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Rank #4 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 2014-11-08 at 09:30 @ Parnell Farmers' Market in Auckland http://t.co/CeriMVsT2w #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

    Nov 8

    Auckland City, NZ | 8:00pm

    Auckland City, NZ
    Sat Nov 08 8:00pm


    LATTE COWBOYS - Rick Topp, Jono Lonie & Mark Laurent playing alt.country, western swing, & a bit of rock'n'roll, with heaps of attitude & not much rehearsal. It'll be a fun night. :-)

  • Sat

    Nov 8

    Auckland, NZ | 9:30am
    Parnell Farmers' Market
    Auckland, NZ
    Sat Nov 08 9:30am


    This is a gourmet produce market, very laid-back, with nice coffee - & music. It's going to be a sunny day too.

  • Sun

    Oct 12

    Parnell, NZ | 5:00pm

    Parnell, NZ
    Sun Oct 12 5:00pm


    Another in our occasional series of Sunday evening gigs at the Windsor. A really nice venue with friendly people, good food, early evening light streaming in the tall windows, & good music. Hope you can make it.

  • Sat

    Oct 11

    Auckland, NZ | 9:30am
    Parnell Farmers' Market
    Auckland, NZ
    Sat Oct 11 9:30am


    Parnell Farmers' Market is a gourmet market, held every Saturday, & we'll be playing/busking between 9.30 - midday.

  • Sat

    Oct 4

    Taupo, NZ | 6:00pm
    Tauhara Sunrise
    Taupo, NZ
    Sat Oct 04 6:00pm


    House concert with shared meal beforehand. BYO drinks & chair.

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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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