Mark Morriss - on Acid Jazz Records
Mark Morriss famously made his name as vocalist and songwriter of seminal
Indie act The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful
15 year period in which they scored 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums whilst touring worldwide.
At the back end of 2011 the decision was made to disband The Bluetones. Their last act being a celebratory farewell tour. Loyal fans turned out in their thousands to give the band they called their own a fond farewell.
Mark turned his attentions to his solo offerings and partnered with direct-to-fan platform
PledgeMusic to launch a campaign in September 2012 with the intention to raise
funds through fan engagement to record a new studio album. The campaign closed at a staggering 250% and the result was ‘A Flash of Darkness’, a new body of work which continues to showcase Mark’s knack of penning instantaneous & memorable songs – ‘Consuela’ and ‘Space Cadet’ quickly became fan favourite.
Produced by Gordon Mills (Ed Sheeran/Newton Faulkner) the inclusion of Kavinsky’s ‘Nightcall’, a song from the soundtrack to the 2011 movie 'Drive', and 'Pink Bullets' by The Shins are examples of Mark's ability to interpret the music of other artists and make them his own.