Mark Morriss plays Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on Monday 31st August
Mark Morris found fame as frontman of Britpop pioneers The Bluetones, whose debut Album ‘Expecting To Fly’, released on the 12th February 1996, knocked Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory off the number 1 spot in the UK album charts.
Taking a brief sabbatical from his day job as lead singer with The Bluetones, Mark Morriss spent the best part of 2008 recording and touring material for his debut solo effort 'Memory Muscle'.
Despite being a relatively low-key release the album received gushing praise from all sections of the music media, and an appearances on Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 Show.
“Strummed guitars, West Coast melodies featuring James Bond composer David Arnold on strings . . . astute covers and the brassy bounce of I'm Sick, a standout on an album that emanates good-natured charm”
“Britpop survivor and Bluetones front man goes it alone with 11 gorgeous pop gems … like lounging outside on a summer's day”
“Mark Morriss removes his gloves for his solo debut … ‘Hopes down the drain /everyone's to blame but me', he laments on Lay Low, wry to the last”
Support comes from Rifles side-project Regency, The Merry Go Round and Model Society.
Tickets £10 from link