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Mark Morriss (Bluetones)

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Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie
outfit The Bluetones, who had one of the biggest hits of the britpop years with the classic
song “ slight return". Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year
period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and
Japan, before temporarily disbanding in 2011.
After releasing his first solo album 'Memory Muscle ' in 2008, Mark banded together The
Mummy's and hit the road.
He spent the best part of that year touring Memory Muscle while The Bluetones took a short
sabbatical.
After returning to The Bluetones to record their A New Athens swan song, Mark re-focussed
his attention on his solo career. In 2013 he recorded ‘A Flash Of Darkness’, raising the
recording funds via a successful Pledge Music campaign.
The album was then given a general release by legendary label Acid Jazz Records the
following year.
In the summer of 2015 Mark recorded and released ‘The Taste Of Mark Morriss’ for Acid
Jazz. Intended as a companion piece to ‘A Flash Of Darkness’ the album comprised a
collection of cover versions of songs that had informed the writing of its predecessor.
At the same time as producing and touring his own solo material, Mark has produced the
Theme and Chapter music for the audio versions of David Walliams’ successful series of
children’s books, from ‘The Boy In The Dress’ right through to his latest, ‘The Midnight
Gang’, all released on Harper Collins.
Since 2013 Mark has also been a member of Acid Jazz labelmate Matt Berry’s touring band,
The Maypoles. In 2015 The Bluetones announced that they would be returning to play a
series of anniversary shows, and still tour from time to time. Mark started work on his latest
album titled ‘Look Up’, and with an early 2018 release sees Mark return to Dublin for his
first Irish show in five years at the Grand Social on Thursday the 12th of April.

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