Inspired…one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land…drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem. The Guardian
I always stipulate that whoever is on with me hasn’t got to be any good. This one got past me… I don’t know how, but heads will roll! John Cooper Clarke
Astonishing… You’ll love this show! The Daily Mail
On this website you can find Mark’s publications, performances caught on film, audio recordings, and dates. Here too, is the all new PsychicBread – a cabaret of soundscaped poems, surreal narratives and psych-folk.
In other news, Kate Chappell’s Hope Valley Journal is now available. Featuring some beautiful photography and articles on the Peak District, including an interview with Mark about his ideas for a ‘soundscape of the Peak’.
When resident poet for Regent’s Park, Mark explored what is meant by ‘common ground’ in 21st century Britain. For one of the park poems recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s, see: Whose Common Now?
Now it’s finally made the news, here’s a poem Mark wrote 23 years ago, Plasticman. A poem that once had him thrown out of a Supermarket… (as filmed by Andy Lawrence)
And finally, ahead of PsychicBread’s forthcoming appearances at the Buxton Festival Fringe and Stainsby Festival, where they’re performing a brand new show, here are some choice cuts from their 2006 album ‘In the light of this…’
Down the Boulevard (clip)
The Barbarous Shop