Gig details

Friday 30th November 2018

Start time: 8.30pm

Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) + Wheels + Mark Harris

Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) weblinkweblink



Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan, before temporarily disbanding in 2011.




 




After releasing his first solo album 'Memory Muscle' in 2008, Mark banded together The Mummys and hit the road. He spent the best part of that year touring Memory Muscle while The Bluetones took a short sabbatical, often with his bandmates in tow, either sharing touring duties or joining him in the studio for the odd overdub.




 




After returning to The Bluetones to record their 'A New Athens' swan song, Mark re-focussed his attention on his solo career. In 2013 he recorded 'A Flash of Darkness', raising the recording funds via a successful Pledge Music campaign. The album was then given a general release by Acid Jazz Records the following year, whilst Mark continued to tour both as a solo acoustic artist and with an ever changing line up behind him. The various members of The Magical Sex Band.




 




In the summer of 2015 Mark recorded and released 'The Taste of Mark Morriss' for Acid Jazz. Intended as a companion to 'A Flash of Darkness', the album comprised a collection of cover versions of songs that had informed the writing of it's predecessor.




 




At the same time as producing and touring his own solo material, Mark has produced Theme and Chapter music for the audio versions of David Walliams' successful series of children's books, from 'The Boy in the Dress' right through to his latest, 'The Midnight Gang', all released on Harper Collins.




 




Since 2013 Mark has also been a member of Acid Jazz labelmate Matt Berry's touring band The Maypoles. When in 2015 The Bluetones announced that they would be returning to play a series of anniversary shows it started to look like there was never going to be time to start work on solo record #4, but December 2016 a new Pledge Music campaign was launched to raise a budget to do just that. Titled 'Look Up', and with an April release in mind it looks like 2017 is going to be another busy year.




 

Wheels weblink

Folk/indie from Gillingham/Canterbury-based band mixing many different styles of music. Sometimes lively and danceable, sometimes hauntingly melodic. Featurin Rew Oates, Neil Sullivan and Didi Bergman.

Mark Harris

Singer/songwriter with an Indie/Britpop feel.

Gigs for November 2018      
Fri 2nd Nov King Size Slim
Sun 4th Nov Pub Quiz Night
Wed 7th Nov Open Mic At The Ship
Fri 9th Nov The Len Price 3 + support
Sun 11th Nov Pub Quiz Night
Sat 17th Nov Lodestone (classic rock)
Sun 18th Nov Pub Quiz Night
Wed 21st Nov Comedy Night with the Wobbly Dinosaur Comedy Project "Comedy Roast" battle special!
Sun 25th Nov Pub Quiz Night
Tue 27th Nov "Unlocking the secrets of Forensic Entemology" - a presentation by Dr Samantha Pickles
Fri 30th Nov Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) + Wheels + Mark Harris