OTHER PROJECTS (In alphabetical order)
1998: Willson-Piper produces seven tracks on the album Elvis, Halleluja and Hurrah for Håkan Ahlström, as well as playing on five of them.
ALL ABOUT EVE
Willson-Piper joins English band All About Eve in 1991 where he remains for ten years, recording two studio albums – Touched By Jesus (1991) and Ultraviolet (1992) as well as one electric live album Live And Electric At The Union Chapel (2001) and two acoustic live albums Fairy Light Nights 1 (2000) and Fairy Light Nights 2 (2001).
2015: Willson-Piper guests with Swedish Progressive Rock band Anekdoten, appears on the title track of their album Until All The Ghosts Are Gone, joins the band as a full time member and tours Japan, Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Armenia, Norway and Sweden throughout the following years. Listen to Until All The Ghosts Are Gone here:
Willson-Piper features on Atlantæum Flood’s debut album One Day (2019).
Willson-Piper co-produces the single Blood Red Roses for the band Bell Jar (1987) – [Official Video]
Willson-Piper plays on the Black In Sunshine single (1988) and writes six songs on the Hidden Treasures album (1990) for Swedish singer Ann Carlberger.
Willson-Piper works with David Gedge’s Cinerama on their first album, Va Va Voom (1998), and plays on seven tracks.
Willson-Piper contributes electric and acoustic guitars to Bradley Cole’s album In Our Time.
Willson-Piper contributes the guitar solo to Catherine Wheel singer Rob Dickinson’s single Oceans from Fresh Wine For The Horses (2005).
THE FAIR ISLES
Willow Song (2016)
JAMES GRIFFIN & THE SUBTERRANEANS
Willson-Piper appears on the single (Just like) Surf City by James Griffin and the Subterraneans. The song also appears on the Immigrant Tango EP (1985).
Willson-Piper contributes guitar solos to The Gronks’ Touch The Sun (2008).
Willson-Piper records the duet Beatles And The Stones with Norwegian singer Marte Heggelund for her album Treason (2008). Listen here:
1994: Willson-Piper co-writes The Sensual Hour and Sticks And Stones with Raoul Graf for Australian band The Infidels.
With Jules Shear and Aimee Mann he co-writes the song Could’ve Been Anyone that appears on Mann’s first solo album Whatever (1993). Listen here:
1996/2001: Willson-Piper co-writes the song Battersea for All About Eve singer Julianne Regan’s side project Mice, as well as appearing on the track Miss World and A Dark Place.
Willson-Piper joins forces with multi-instrumentalist Niko Röhlcke of Swedish band Weeping Willows to form MOAT in 2012. Their self-titled debut album is released in 2013. A second album, Poison Stream, will be released through Schoolkids Records in 2020.
Willson-Piper produces Swedish band Moderna Män’s album, Entré (2000).
Willson-Piper forms Noctorum, a studio project with long time friend and top producer Dare Mason, in 2002. Four albums are released – Sparks Lane (2003), Offer The Light (2006), Honey Mink Forever (2011) and The Afterlife (2019).
Willson-Piper co-writes the song Knock Me Out on 4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry’s 1996 solo album In Flight. The song also appears on The Crow: City Of Angels soundtrack and is credited to Perry/Willson-Piper and Jefferson Airplane legend Grace Slick.
Willson-Piper features on the tracks Who Knew the World Would End and All Your Kingdom on Edward Roger’s album Sunday Fables (2004) and again on the follow up You Haven’t Been Where I’ve Been (2008) on the tracks Graveyard Voices and What Happened To Manfred What Happened To Jane. He also plays guitar on the Duncan Brown version of Alfred Bell and bass on Wounded Conversation on Edward Rogers’ album TV Generation (2017), co-writing the track Listen To Me. – [TV Generation Review]
1988/1989: Willson-Piper works with Swedish musician Martin Rössel in Stockholm and plays guitar on My Eyes and Paradiset, as well as co-writing Spegel (“Mirror”), originally written in English as Just A Reflection and Kiss The Moon (1989). Together as Marty and Martin the pair write around twenty songs that remain unreleased to this day.
Willson-Piper joins Australian Punk legends The Saints in 2004, relocating to Amsterdam and playing on the album Nothing Is Straight In My House (2005). He co-writes the song Passing Strange with Chris Bailey and plays over sixty shows throughout Europe and America. – [Album Info]
Willson-Piper plays lead guitar on Scratch‘s 1996 song We Got Fooled Again. The album was recorded at the In Deep Studios Stockholm. Listen here:
Seeing Stars was intended to be All About Eve’s fifth studio album. In early 1993, lead singer Julianne Regan left the band and All About Eve disbanded. The remaining members of the group, including Willson-Piper on guitars and – on this record – lead vocals, continued their work on the album. It was released four years later on the Swedish Border Music label as a limited pressing. In 1999, following the reformation of All About Eve, renewed interest in the band saw a re-release of the album in a limited pressing of 500 copies. Nearly all of them were sold at All About Eve gigs during their Fairy Light Nights period. – [Album Credits]
1989: Charlie Sexton records Willson-Piper’s song I Can’t Cry (later released on Willson-Piper’s album Spirit Level) on his second, self-titled album. Listen here:
1989: Jules Shear’s album The Third Party is being recorded in Stockholm, sole acoustic guitar by Willson-Piper, vocals by Shear.
Brix Smith releases her Happy Unbirthday EP on Strangelove in 1997. The EP is a collaboration with Willson-Piper, who also plays on two of the songs. In 2007 Smith releases her solo LP Neurotica as a digital download – written, performed and recorded in collaboration with Willson-Piper and Dare Mason.
SWEET GUM TREE
When French band Sweet Gum Tree were coming to the end of recording their first album The Snakes You Charm & The Wolves You Tame, Willson-Piper happened to be in France visiting band leader Arno Sojo. Arno invited him to play bass on one of the new songs, Bird Of Passage, a duet with Isobel Campbell. This led to him joining Arno and the band on a series of live dates in England and France as the bass player when the album was released in 2014.
URBAN FOLK COLLECTIVE (UFC)
Willson-Piper co-writes the song Motorcycle with Australian band Urban Folk Collective for their album Black Rabbit (2003). Listen here:
1990: Jay Dee Daugherty and Marty Willson-Piper play on tracks on Tom Verlaine’s album The Wonder, but are both uncredited. Marty appears on Stalingrad and might be on Shimmer. When Marty went into the studio with Tom Verlaine, he already knew Stalingrad as Verlaine was playing it on tour. The other tracks on the album were just backing tracks, unfinished, no vocals or melody. As he’s not credited he’s not positive which songs he features on. Listen to Stalingrad here:
1998: Willson-Piper plays lead guitar on Open Book, a track off The Volares’ album The Night We Taught Ourselves To Sing. The Volares are Bucks Burnett, Paul Averitt & Dare Mason. Listen here:
WHITE ROSE TRANSMISSION
Willson-Piper performs on the tracks Martha’s Harbour and Circle on the White Rose Transmission album Bewitched And Bewildered (2006).
2001 – Willson-Piper records Thirteen from 1 Record (1972) for the Big Star tribute album LunaSea – A Tribute To Big Star. 2005 – Willson-Piper records Fly from Bryter Layter (1970) for the Nick Drake tribute album Jeremy Flies. 2006 – Willson-Piper records Everything Means Nothing To Me from Figure 8 (2000) for the Elliott Smith tribute album Remote Memory. 2006 – Noctorum contribute a cover version of Buffalo Springfield’s song Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing, written by Neil Young in 1966, to the 2006 tribute album Five Way Street. Around 2012 – Willson-Piper is asked to be part of a tribute album to early eighties dark Indie guitar pioneers The Sound. The album fell through, but the song, I Can’t Escape Myself, was still recorded. Both I Can’t Escape Myself and Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing have since been released as part of The Afterdeath EP (2019) by Noctorum. All other songs are available on Bandcamp.