Atomic Avant Fusion @ The Sydney Fringe Festival,
Mark Costa Band featuring James Muller (gtr.), Bill Risby (keys.), Gordon Rytmeister (drms.), Tony Azzopardi (perc.) and Craig Walters (sax./flute). Special guest support is Virna Sanzone (voc.) and Sam Keevers (pno.).
We will be appearing on the John Speight Stage between 5-6PM. Copies of my CD "Textures" will be on sale during this performance.
Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Yellowjackets, Tribal Tech, Weather Report, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH/JAZZ-ROCK-FUSION.
Bio: Over the last twenty five years, Mark has become one of the most respected and in-demand bassists in Australia with an impressive list of live and recording credits. These include The Temptations, Tom Jones, Go West, Chris Isaak, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich and Kulcha among many othe...See Full Bio
“A bassist for all seasons, Sydney's Mark Costa was a resident on Australian Idol for seven years. Having escaped the clutches of innumerable shrieking larynxes, he has penned all the tunes on this very attractive album of fusion music, with guitarist James Muller, keyboards ace Bill Risby, drummer Gordon Rytmeister and percussionist Tony Azzopardi. Driving funk and rock feels give way to more lyrical pieces, so the album lives up to its title and handsomely escapes the flaw of some fusion: heard one track, heard 'em all. There is a special magic about the fiery imagination behind all the Muller solos. Hear them do it live at the Basement on Wednesday (March 2, 2011). 3 and a half out of 5 stars. ”