Hi, I'm Mark_Sullivan_Music

Mark_Sullivan_Music

About me: 

Mark​ ​Sullivan​ ​is​ ​a​ ​well​ ​accomplished​ ​singer/songwriter​ ​from​ ​Hitchin,​ ​Hertfordshire​ ​with​ ​a massive​ ​voice​ ​and​ ​an​ ​ear​ ​for​ ​writing​ ​memorable​ ​and​ ​immediately​ ​familiar​ ​sounding​ ​songs. He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​the​ ​loop​ ​pedal​ ​and​ ​expertly​ ​executed​ ​guitar​ ​solo’s​ ​with​ ​string​ ​destroying​ ​showoff​ ​Pieces. After​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​play​ ​guitar​ ​Mark​ ​formed​ ​his​ ​first​ ​band​ ​'Gekko'​ ​at​ ​the​ ​young​ ​age​ ​of​ ​15.​ ​​ ​Gekko​ ​went​ ​on​ ​to​ ​become​ ​one of​ ​the​ ​best,​ ​most​ ​accomplished​ ​local​ ​bands​ ​over​ ​the​ ​next​ ​few​ ​years​ ​playing​ ​shows​ ​at​ ​some​ ​great​ ​venues/festivals including​ ​Dublin​ ​Castle,​ ​Bulldog​ ​Bash​ ​and​ ​Rock​ ​In​ ​The​ ​Park​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​performances​ ​on​ ​local​ ​BBC​ ​Introducing shows.​ ​​ ​When​ ​the​ ​band​ ​split​ ​in​ ​later​ ​years​ ​Mark​ ​continued​ ​to​ ​play​ ​as​ ​frontman​ ​of​ ​'The​ ​Marksman'​ ​acoustic​ ​duo​ ​with percussionist​ ​Clint​ ​Henderson.​ ​​ ​In​ ​January​ ​2013​ ​he​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​pursue​ ​his​ ​dream​ ​of​ ​his​ ​originals​ ​career​ ​as​ ​a​ ​soloist under​ ​management​ ​and​ ​started​ ​performing​ ​solo​ ​as​ ​Mark​ ​Sullivan. With​ ​the​ ​solo​ ​career​ ​starting​ ​well​ ​and​ ​his​ ​fanbase​ ​growing​ ​Mark​ ​was​ ​starting​ ​to​ ​play​ ​some​ ​good​ ​venues​ ​and​ ​getting booked​ ​around​ ​London​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​more,​ ​playing​ ​shows​ ​at​ ​venues​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​12​ ​Bar​ ​Club,​ ​Alleycat​ ​Bar​ ​and​ ​Proud, Camden.​ ​​ ​​ ​In​ ​August​ ​2014​ ​Mark​ ​was​ ​booked​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​at​ ​Osfest,​ ​a​ ​growing​ ​festival​ ​which​ ​now​ ​boasted​ ​a​ ​10.000 attendance​ ​which​ ​marked​ ​the​ ​first​ ​stepping​ ​stone​ ​to​ ​bigger​ ​things.​ ​​ ​With​ ​London​ ​shows​ ​now​ ​a​ ​weekly​ ​thing​ ​Mark​ ​was getting​ ​booked​ ​for​ ​special​ ​events​ ​such​ ​as​ ​venue​ ​launch​ ​nights​ ​in​ ​the​ ​city.​ ​​ ​Off​ ​the​ ​back​ ​of​ ​the​ ​performance​ ​at​ ​Osfest the​ ​start​ ​of​ ​2015​ ​Mark​ ​was​ ​booked​ ​to​ ​play​ ​a​ ​show​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Troubadour,​ ​London​ ​which​ ​in​ ​turn​ ​secured​ ​him​ ​a​ ​small​ ​UK tour​ ​with​ ​London​ ​based​ ​music​ ​agency​ ​Live​ ​and​ ​Loud.​ ​This​ ​made​ ​way​ ​the​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​play​ ​at​ ​some​ ​great​ ​venues around​ ​the​ ​country​ ​including​ ​Elland​ ​Road​ ​Stadium,​ ​Ricoh​ ​Arena,​ ​Bolton​ ​Arena​ ​and​ ​Wembley​ ​Arena​ ​through​ ​the​ ​start of​ ​2015.​ ​​ ​Whilst​ ​on​ ​tour​ ​we​ ​received​ ​confirmation​ ​Mark​ ​had​ ​been​ ​selected​ ​as​ ​a​ ​finalist​ ​for​ ​Government​ ​backed​ ​'Rock The​ ​House'​ ​which​ ​was​ ​a​ ​scheme​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​finding​ ​the​ ​best​ ​emerging​ ​musicians​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​had​ ​to​ ​offer.​ ​​ ​Mark​ ​performed and​ ​won​ ​soloist​ ​category​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Bedford,​ ​London​ ​and​ ​went​ ​on​ ​to​ ​play​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Houses​ ​Of​ ​Parliament​ ​Guest​ ​Rooms, followed​ ​a​ ​few​ ​months​ ​later​ ​with​ ​an​ ​exclusive​ ​VIP​ ​show​ ​at​ ​the​ ​US​ ​Ambassadors​ ​residence​ ​at​ ​Winfield​ ​House, London. This​ ​raised​ ​Mark's​ ​profile​ ​higher​ ​again​ ​and​ ​went​ ​on​ ​in​ ​the​ ​second​ ​half​ ​of​ ​2015​ ​to​ ​play​ ​shows​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Water​ ​Rats, Ronnie​ ​Scotts,​ ​The​ ​Bedford,​ ​Farr​ ​Festival,​ ​Marylebone​ ​Summer​ ​Festival,​ ​Rhythms​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​World​ ​and​ ​also​ ​supporting artist​ ​Kelvin​ ​Jones​ ​several​ ​times​ ​at​ ​shows.​ ​​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​2015​ ​Mark​ ​was​ ​booked​ ​to​ ​play​ ​a​ ​new​ ​night​ ​at​ ​London's​ ​02 Brooklyn​ ​Bowl,​ ​'New​ ​Blood'​ ​which​ ​again​ ​highlighted​ ​the​ ​very​ ​best​ ​emerging​ ​musicians​ ​on​ ​the​ ​scene. Starting​ ​2016​ ​strong​ ​he​ ​was​ ​being​ ​booked​ ​at​ ​some​ ​top​ ​venues​ ​including,​ ​The​ ​Garage,​ ​The​ ​Hard Rock​ ​Cafe​ ​and​ ​Century​ ​Club,​ ​Soho.​ ​​ ​With​ ​his​ ​career​ ​now​ ​progressing​ ​it​ ​was​ ​time​ ​to​ ​start​ ​recording​ ​some​ ​new​ ​music and​ ​after​ ​speaking​ ​with​ ​several​ ​top​ ​producers,​ ​Mark​ ​flew​ ​out​ ​to​ ​America​ ​(NJ)​ ​to​ ​record​ ​the​ ​next​ ​EP​ ​with​ ​grammy nominated​ ​producer​ ​Steve​ ​Greenwell,​ ​and​ ​was​ ​lucky​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​have​ ​some​ ​great​ ​session​ ​players​ ​feature​ ​on​ ​the tracks​ ​including​ ​Jack​ ​Daley​ ​on​ ​bass.​ ​​ ​On​ ​return​ ​from​ ​America​ ​and​ ​the​ ​new​ ​tracks​ ​being​ ​prepared​ ​for​ ​release​ ​Mark was​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​London​ ​TV​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​his​ ​music​ ​and​ ​blossoming​ ​career​ ​which​ ​then​ ​led​ ​to​ ​a​ ​slot​ ​at​ ​the​ ​first​ ​Major festival,​ ​Isle​ ​Of​ ​Wight​ ​2016.​ ​​ ​After​ ​this,​ ​booking​ ​agency​ ​Coallition​ ​Talent​ ​booked​ ​Mark​ ​for​ ​the​ ​well​ ​recognised​ ​Coffee House​ ​Sessions​ ​tour​ ​around​ ​London​ ​and​ ​were​ ​so​ ​impressed​ ​they​ ​booked​ ​Mark​ ​for​ ​two​ ​festivals​ ​following​ ​this,​ ​The Big​ ​Feastival​ ​(20,000)​ ​and​ ​Camper​ ​Calling​ ​(6,000).​ ​​ ​With​ ​a​ ​good​ ​number​ ​of​ ​2017​ ​festivals​ ​lined​ ​up​ ​including Cornbury​ ​Festival,​ ​Meraki​ ​Festival,​ ​Camper​ ​Calling,​ ​Herts​ ​Pride​ ​Festival​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Big​ ​Feastival​ ​another​ ​great​ ​year​ ​is ahead.​ ​​ ​Mark​ ​has​ ​also​ ​recently​ ​supported​ ​July​ ​Jones​ ​at​ ​Notting​ ​Hill​ ​Arts​ ​Club​ ​and​ ​has​ ​now​ ​been​ ​added​ ​to​ ​Inspired Artist​ ​Agency’s​ ​roster​ ​with​ ​a​ ​tour​ ​lined​ ​up​ ​for​ ​October​ ​17’​ ​with​ ​UK,​ ​Nashville​ ​and​ ​Ireland​ ​based​ ​artists. Recently​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​Bucks​ ​New​ ​Uni​ ​to​ ​play​ ​a​ ​Live​ ​session​ ​for​ ​BBC​ ​Introducing​ ​where​ ​he​ ​played​ ​a​ ​3​ ​track​ ​set,​ ​going out​ ​on​ ​BBC​ ​socials​ ​soon,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​first​ ​single​ ​from​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​EP​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​being​ ​pushed​ ​for​ ​national​ ​playlist​ ​and​ ​a brand​ ​new​ ​single​ ​ready​ ​for​ ​next​ ​the​ ​release​ ​schedule​ ​ahead​ ​of​ ​his​ ​tour.

My skills: 

  • folk
  • jazz
  • rock and pop
  • vocal
  • writer

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