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Mark Fry

When 19-year-old Mark Fry recorded his debut album DREAMING WITH ALICE for RCA in Italy in 1971 he never imagined that it would resurface three decades later as a sought-after cult recording, frequently bootlegged and described by Dream magazine as "one of those albums that feels like a secret you can't wait to share".

The 2006 Sunbeam Records reissue of ALICE prompted Mark to return to the studio to record SHOOTING THE MOON, his first album in 36 years. "About as perfect an album as you are likely to hear all year", said Shindig! magazine of SHOOTING THE MOON. The songs it includes, written over many years, reflect Mark's secluded, rural life as a painter and, until recently, a very private musician.

In September 2009 a completely new version of the entire title song of DREAMING WITH ALICE, the fruit of a collaboration with Lemon Jelly adventurer and musical magician Nick Franglen, was released on the A side of a limited edition 7" vinyl. The B side contained the first ever live performance of THE WITCH, recorded at the Million Tongues Festival in Chicago in November 2008.

In 2011, Mark released a third album, I LIVED IN TREES, a collaboration with Dorset-based musicians The A. Lords, which was well received, prompting him to further live performances and recording. A further album, MARK FRY LIVE IN JAPAN, followed a series of sell-out concerts in Tokyo in 2013.

Mark Fry's latest album, SOUTH WIND, CLEAR SKY was released in September 2014. As Folkradio wrote, "he has created a set of songs that examine innocence, loneliness, tranquillity and adventure with a painter’s eye for detail and an enviable compositional skill".