Site Info and Updates

12th January 2009 - minor site tidy
Decided to reoganise the gallery area after Neil R kindly sent me a few scan - thanks again :)
7th December 2006 - Sad News.

Former Mega City Four singer Darren "Wiz" Brown died from a blood clot on the brain on December 6, 2006.

He was taken ill at a rehearsal earlier in the week and died Wednesday afternoon at St Georges Hospital, Tooting, South London.

Wiz, 44, was living and working in Farnborough, Hants. He had just finished writing material for an album for his current band Ipanema and returned from a successful tour in America.

With his guitarist brother Danny, bassist Gerry Bryant and drummer Chris Jones, the band released 6 studio albums between 1989 and 1996 and achieved success as a live touring band travelling the world.

Donations in memory of Wiz:
If you would like to give something in memory of Wiz in lieu of flowers, the family have chosen two charities that Wiz would have liked donations to go to. Please send your donations with a cover note saying these donations are for Darren 'Wiz' Brown to either:
International Fund for Animal Welfare
87-90 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UD Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice
Waverley Lane
Farnham Surrey GU9 8BL
If you are a UK tax payer, please state this on the cover note as the charities can apply for Gift Aid.

Wiz was registered on the NHS Organ Donation register.
If you would like to do the same, please follow this link:

Click here to visit the condolences page to leave your thoughts and memories.
8th Jan 05 - over ten years online! I've been going through the sute tidying it up and although it's moved hosts a few times, it now appears I've had this online for just over ten years, blimey! The sad thing is, my HTML skills haven't got that much better since I started :) Anyway, onto the next ten years.... !
18 November 2002 - gah! where does the time go? ok, the wallpaper section (see the discography) is nearly done, i now have some pics of Ipanema too (Wiz's new band, yup - info to come ...)
The serpico site is now 'down' due to the band splitting up / disbanding but still has contact details for the band.
22 April 2002 - oops, over a year without any updates ... well, i've spruced up the site somewhat, added some new pics of wiz's new band since Serpico, re-done the discography, added loads of wallpaper pics for your pc or mac, hopefully i can be a bit more active and update the site a touch more often too ...
20 Feb 2001 - removed frames from site: not very interesting I know, but hey, it was about time ...
12 April 2000 - April Gigs Announced: see new gigs page
3 March 2000 - More Live Pics: pics from the Bristol March 3rd gig are now available in the gallery
22 February 2000 - More March Gigs Added: see the gigs page
12 October 1999: Official Site Opens
Yup, it's true, there is now an Official Serpico web site. You can find it at:
The content so far includes Real Audio versions of the demo tape and more detailed info on the band. Looks good so far.
30 September 1999: Another Serpico date announced in Exeter, plus an Official Serpico site due to appear soon. As ever, more info at the end of this link
10 September 1999: More tour dates announced for September and October - gigs at Oxford, Bristol and London. More info here
2 July 1999: More tour dates announced for August and September. More info here
25 May 1999: Mini Review of the last gig and more tour dates More info
2 April 1999: New Tour date: Aldershot West-End center on 7th May, a few more details
8 March 1999: Received another mail from Liesbeth with more up to date details on Wiz's new band 'Serpico'
Click here for more details.

More info has been added courtesy of a Dutch Fan called Liesbeth:

As of this year, the Mega's are no more having split after 10 years.Full details here

Mega City Four released a new single 'Skidding' on 25th September '95 on their new label 'Fire' records.
It comes as a limited edition 7" single of which only 1000 are produced and a three track CD single.

Since this single there have been two more singles released on Fire Records - They are:

  • Superstar b/w Lazergaze
And the current single (14 Feb 1996)
  • Android Dreams b/w St Catherine's

Mega City Four's New album, Soulscraper has now been released in England - The lyrics are here.

Fire Records can be contacted at :

  • Fire Records Fire Records logo
  • N16 7BP

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