-2006):

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Gillie Hotston
  • Steve Barker (d)
  • Cliff Eastabrook

Eve (released 2010)

Mary Jane 7 (2006-):

  • Jo Quinn
  • Paul Alan Taylor
  • Gillie Hotston
  • Steve Barker
  • Jon Hawkes (b)

  • plus guests:
  • Maggie Hawkes (vocals)
  • Lucy Rutherford (vocals)
  • Jamie Caswell (fiddle)
  • Serena Smith (fiddle)