Mark Nevin of Fairground Attraction to play at Ropery Hall

Appearing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in mid-February is Mark Nevin who 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.

Mark will be appearing at the Maltkiln Road venue prior to his latest album, My Unfashionable Opinion, being released in March.

“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,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“Although he is always associated with Fairground Attraction his story goes back much further to the music that inspired him, his first forays in the industry and to his work with Kirsty MacColl and Sandie Shaw,” she went on.

After Fairground Attraction broke up Mark formed Sweetmouth and formed a song writing partnership with Morrissey,  as well as  continuing to write songs for and with artists such as Kirsty MacColl, Carole King and Lloyd Cole and 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) with each album marking a milestone in the growth of his confidence and the honing of his unique narrative style which continues with the release of My Unfashionable Opinion.

Tickets to  see Mark on Saturday, February 18,  cost £14 in advance or £16 on the door.  Advance tickets can be bought on www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.  The gig starts at 8pm.

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