Perth, Western Australia.
With influences such as Vangelis and Tony O'Connor, Mark's music is a relaxing and inspiring blend of soundscapes and orchestral themes that captures the vastness of the rugged Australian coastline and unique bushland of Western Australia, taking the listener to peaceful places visited by the blessed few.
After two years of development, studio upgrades and growth in musicianship, Mark has returned with his second album "Tales From The Southwest."
Experience with Mark a special journey that begins with an inspiring flight over the rugged "Rainbow Coast" where you can imagine thundering waves against weathered granite outcrops and windswept sands.
Sit in the delightful Karri forest and hear the birds sing as they welcome another day as "First Light" begins.
And join the celebration of colour in "Dance of The Blue Wrens" as they fly from branch to branch as the "show offs" of the Karri Forest.
You are personally invited to be a part of this special story of memories and peaceful destinations.
Instruments featured in Mark's albums include harmonica,keyboards and didgeridoo blended with gentle ocean waves and sounds from the Western Australian bush.
The natural bird and frog recordings, which were captured in stereo, using highly sensitive microphones were done late in the evening and the early hours of the morning to achieve maximum quality.
In this album you will be able to close your eyes and imagine actually being in the Western Australian Bush as black cockatoos fly overhead and blue wrens sing.
Night time will bring a chorus of frogs and a Mopoke owl while morning on the coast signals the beginning of the chirps and chatters of tiny birds over a backdrop of ocean waves and sea breezes before gentle keyboard and harmonica fade in to complete a picture painted in sound and melody.
About his projects Mark writes "This music is a reflection of memories, faith and a love of life.I consider it a gift and privilege to be able to share what I have with others.
My heartfelt desire is to encourage and inspire people, to make their day perhaps a little richer and brighter than what it might have been."
Mark's recordings are currently receiving radio airplay both in Australia and overseas.
Visit http://www.marksmusicaustralia.com. where Mark shares more of his story.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Rugged Rainbow Coast
2. First Light
3. Yidaki (Didgeridoo) Solo
4. Christmas in The Tinglewoods
5. Sunset On The Ocean
6. Early Mist
7. Coastal Heath
8. A Special Place (Edward's Theme)
9. Peaceful Bay
10. Dance Of The Blue Wrens
11. The river Margaret
12. Karri Valley Dreams
13. Beyond (Never Give Up)