Sat, 21 Aug|
MARK HARRISON (National + 12-string guitars/vocals) Charles Benfield (double bass) Ben Welburn (drums/percussion)
Time & Location
21 Aug 2021, 19:00
Upstairs@TheGather, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator CA23, UK
About the Event
There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely
considered one of the most original and interesting artists around.
His highly individual, all-original music has taken him and his band to
some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim
wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on
Cerys Matthews’s show and on the Pick Of The Week show, have
further added to his growing reputation.
Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you
think afresh’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning
guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark’s live shows are well-known
not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations
of the songs, delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and
Mark is a songster, and his songs cover all manner of non-standard
subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics than intrigue and engage, and
striking rhythms, they make you smile, think and move.
A thrilling, rhythmic, &nger-picker and slide player, with a very
distinctive style, Mark tours extensively with the band. He 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. 2021 sees the release of Mark’s much awaited new album, THE
ROAD TO LIBERTY.
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