MARK HARRISON TRIO – RYE JAZZ FESTIVAL
There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison who 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 the band 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 on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s 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’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller.
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. He 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.