The Mark Nelson Trio play mostly blues originals (written by Mark) together with some classic covers. Consisting of Mark on vocals and guitarage stuff, Phil Thorpe on Blues Harp and Paul Stone on Cajon.
(Pictures courtesy of Simon Taylor & Phillip Mitchell)
In the last few years, Mark has performed more with the Blues Trio than solo and they have proved immensely popular at all the gigs they’ve performed at. When one of the band can’t make a gig the song set is adaptable so it can be played in Duo or Trio status as well (either Mark plus Cajon or Mark plus Blues Harp etc). The boys (Phil, Paul & Kev) have also, on occasion, been ‘kidnapped’ by other performers needing a bluesy backing crew much to Mark’s chagrin….”Yeah of course you can have ’em……for a price though ok?!!”.
The Trio’s first album “Out of the Blues” is out now on Blue Trouser Records – produced at the Trio’s various studios in Surrey & Hampshire!!!
THE MARK NELSON BLUES BAND:
The Mark Nelson Blues Band are an original blues band playing mostly blues/pop originals consisting of Mark Nelson singing lead vocals and playing guitar (slightly differently as he does it one-handed!); Paul Stone on percussion, Kevin Rowe on bass & Phil Thorpe on blues harp.
The songs (mostly written by Mark) are a mixture of soulful, heartfelt ballads and thumping blues tunes and a good dollop of humour; these guys always find a way to entertain any crowd.
In 2015, the guys released their debut album “Out of the Blues” released on Blue Trouser Records. A brand new album is currently in the pipeline.
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