1 August 2012

Mark Morriss - new album and Edinburgh Fringe Festival gig

Mark Morriss

Mark Morriss - new album and Edinburgh Fringe Festival gig

13th August, Playhard and  Bandwagon proudly presents Mark Morriss, Letters and special guests. 
This is the closing party – from 7pm - of the first StageTime music conference by BandWagon,  Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh

£5 advance tickets @playhardgigs 

Gentleman of pop Mark Morriss, famously made his name fronting The Bluetones. After fourteen top ten singles, three top ten albums and worldwide success - they played a farewell tour last autumn to thousands of loyal fans. Mark follows his debut solo album, ‘Memory Muscle’, a new album recorded with Ed Sheeran producer, Gordon Mills. The classic sound of ‘Low Company’ at is on form and pledges for the new album have passed 80% in the first day where there is a message (and gorgeous, personal video). A consummate live entertainer, Mark is naturally blessed with both charm and style. He mixes solo material with Bluetones favourites to really please a crowd. Playhard LUVZ Mark, who is back by very popular demand. Get set for an intimate evening with a lot of both charm and style.

Edinburgh is home to one of the UK’s most exciting new bands, LETTERS who recently released their EP ‘Older Motion Pictures’ - four songs depicting Letters' sonic progression and throbbing dark cello pop sound. "I'm loving it!" Steve Lamacq Their recent single, 'The Halfway House' was played on BBC Radio 1 Session in Scotland as well as winning approval of Artrocker, CMU, The Scotsman Newspaper, Jim Gellatly and Vic Galloway. Its early days but Letters have magnetised enough attention already to earn slots at Rockness and Wickerman Festivals. "Dark, atmospheric, with some epic-sounding drums washing over the end." (Drowned In Sound).

"If you wanna go to the best gig in the UK, it’s PLAYHARD" (GotSeen TV). Events that mix great music, buzz multi media and a crowd high in artists, media and industry. "Playhard gives the opportunity for new bands to become successful and meet new people". (Jon Brookes, The Charlatans)

“This mega handy site aims to take gig bookings into the future” (NME) In their first year of existence, the fast growing gig “speed dating” site, BandWagon have announced their partnership with CMU (who publish the national music industry’s daily news letter, as well as Edinburgh Fringe’s main media; Three Weeks).

Together they present StageTime: The Art of Live Performance , music convention and training event on August 11th / 12th for bands, musicians, managers and solo artists interested in learning more about the art of live performance. On 13th and 14th, BandWagon and Playhard stage gigs at SpaceCabaret.

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