Mark Mathews

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Folk Indiepop Britpop Rock
Mark Mathews - Singer/Songwriter Folk Indiepop Britpop Rock Live Act in London

Mark Mathews Short Info

Mark Mathews is a London based singer-songwriter who has been played on BBC Introducing, voted one of the best artists in London by readers of the Metro newspaper, awarded first place in the Indie International Songwriting competition and nominated for 2 Indy Music Awards for best live act. His relentless gigging, touring and busking has taken him around the world, literally and when he is not touring, his London Underground busking license has taken him around the circle line. Equally literally.

"Full of melody that would make a wolverine purr" - Intamission Music

Mark is Spanish from his Mum's side and Northern Irish from his Dad's side. The family tree in Belfast hung heavy with stories of death and guns, so Mark's Dad, a working actor, took the family to settle in the East End of London. The 'usual poor Eastender stuff' transpired before relocating 30 miles down the road to Maidsone in Kent. But the East End was never far away with them rmoving into a house next to Maidstone Prison, with east end stalwarts, Reggie Kray and Bruce Reynolds as residents.

A freebie tape titled 'Sixties Mania' that came with a box of kellogs cereal opened his mind to classic British Pop writing. The discovery of Sgt Peppers in his Mum's vinyl collection and the arrival of Oasis followed. The former was on constant repeat for a year. The latter encouraged Mark to pick up a guitar and write songs. The culmination of these three events was the catalyst to Mark escaping the shadow of the Trebor Mint factory in his small hometown in search of an alternative life. He 'bought the ticket, to take the ride'.

"Mark writes good tuneful songs...and the live set added even more energy to his catchy songs"- Art Rocker

Influenced by The Beatles and The Kinks as well as American greats like The Band and Ryan Adams, Mark fuses great story telling with an undeniable knack for a hooky chorus to create catchy indie pop with a raw folk edge.

"Mark Mathews' refreshing blend of funk, indie and rock n roll makes him a dangerous talent" - Hybrid Lab

Mark performs his material solo and also with a full band named 'Mark Mathews' Late Night Players'. He has performed with Andy Fairweather-Low, Frank Turner, Nigel Clarke (Dodgy) Luke Toms, The Draytones and Dan Le Sac, headlined at the Camden Barfly, O2 Islington Academy and had numerous stage invasions from excited fans. He's had a residency in India, held headlining slots in Australia and New Zealand and performed in the home of Rock n Roll, the deep south of America.

"I'm blown away" - Glenn Lawrence, Croydon Radio

In between tours Mark busks. On one occassion, along the central line, he had such a large, enraptured audience that staff had to be called to work as crowd control and whilst in Covent Garden Comedian, Lenny Henry dropped him a large wad of cash and some very supportive words that fed the soul and fuelled the engine.

Mark continues to record and release music, so far having 4 EP's and 3 singles out to buy worldwide and is currently working on an album due for release in March 2016.

"Putting it simply, Mark Mathews is one to look out for in the near future and beyond" - MIG Promotions

Mark Mathews is a London based singer-songwriter who has been played on BBC Introducing, voted one of the best artists in London by readers of the Metro newspaper, awarded first place in the Indie International Songwriting competition and nominated for 2 Indy Music Awards for best live act. His relentless gigging, touring and busking has taken him around the world, literally and when he is not touring, his London Underground busking license has taken him around the circle line. Equally literally.

"Full of melody that would make a wolverine purr" - Intamission Music

Mark is Spanish from his Mum's side and Northern Irish from his Dad's si...

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Past Gigs Mark Mathews

  • 08 | 2016 London The Hideaway
  • 08 | 2016 Sheffield Dronfest
  • 08 | 2016 Sheffield JD's Music Lounge
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff Club Gwdihw
  • 07 | 2016 Wantage Race to the Stones Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Petersfield Race to the Kings Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Leicester Natterjacks
  • 05 | 2016 Lowestoft The Waverley
  • 05 | 2016 London Dublin Castle
  • 05 | 2016 London Acklam Village
  • 05 | 2016 Ascot Dulux London Revolution Festival
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 05 | 2016 London Songwriters Circle (Folk Club)
  • 04 | 2016 London Nambucca
  • 03 | 2016 London Devonshire
  • 03 | 2016 London The Chequers
  • 02 | 2016 London Devonshire
  • 02 | 2016 London The Finsbury
  • 02 | 2016 London Luna Lounge
  • 02 | 2016 London The Chequers
  • 01 | 2016 London Devonshire
  • 01 | 2016 London Engine Rooms
  • 01 | 2016 London OMT Rugby Club
  • 12 | 2015 Dronfield JD's Music Lounge
  • 10 | 2015 Maidstone The Rafters
  • 10 | 2015 London 3 Peaks Challenge
  • 10 | 2015 Windsor Vodafone Triathlon Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Nottingham Vodafone Triathlon Festival
  • 09 | 2015 London Old Merchant Taylors Club
  • 09 | 2015 Essex Asylum Club
  • 08 | 2015 Coulsdon Air Balloon Festival
  • 08 | 2015 London Slaughtered Lamb
  • 08 | 2015 London The Village
  • 08 | 2015 Dronfield Dronfest
  • 08 | 2015 Camden Lock 17
  • 08 | 2015 Essex Asylum Club
  • 08 | 2015 London Big Chill Bar
  • 08 | 2015 Derby JD's Bar
  • 07 | 2015 Berkshire Race to the Stones festival
  • 05 | 2015 London Camden Rocks Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Ascot MITRE Festival
  • 05 | 2015 London Paper Dress Vintage
  • 04 | 2015 London The King William
  • 04 | 2015 London Acoustic Sessions
  • 06 | 2014 London International Music Day
  • 05 | 2014 London HogRoast (The Animal Farm Label Showcase)
  • 05 | 2014 Ascot Race Course
  • 05 | 2014 Hackney, London The Bohemia

Discography Mark Mathews

  • 2016 The Raging Sea Album | Colossal Records
  • 2015 Misspent Future EP | Colossal Records
  • 2014 Someone Single | Colossal Records
  • 2014 The Girl Single | The Animal Farm
  • 2014 London Lives Single | The Animal Farm
  • 2012 Moments and Movements EP |
  • 2008 A Flash in the Pan EP |
  • 2006 Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride EP |

Media

  • Video Official: Mark Mathews - Bl...
  • Sound Hard Foot Blues
  • Video The Girl (Official)
  • Sound Flaked Out
  • Video London Lives
  • Video Mark Mathews - Someone (Off...
  • Video ERTV//Mark Mathews - Black ...
  • Sound Thank You
  • Video Mark Mathews & The One Ts -...

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Origin

  • London GB

Members

  • Mark Mathews Guitar/Vocals
  • Chris Spore Bass/BV's
  • James Grant Drums