We've been asked to facilitate the Folk Service at the Auckland Folk Festival. This will be an open opportunity for all-comers to share, with a faith/spiritual emphasis. A time for reflection & fresh perspectives.
This is a weekly gourmet farmers' market & we play there about once every 8 weeks.
We're treating this as a bit of a pre-Christmas party so a bunch of friends will also be doing spots during the evening.
Magic Suburb Band (me & Stu Grimshaw) have one more gig before Christmas, & this is it.
Magic Suburb Band - Stu Grimshaw & Mark Laurent - play an eclectic mix of covers & originals with a bluesy edge.
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! ”