“There are some artists who take the stage, perform their set, and exit stage right. Entertaining? Sure. Memorable? No way. Quite a different story on Thursday night at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. The venue served up a Thursday night special with artist Mark Andrew. From the point at which Mark took the stage, it was all about the moment. His voice rang out in great harmony and crowded room turned all their attention to the stage as Mark performed through an awesome 12 song set. The set combined a very smart mix of originals like “What You Need” and “Not Cold But Broken” along with hand picked covers such as “Knockin On Heaven’s Door” and “Cripple Creek”. Though 7th Street Entry tends to be rather small and dimly lit, Mark owned it and lit the room with a solid dose of energy. The crowd ate it up and wanted more. If you have a chance, be sure to check him out live.”
"You know Mark, we always say, we see a lot of people come in with the guitar, you know the singer songwriter type and we always say whats going to set you apart and honestly it's that. Its that voice, that tone, that thing, it sets you apart. It cuts through so hard, the tone of your voice, its so pleasant I just love it!"
““You didn’t sound like anybody else. I think there is a lot more to you.””
““I loved your performance from top to bottom!””
““You have such a unique voice. I don’t think you sound like anyone else.” "I would like to hear you on record man, you know what I mean, I really dig you man."”
“Comparisons to other legendary artists could be made on “Impossible” with similarities to Eric Clapton’s “River of Tears”; and “Puzzle Pieces,” rich in the Bob Dylan sound—particularly the vocals. Perhaps the biggest shift in style shines through in “What You Need” with a result you might expect to get when you mix Jack Johnson with Jason Mraz. Wrapped all together in one project, the songs work together stylistically and make for a nice journey with a few twists and turns resulting in a good overall listen.”