Created in 1983 by BrownMark, MAZARATI was the first act to be signed to Paisley
Park/Warner Bros. Records. They soon released their self-titled album, “MAZARATI 1”,
produced by BrownMark, and David Rivkin. From this album came the group’s first
single, “Player’s Ball” followed by “100 MPH”, which rose to #19 on the Billboard charts.
Following the release of their first album, MAZARATI toured with a number of well-known
artists, including Sheila E., New Edition, George Duke, LL Cool J, Molly Hatchet, Alexander
O’Neil, Tamara and the Scene, Jermaine Jackson, Jesse Johnson, and many more.
After the success of their first album, and because of the groups emerging international
reputation as high-energy performers, MAZARATI agreed to record their second album for
Motown Records. For “MAZARATI 2”, Brown co-wrote the album with Michael Sambello (Flashdance), Bernadette Cooper (KLYMAXX), and members of TOTO, who
also wrote songs for the project.
When Tony and Marvin went on to work with Paula Abdul on her albums, “Forever Your Girl” and
“Head Over Heels”, MAZARATI recruited a new line up of talented musicians, including Sir Terry
Casey, Craig “Screamer” Powell, “G Sharp”, Jerome “Romeo” Woodson, Kevin “Kal”
Patrick, Morris Hayes, Lenny Homes, and Dan Satterberg. The group released their first single “Woman Thang”.
MAZARATI has scored over 300 performances from Texas to DC, from Boston to San Francisco,
and from Thunder Bay to Puerto Rico. Members have worked with a stellar list of
artists including Paula Abdul, Dr. Fink, The Time, Jimmy Ray Vaughan, Macel Parker, Stevie
Wonder, Prince, BrownMark and more.
MAZARATI’s live performances have been described as “high energy funk meets hard hitting
rock”. Their shows have garnered them a world-wide fan base eager to re-live the thrills and
excitement that the group exudes and the high energy funk that made them legendary.