Mark Harrison with Charlie Benfield
Mark Harrison has established a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, is reflected in his recently released fifth album,’ Turpentine.’
Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His songs will move you, make you think and make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce new music relevant to today.
‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists …. totally and absolutely original’ Mike Harding
‘'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
wonderful rootsy blues ….. innovative’ Jazz FM
‘singular lyrics …an original take on song writing’ Blues in Britain
‘Mark Harrison has been creating something of a stir …. bringing a modern outlook to a traditional style, he is building a loyal and wide fan base.’ Blues Matters
‘while all the songs feel as though they could be rooted in the past they are contemporary and spark of truth’ Music News
‘songs that are as unique as they are original’ bluesblues
Charles Benfield is a brilliant and much admired double bass player, with fine vocals and the lynchpin of the duo. He produced, mixed and mastered the first three albums by the Mark Harrison Band.