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MARK T. FOLK & BLUES
Originally from Hereford, but now living near Reading, Mark T. has been playing his unique blend of folk, blues and roots music since the mid eighties, solo and in the company of esoteric collaborators The Brickbats, roots rock band Rootdogs and more recently with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band).
High points have included an Arts Council award for his LP The Room, main stage Saturday night appearances at the Bracknell, Pontardawe and Christchurch festivals as well as sessions for BBC Radio 2 live from their Paris theatre London and Pebble Mill in Birmingham as well as gigs in Denmark, Italy and two tours of France. Also of note was a recent performance in the Salon Noir cave in Niaux, France amongst the 15,000 year old cave paintings.
In January 2018 Mark was the winner in the Best Solo Artist (Male) category of the G.S.M.C. Music Awards.
His new CD ‘From Blues to Rembetika’ has received excellent reviews in all areas of the music press.
Here are some press quotes:
An original voice – The Guardian
‘Fiery bouzouki and neat blues slide, topped by T.’s distinctive, clear, English vocals and a good choice of songs’ From Blues to Rembetika review fRoots.
‘Blues to Rembetika’ is a wonderful testament to his free spirit and joi de vivre’ RnR (RocknReel)
‘From Blues To Rembetika’ is a very interesting album that opens the gate wide to other cultures and gives you the feeling that blues and roots music are indeed captured from one big barrel’. Rootstime (Belgium)
Mark’s approach to the blues is pretty authentic – that’s a National Triolian on the cover – but I’m not expert enough to judge his Rembetika. I just know I enjoy it. Dai Jeffries, Folking.com
Congratulations to Mark T winner of this year’s Best Male Solo Artist at the GSMC Music Awards, Mark is an amazing talent who wowed our crowds in 2017 and again on the Awards Night itself, a fantastic musician and songwriter it was an honour to him perform for us. Graham Steele
Why haven’t I heard of you before? Reg Presley (Troggs)
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