"When I play the guitar for me the world spins five times faster, and when I hear someone else play really well, time stands still. There is nothing that beats playing live, and nothing that beats hearing live music."
Mark Buck is an unsigned singer / songwriter. At the age of 11 he had a very serious road accident. Doctors told him he would never have full use of his right hand (he still has a massive scar). Just to be awkward he took up the guitar. The blue notes came when he heard Dr John, John lee Hooker and Ten Years After on the Alexis Corner Radio Show. Mark spends his time, breeding guitars, in a little cottage miles from anywhere, with the help of his dog named Bob.
Mark has played support for Bo Diddley at the Forum in London, Vonda Shepard at the Jazz Cafe London and KT Tunstall the top 10 album selling singer songwriter, Eric Burdon and the Animals. Also not forgeting John Hammond, the grammy winning blues guitarist. What a great guy..."Fantastic show, what a great set"! he said when Mark came off stage." The Fabulous Thunderbirds. at the Mean Fiddler ("You guys really funk," they said). Jose Feliciano at the Forum London. Scotty Moore, Kelly Jo Phelps, Charlie Musselwhite "A Torrid performance from Buck" said Jack Massarik, Evening Standard Jazz Critic. Most recently he has opened for Los Lobos on 15th and 16th of August this year, and Allen Toussaint on the 6th of November.
Mark's cd looking backwards is now available on itunes Buy the album on itunes
Catch mark if you can singing and playing finger-style funk and blues guitar always with a groove, and with some some neat slide playing thrown in too.
Current influences are; Kelly Joe Phelps, Taj Mahal and Robben Ford, Buddy Guy and all the wonderful old blues players whos shoulders we can nervously stand on. Checkout his web site www.markbuck.co.uk
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