Whangateau Hall is a great little venue & the folk club meets there once a month. The first half is open mic so if you feel like doing a couple of songs it's good to get there early enough to put your name on the list. We'll be playing the second half.
The Llama Lounge presents a concert of intimate acoustic music with Mark & Brenda. Bar opens from 7 & the concert starts at 7.30.
Rafters is a folk club, held in the Unitarian Church, which has fantastic acoustics & a nice, wood-paneled vibe. The first half is floor singers, so if you feel like doing a couple of songs it's good to arrive early to get your name on the list. We're doing the second half.
The Thirsty Dog has started having early Friday evening live music & this week it's my turn. Nice place, good food, very friendly & laid-back atmosphere. Do come if you can. www.marklaurent.co.nz
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
“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! ”