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Blues, Roots & Rembetika
on Bouzouki, National steel guitar and harmonica.

Available solo and with Iqbal Pathan on tablas and darabuka.

 

Arts Council Award Winner

Year of the Artist Award Winner

GSMC Live Artist of the Year

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ABOUT MARK T. - Blues, Folk & Roots 
On National Steel Guitar, Bouzouki & Harmonica

Originally from Hereford, but now living near Reading, Mark T. has been playing his unique blend of blues, folk and roots music since the mid eighties, solo and in the company of

esoteric collaborators The Brickbats,  roots rock band Rootdogs,

with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band) and, most recently, with Irish band Bouzouki Bellows!

High points have included 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. He regularly gigs in Denmark, played in Italy and, with Paul Hancock, has toured Brittany twice.

Mark's 2024-2025 set will feature a cross section of the music he has recorded since his 1983

debut 'What's It All About?' mixing Blues, English and Celtic folk music with Greek Rembetika.

 

For live dates visit the news page.

QUOTES:

‘Mark T. has his own unique way of presenting original music

that spans English Folk, American Blues and Greek Rembetika, and it’s very cool!

Mark is a fine singer and guitarist with his own style which shines through,

especially when he sings and plays slide on his National guitar’- Michael Messer 

The brand new album (Blues at Zero) may be an early contender

for one of the best albums of the year - 

Andy Nagy, Black Jack Davy Radio Show, WBRS, Waltham, USA

Tonight's set included the excellent Sean McDonagh song 'Green Brooms'.

Mark's rendition of St. James Infirmary was wonderful.

He concluded with a poignant 'Wish I Was in Heaven, Sittin' Down' - Brian Harrington, NWN

A unique release. Different, daring and hugely enjoyable -

Norman Darwen on Blues at Zero in BluesNews (Norway)

Here's a truly eclectic roots release of the highest order from a multi-talented man with a pertinent pedigree, such is the wonderful mix of styles. - John Bottomley, Blues in Britain, (Blues at Zero)

'Blues at Zero' is an extremely varied and enjoyable product and a great way to discover a considerable talent. Massimo Ferro, Blogfoolk, Italy

 

Mark’s talent for both composing and finding melodies of tear-jerking quality linger long after the disc is over ****– Alan Clayson RnR

Mark T. has carved out a distinctive niche for himself in the UK music scene. His latest album is enjoyable and very, very listenable – Kwartalnik Blues, Poland.

An original voice - The Guardian

 

Why haven't I heard of you before? - Reg Presley (Troggs)

 

I enjoyed the blues, but I must confess I liked the Rembetika even more.

- Gail Holst author of  ‘Road to Rembetika’

CONTACT MARK T.   circleofsound28@gmail.com

 

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