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 attracting a fan base..
They’ll move you, make you think, make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce something new and relevant to today.
Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His band consists of some of the UK’s top roots musicians, and with them he has recently released his fifth album, Turpentine. It has been unanimously praised by influential and knowledgeable figures across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews.
Mark Harrison słynie z reputacji tworzenia unikalnych utworὀw opartych na podstawie stylu wczenego blusa i folku z nowoczesnymi akcentami. Jego wysoce indywidualna muzyka z niezapomnianymi melodiami , uderzającymi tekstami i silnymi rytmami przyciąga wiernych fanὀw.
Laine Hines is widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic pre-war acoustic blues. He is regularly described as ‘captivating’ and ‘spellbinding’. With his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities of the era, his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta, and a highly individual guitar technique.
‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists …. totally and absolutely original’ (Mike Harding)
‘wonderful rootsy blues ….. innovative’ (Jazz FM)
‘singular lyrics …an original take on song writing’ (Blues in Britain)
‘rich and charming songs …. gasp-inducing virtuosity …. superb ideas’ (The Blues Magazine)
‘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)
‘With his gifted finger-picking and slide guitar techniques, Harrison has developed a distinctive style, supported by a group of versatile musicians’ (R2 magazine)
‘songs that are as unique as they are original’ (bluesblues)
Laine Hines jest powszechnie uważany za najlepszego i najbardziej oryginalnego artystȩ grającego przedwojennego bluesa. Czȩsto siȩ o nim mὀwi jako o osobie ‘wciagającej i urzekającej’. Z własnym charakterystycznym zbiorem utworὀw klasycznych jego wystȩpy posiadają niepowtarzalny styl wokalny przypominający Mississippi Delta i wysoce indywidualną technike gitarowa.