Gerald Masters

Gerald Watkiss (Feb. 17, 1955 — Feb. 5, 2007) was an English pianist, songwriter, and singer from Wolverhampton who released the album Purgatory & Paradise on Pye in 1978. He then adopted the moniker Gerald Masters for an eponymous album with accompanying singles on CBS-subsidiary Handshake Records and Tapes in 1981. A second album, Music for a Living Room, followed in select markets on Ariola and MTM Privacy in 1983. That same year, he issued a standalone single on Savoir Faire Records under the moniker Mata.

Prior to working as a solo artist, Watkiss led the art-pop/cabaret trio Flashman, which issued a self-titled album on Pye in 1977.

Albums:

  • Purgatory & Paradise (1978)
  • Gerald Masters (1981 • Gerald Masters)
  • Music for a Living Room (1983 • Gerald Masters)

Singles:

  • “Hold On” / “If the Line Broke on My World” (1978 • Gerald Watkiss)
  • “Johnny Can’t Work Any Faster” / “E.S.P.” (1979 • Gerald Watkiss)
  • “Falling” / “Purgatory + Paradise” (1979 • Gerald Masters)
  • “Poor Little Rich Boy” / “Is It Me?” (1980 • Gerald Masters)
  • “I Love You So Badly” / “Too Many Dreams Were Broken” (1981 • Gerald Masters)
  • “On Your Bikes” / “Don’t Look Now” ‎(1983 • Mata)
  • “In the Movies” / “Every Step That I Take” (1984 • Gerald Masters)

Sources:

  • http://www.geraldmasters.com/

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