Mark is a new and thrilling talent – a blues balladeer (acoustic guitarist & singer/songwriter) with a difference...in that he does it all with one arm!
Voted Best Support Artist 2010 at the Guildford Music Awards 2010, this English Blues balladeer has been performing at numerous gigs & festivals in South England and internationally in Romania, Ukraine and Kosovo. Writing his own exciting & infectious blues songs and ballads he has had his songs featured in films such as 'World without Waves' and broadcast on the BBC World Service.
There is an honesty and naturalness which shine from his songs and their performance.
Internationally, Mark has enjoyed touring both Romania & Kosovo. In Feb 2012 he played a number of venues in Bucharest, Romania & was interviewed on local radio stations. In June 2012 he had his Kosovo 'tour' where he performed for the second year running in Pristina and at the FLO Festival in Orllan - for which he also wrote & produced an original score for the Festival promo which was broadcast on Kosovan TV & radio stations. He has also had songs broadcast and was interviewed on BBC radio stations in Albania & the Ukraine.
Mark has just released 2 quite different original Christmas songs - 'Christmas is Everywhere' and 'Christmas Blues' - on iTunes & Amazon and is about to release his new album 'In from the Cold' - a collection of self-penned, self-produced blues, ballads and pop songs. (Album cover artwork courtesy of Mike Boatwright).
REVIEWS: ...... "A great Blues player....smokey voice that mixes Billy Corgan and Kurt Cobain, a smooth sound and a song called Pepperoni Girl" - (Andy Vale from Farenheit 55, Guildford).
"Great guitar virtuoso who could shame even the most accomplished guitar players with just one arm!" - (David Durant from Brooklands Radio).
“I’m always impressed by any guitar player but to do so with this disability is astonishing!” – (Stella Wiseman, Farnham Herald 2012).