- Brief biography -
Simon Marks earned his loyal legion of followers by continually hitting the road over the last decade following an invite to perform as part of the West Coast Blues & Root’s Festival which began Marks career.
Five album later and having collaborated with the likes of Ben Franz (The Waifs) Syd Green (19-Twenty) & Angus Diggs (Jeff Lang) Marks has also gathered high praise from within industry along with continual performing and delivering his passionate, energetic shows that entertain and engage.
“ From folk to rock to blues, Simon Marks captivated the crowd his sincerity, passion and talent” - The Music
Further cementing the broad appeal of this artist Marks was recently inducted into the National Library of Australia Music Archive for his tune ‘Heather’ while simultaneously receiving significant airplay via ABC Radio Australia wide for both ‘Wally’ (The Mick Thomas Song) and ‘Misfit’ from…
“From playing festival bills nationally and overseas to performing at everything from a sinking ship to bars, barns, house concerts, art galleries and everything in between, one of Australia's most endearing singer songwriters, Simon Marks, is nothing if not adaptable. Often spontaneous, always entertaining, Marks’ live shows are a true joy to be part of and experienced at least once in your lifetime”
- RECENT HISTORY OF -
Relocating to a VERY small regional town (& starting a family) Simon Marks has continued quietly going about his regular business as a performing singer/songwriter, though, in a slightly more refrained fashion than the previous relentlessly touring artist that was ‘before children’
HOWEVER! THE BEGINNING OF 2019 HAS SEEN THE RELEASE OF THE “Passenger” EP - (OUT NOW)
"SHINE" - From NEW EP -"PASSENGER"
Is a little tune about not growing any older. Or, at least embracing it!! It happens to us all, and this AMAZING cast of WONDERFUL & INSPIRING folks the clip encapsulates everything I hoped to convey & share when writing this song.
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"WALLY" - [The Mick Thomas Song]
"The tale of a driving halfway across the state to play a show, that didn't happen! We arrived, the venue was heaving, the vibe was great!! We sound checked & went out for a pre-show walk in high spirits for the evenings 'show' ahead. Little did we know that our venue was full of hearty punters enjoying pre-show drinks to another show that night, in ARARAT of all places! Ararat can probably handle a gig a month & we realized on our walk back that all the punters at our venue warming up for their Mick Thomas show, at the another venue! So when we got back, the venue was EMPTY. They'd all gone to the Mick Thomas show, and fair play!! SO. We sat on the verandah & wrote this tune. It's a wonderful & mysterious world this songwriting thing sometimes!"
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"One of my favorite songs ever penned....
A while ago I met a woman by the name of Heather Vicenti who co-authored a book http://www.toomanytearsbook.com
I read this powerful book several times after meeting her. The night we met she was at a 'Hidden Treasure's Music Festival' event we were playing in Fremantle (W.A) having a 'pony' glass of beer in the corner of the room. We dropped her home at the end of the show and she related in part her story. I went straight home and started writing this song based on Heather's story."
- FILM CLIP - ABC RAGE -
"In the early days my 'job', along with writing the songs, was to find the best busking spots. I would watch the foot traffic, U.S Navy boats schedule coming into port, tourist traffic & try find the best spot for our trio to busk. It's where we ALL began as songwriters & performers. This is an ode, of sorts, to all buskers out there who find their way. I still LOVE playing this tune. "