Mark Simpson

Live Act Alternative Folk Pop Indie
Mark Simpson - Alternative Folk Pop Indie Live Act in Manchester

Mark Simpson Short Info

Mark Simpson is a singer songwriter from Manchester. He sings in a soul/gospel style, and performs contemporary music on guitar. He has been performing in a band, The Happy Soul, for the past 3 years. This band has now grown into a 4-piece Soul/Pop Vocal group, for which Mark composes and arranges the music. Mark has been a major feature of the Manchester music scene as a solo performer for over a decade. Influenced by big voiced singers like Sam Cooke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Otis Redding and Jeff Buckley, Mark tries to recapture the spirit of, and emulate his idols.

‘‘..the songs are very modern in their knowing wit, poetic surrealism and Belfast-sink melodrama. Some of them take unexpected twists and turns; others are comforting in their crafted popsong-ness. But what they all have in common is that they'll stick in your head, become earworms and generally make themselves part of your life.’
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Mark Simpson is a singer songwriter from Manchester. He sings in a soul/gospel style, and performs contemporary music on guitar. He has been performing in a band, The Happy Soul, for the past 3 years. This band has now grown into a 4-piece Soul/Pop Vocal group, for which Mark composes and arranges the music. Mark has been a major feature of the Manchester music scene as a solo performer for over a decade. Influenced by big voiced singers like Sam Cooke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Otis Redding and Jeff Buckley, Mark tries to recapture the spirit of, and emulate his idols.

‘‘..the songs are very modern in their know...

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Past Gigs Mark Simpson

  • 11 | 2014 The Klondyke Club, Levenshulme, Manchester Levenshulme Festival, Supporting Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys
  • 10 | 2014 Mary & Archie, West Didsbury, Manchester Spoonful, live acoustic acts

Media

  • Video The Happy Soul - Comeback
  • Sound Half The Time

Fan Radar

522 Fans
206 Follower

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2003

Members

  • Mark Simpson Singer/Songwriter