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Mark Harrison Band Mark Harrison Band

Location: Huntingdon Hall
Date:
Thursday 9th April

Time: 7.30pm
Price: £11

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MARK HARRISON (National + 12-string guitars/vocals)
Charles Benfield (double bass)
Ben Welburn (drums/percussion)

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK. His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him and his band (consisting of some of the UK’s top roots musicians) to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes.

Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is an 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, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’, these mark him out even more as a unique artist.

Mark takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. Each song is a snapshot of life or has a story to tell, like a 3-minute film or novel.

Here are a few of the things that have been said about Mark and his music:

‘really excellent … he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them’ (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)
‘totally and absolutely original’ (Mike Harding)
‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ (Classic Rock Magazine)
‘innovative …… if Top Of The Pops was still around, he might well be on it’ (Jazz FM)

'the playing is of the sort of standard that most players take years to fail to achieve…… He is a unique musician, and I really don’t think that there is a musician that can hold a candle to him at this time' (Music News)

http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/

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