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Other / Singer/Songwriter / guitarist Auckland, NZ  NZ




  • Sat

    Aug 15

    Auckland, NZ | 9:30am

    This is a gourmet farmers' market which happens every Saturday until midday. We play here approximately every 8 weeks & have done so for the last 2 and a half years. It's a good gig, especially when the weather's nice..

  • Thu

    Aug 13

    Auckland, NZ | 9:30pm

    Thursday's at the Portland it's American night - a very loose categorization for what actually happens - hosted by Albi & The Wolves. We're doing a half-hour set from 9.30.

  • Sat

    Jul 25

    Auckland, AUCKL, NZ | 7:00pm

    MUSIC FOR THEIR EYES, a fundraising concert for Akropong School for the Blind in Ghana. Other artists include DEREK LIND, NATALIE TE PAA & MICHEIL REID. Donations will help pay for braille machines, uniforms, food etc. Concert starts at 7.30 & there'll be a supper break.

  • Sun

    May 17

    Parnell, NZ | 5:00pm

    The next in our occasional series of Sunday @ The Windsor gigs - no organized guest performer yet, but we'll see what happens.

  • Tue

    May 12

    Auckland, NZ | 7:30pm

    MAGIC SUBURB BAND @ CORELLI'S. Stu Grimshaw (bass) & Mark Laurent (guitar & vox), plus a couple of harmony singers who might jump up now & then. Acoustic rock originals & re-worked covers. This is a first time out for Stu & I, apart from numerous jams at Cafe 121.


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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)
    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!


  • cover of the new album, UNDERGROWTH


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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“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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