Mark Nevin came to prominence in the late 80s as the founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Fairground Attraction, with whom he enjoyed the Number One single, Perfect, and multi-platinum album, First of a Million Kisses with both receiving a Brit award.
He went on to collaborate as co-writer to Morrissey (scoring four top 20 singles), Kirsty MacColl and Lloyd Cole. His songs have been covered, among many others, by David Bowie, Joe Cocker and Ringo Starr. In 1999 he made the move to centre stage and has since producing his solo albums, Insensitive Songwriter (1999), The Mighty Dove (2002), Stand Beside Me In The Sun (2011) and his latest, Beautiful Guitars (2014). Each album marks a milestone in the growth of his confidence and the honing of his unique narrative style. This year sees the release of his brilliant new album MY UNFASHIONABLE OPINION.
His live shows are a master-class in storytelling, song-writing and musicianship which feature his former Fairground Attraction band-mates, Roger Beaujolais on the vibraphone, Simon Edwards on bass and Richard Marcangelo on drums.
“Mark Nevin is definitely still here, writing and singing better than ever… whisper it but ‘Beautiful Guitars’ is indeed ‘perfect’ …and then some” (Acoustic)
“Beautiful Guitars is a fabulous album, full of original ideas and equally original execution, what more do you want?” (Folking.com)
“Spirited, solidly crafted and warmly conceived” (Uncut)
“A gem… absolutely lovely” (Bob Harris BBC Radio 2)
“Nevin deserves much wider recognition” (Q ****)
Date of event:18th February 2017