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Rank #5 NZ Auckland, NZ Other / Singer/Songwriter / guitarist


Sounds Like: David Gray, Sting, Bruce Cockburn, Derek Lind, Steve Apirana

Bio: I’ve been a professional musician since the late ‘70s. After working in bands and duos, especially over the last several years with my wife/musical partner Brenda Liddiard (aka Millennium Hippies), I’ve felt a strong calling to return to my first love – solo. I play guitar and vocal, and someti... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: MARK LAURENT has a show on 2014-09-13 at 19:00 @ Te Ahu Atrium in Kaitaia, NORTH http://t.co/Epkpxeg1Zu #concert


“MARK LAURENT AT THE BYRON VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – JULY 2005 Extract from a review The highlight of the entire evening took place when Mark launched into some blues (to a discerning audience in a Blues festival town) during which he played blistering, brilliant acoustic guitar licks, while voice-mimicking lead guitar sounds note for note, nuance for nuance in a masterful display of technique and taste that stands as one of our Club’s most memorable performances to this day. Not only that, but he had ‘em alternately cracking up with laughter or grooving their butts off and clapping. He almost brought the house down! ”
— Brendan ‘Mook’ Hanley, BYRON VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, Byron Bay, NSW.
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  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Kaitaia, NORTH, NZ | 7:00pm
    Te Ahu Atrium
    Kaitaia, NORTH, NZ
    Sat Sep 13 7:00pm


    A laid-back, unplugged concert. The Atrium is reputed to have lovely acoustics.

  • Sat

    Aug 30

    Auckland, NZ | 9:00am
    Parnell Farmers' Market
    Auckland, NZ
    Sat Aug 30 9:00am


    PFM is an excellent, gourmet produce market. I'm the official busker - open to requests.

  • Fri

    Aug 29

    Auckland, NZ | 5:30pm
    The Chapel, Cityside Bapti...
    Auckland, NZ
    Fri Aug 29 5:30pm


    The opening of Brenda Liddiard's exhibition of paintings, ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES. I'll be providing ambient guitar while you look at the artwork & sip your wine.

  • Sun

    Aug 10

    Parnell, NZ | 5:00pm

    Parnell, NZ
    Sun Aug 10 5:00pm


    This is the latest in our occasional series of laid-back Sunday gigs @ the Windsor. Our guest artist this month is Sam RB.

  • Sat

    Aug 9

    Auckland, NZ | 9:30am
    Parnell Farmers' Market
    Auckland, NZ
    Sat Aug 09 9:30am


    Parnell Farmers' Market is an open-air gourmet market held in the carpark of the Jubilee Building/Parnell Library. There's always live music & this week we're it.

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  • Starch Monkey (Artist) Starch Monkey
    Love the guitar work. Enjoyed your tracks. Please check us out too if you can and all the best from the United States.
  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist) Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Wishing much success with your music. Eddie Ray
  • Crystal-Starr (Artist) Crystal-Starr
    ohhh I like the new funky version of 'Crazy' Mark! Its cool! (think its hard tho cause i fell in love with the original version!)
  • Micheil  Reid (Artist) Micheil Reid
    Something I Believe is another great winner Mark. Great performance!
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