Sat 30 Sep 2023

Mark Harrison Band

8pm    Tickets : earlybird £13 / £14 Standard

ACCLAIMED NATIONAL TOURING ARTIST MARK HARRISON BRINGS HIS UNIQUE MUSIC AND BAND back to the globe at hay. Described by BBC Radio 2 as an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by countless audience members and reviewers as ‘uplifting’ and ‘inspirational’, Mark Harrison is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. His highly individual music takes him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the memorable melodic songs but also for his introductions to them, delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’. With a very distinctive guitar style, he takes elements of folk and blues to create something new that is very much his own genre. Constantly touring and multi-awards-nominated, he is widely considered one of the top artists in UK roots music. Mark’s band features the extraordinary musicianship of Charles Benfield (double bass) and Ben Welburn (drums/percussion), who form a unique and acclaimed rhythm section. Mark’s songs are about all manner of non-standard subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics than intrigue and engage, and striking rhythms, they make you smile, think and move.Mark has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Here are a few of the things that have been said about Mark and his music: ·         he takes very real things that happen in life and makes you think afresh about them (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) ·         a bit different and kinda groovy too (Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2)  ·         He's a fantastic musician, he's got a great voice and what a songwriter! What a glorious sound he makes (Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2) ·         Everybody should be talking about Mark Harrison (Classic Rock magazine) ·         charismatic live performances (RnR magazine) ·         totally and absolutely original (Mike Harding)  ·         fresh as morning sunshine and as sharp as a well-honed razor (Folkwords)  ·         great stage presence … innovative …… if Top Of The Pops was still around, he might well be on it’ (Jazz FM)

Book tickets £14.00 8.00pm
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