Mark Gamon is a songwriter based in North Herts, UK, with a growing reputation for memorable melodies and narrative. An adept fingerstyle guitarist, he likes playing in a combination of styles – folk, blues and country – and doesn’t really give a hoot for categorisation.
Mark’s 2012 solo album, Layer, was described by Music Maker magazine as ‘a varied and inventive story-telling concept that manages to succeed while flying in the face of stylistic convention’ (more reviews HERE).
Mark performs solo and with various musical compadres. He currently works in two bands: Thursday’s Band (with Nick Blishen, Matt Kelly and Lucinda Fudge) and Sky West (with Nick Blishen, Brian Harvey and Dave Oxley). He also performs whenever circumstances allow with Lizzie J Taylor, David Hardie, Matti Stenroos, John Meed and Ben Smith. In recent months and various guises he has supported Dave Swarbrick, Drew Nelson, Bob Fox, Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Colgarra, James Delarre and Saul Rose, Phil Underwood, and Two Coats Colder.
Mark is also part of the team at Royston Folk Club, looking after the Legendary Royston Folk Club Showcase open mics.