Mark Geary - Live.  Songs from the forest.

Mark Geary - Live. Songs from the forest.

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9.00pm

Irish singer-songwriter has released five studio and three live albums.

Interchanging between his beloved vintage Martin, Gibson, Spanish and electric guitars, Geary’s sound is stripped back. He treats his songs with trade-mark Geary honesty. His voice might be drenched in Irish honey, but his lyrics slice right through to the core revealing a life laid bare of human emotional frailty, failed relationships, tenderness, hurt, making amends, desire and parting.

Geary has featured on bills with musicians as diverse as Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Coldplay and The Frames amongst others plus extensive headlining tours in Europe, the US and Switzerland.

He has composed the full score for four films and has many songs featured in films and TV programmes.

The single The Forest released in May 2020 is exquisite. Its quietness is cathartic and evocative. It set a new path for Geary’s sound. Mark says: “I woke up from a dream and there was a storm outside the window. I kept looking out at it all night, some nights there’s a tempest – whether it’s outside or in you. The day after, I wrote the song in one burst”.

Mark’s new single Spectre released in December 2020 is beautiful, dark and haunting and features deftly interwoven layers of acoustic guitars. It was written during a time of intense, unbroken reflection, surrounded by nature. Mark says: “I'm writing and singing differently to my other songs, this comes from a place of understanding and forgiveness. It’s about loss, grief, desire, ancient stuff. I’m just so immersed in the creativity of what it is that I do.”

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