Friday Live: Mark Harrison
There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists in the UK. 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 a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. He takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre.
‘He's kind of reinvented the blues in this country. What a glorious sound he makes’ - Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2
His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as a guest with Cerys Matthews and Anneka Rice, have further added to his growing reputation.
A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. Mark tours extensively. He has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, Bearded Theory, The Great British Folk Festival, Lakefest and Jazz FM Love Supreme and at prestigious venues all over the UK. 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.
‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ - Classic Rock Magazine
'singular lyrics …an original take on song writing' - Blues in Britain