John Goodsall

John Goodsall

John Goodsall is a jazz fusion guitarist most noted for his work with the jazz-rock band Brand X. He also started a more rock-oriented side project, Fire Merchants, with Doug Lunn and Chester Thompson, in 1989. [IMG][/IMG]

Goodsall began playing guitar at age 7. At 15, he became a professional musician and joined Carol Grimes' Babylon, with members of Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Juicy Lucy and Jon Hiseman's Colosseum. He then toured extensively, first with The Alan Bown Set, then (as "Johnny Mandala") with Atomic Rooster.

After Brand X's 1979 world tour (the last with Phil Collins), Goodsall moved to Los Angeles and worked as a session musician. He worked with artists including Bill Bruford, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Toni Basil, Mark Isham, and released two albums with his solo band Fire Merchants, before reforming with Brand X and recording "X-communication" and "Manifest Destiny". On May 26,1992 his daughter Natasha Gala Marina Kaneda-Goodsall was born in Burbank,Ca with a gift for music thanks to her father.

John Goodsall: [Guitars,Midi Guitar] Performed live and-or recorded with Sandoz, Argent, Atomic Rooster, Toni Basil, The Alan Bown Set, Brand X, Carol Grimes' Babylon, Celebrity Skin, Ava Cherry, Eric Clapton, Mike Clark, Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, Lisa Dal Bello, Desmond Dekker and The Aces, Paul Delph, Mick Fleetwood, The Fire Merchants, Flea, Andy Fraser, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol, John Kay, Liquid Junior, Gaspar Lawal, Karen Lawrence (Blue By Nature),Tamiya Lynn, Melissa Manchester, John Martyn, Junior Marvin, Bette Midler, Patrick Moraz, Billy Preston, Roscoe Gee, Chester Thompson, Alphonso Johnson, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer,Paulinho Da Costa, Bryan Addams, Mike Rutherford, Anthony Phillips, Eddie Howell, Nona Hendrix, Sylvia St. James, Jack Lancaster, Mark Isham, Kevin Gilbert, King Sunny Ade's African Beats, Loughty Amao, Simon Phillips, Jamie Sherriff, Terry Reid, Jimmie Spheris, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales, Katey Sagal, Jimmie Woods, Blue Thunder w/Paul Williams, Tunnels, Turneround, The Reactors, Mike Linden & Eric Rigler(of Bad Haggis), Micheal Des Barres, Bill Bruford, Cheryl Ladd, Lee Ving, X-Ray Spex . . .


Brand X


* "Unorthodox Behaviour" (1976)
* "Moroccan Roll" (1977)
* "Masques" (1978)
* "Product" (1979)
* "Do They Hurt?" (1980)
* "Is There Anything About?" (1982)
* "Xcommunication" (1992)
* "Manifest Destiny" (1997)
* "Missing Period" (1998)


* "Livestock" (1977)
* "Live at the Roxy LA" (1979, released 1995)


* "X-Trax" (1986)
* "" (1997)
* "" (1999), compilation including side projects
* "Timeline" (2000)
* "Trilogy" (2003)
* "" (2003)

Fire Merchants

* "Fire Merchants" (1989)
* "Landlords of Atlantis" (1994)

Long Beach Mercenaries

* "Greasy Fingers" (2000)


External links

* [ All Music Guide: Brand X Discography]
* [ Brand X: The Annotated Discography]
* [ Artist biography from Buckyball Records]
* [ John Goodsall on Myspace Music]

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