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  • Amy Bartham
    Amy Bartham is a young teenager who comes from the north-east of England. Not long ago she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer ....
  • MK at the Other Palace
    "Really enjoyed matinee of ‘Soldier On’ at The Other Palace ..."
  • MK Starcard – Sold
    It's that time of year again when fund-raising for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital turn to the Starcards auctions.....
  • 2019 Tour Press Release
    Mark Announces a world tour with his band in 2019. The ‘Down The Road Wherever’ tour commences in Barcelona in April and will continue all over Europe finishing in Verona in July before heading to the US through August and September.
  • Mark in Italy
    Mark has been in Italy today .....
  • Aretha Franklin
    We all mourn the loss of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul. MK
  • New Richard Bennett CD
    Richard Bennett's new CD, Ballads In Otherness, is available now.
  • Hall of Fame
    They're in ! Dire Straits were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.....
  • Marcus Cliffe: Solo Album
    Although he has played with a number of major artists, many of you will recall Marcus Cliffe as the bass player with the Notting Hillbillies. He is about to release his first ever solo album .....
  • GF Studio Update
    Mark and the guys have been putting the finishing touches to Mark's next solo album.
  • Mark on Tommy Emmanuel album – update
    Mark joins Tommy Emmanuel on You Don't Want To Get You One of Those taken from Tommy’s latest album Accomplice One to be released on the 19th of January.
  • Welcome the new MKNews website
    Welcome to the new MKNews website. The new site is the product of a close collaboration between TK and John Le Page of Lean Mean Digital.
  • Starcards 2017
    The Starcards Xmas auction signed MK Starcards realised a combined total of £500.
  • Fats Domino
    "Farewell to Fats Domino, one of the great rock ’n roll pioneers..."
  • Mark on Tommy Emmanuel Album
    Mark is among the guest artists featured on Accomplice One, Tommy Emmanuel's new album...
  • Tom Petty Passing
    "I was so sad to hear the news about Tom Petty. I always loved him..."
  • John Illsley Live
    John has released a DVD of live performances filmed and recorded at The Brook in Southampton on July 6th 2016.
  • Look North
    Mark appeared on ITV's Tyne Tees regional news programme this week to pay tribute to TV personality Mike Neville, who Mark describes as "the voice of the North East", who died on the 6th September.
  • BBC 1’s ‘Inside Out’
    If you are able to watch BBC 1's TV programme Inside Out then tune in tonight at 7.30 to hear Mark talking about the inspiration behind one his well-known songs, Sailing to Philadelphia.
  • Mark Unveils Bus
    'Gigs' is the Mayor of London's annual busking competition held in association with Gibson guitars. Today Mark unveiled one of two London buses which will be used to promote International Busking Day, 22nd July.
  • Tracker Sleeve Notes
    Read Richard Ford's revised Tracker sleeve notes
  • New Songs
    Mark has begun to record new songs for a possible future album release.
  • MK for The Killers
    Mark has recorded guitar parts for a forth-coming release from The Killers.
  • Mark on Guitars
    Film clip taken from “Soundbreaking” documentary © 2016 Higher Ground LLC
  • Mark’s MK90
    Mark has a new Pensa Custom guitar, designated the MK90.
  • Big Bike Charity Hike
    Mark and John were busy recently checking out the motorbikes being used in the Big Bike Charity Hike around Great Britain ride.
  • Mark On New Dan Auerbach Album
    Mark plays on Shine On Me the first which is the first single from Dan's new solo album Waiting on a Song.
  • Chuck Berry
    'We’ll all remember Chuck Berry as one of the greatest rock 'n roll performers but he was also the greatest of the rock ’n roll writers...
  • Fanfair Alliance
    A new guide to fair ticket pricing has been published by FanFair Alliance.
  • Bravehearts Watch Auction
    Mark and renowned horologist Michael English have come together to auction six watches to raise money for Bravehearts of the North East.
  • MK On New Pieta Brown CD
    Mark is featured on a song called Street Tracker on Pieta Brown's new Postcards album.

Fats Domino

“Farewell to Fats Domino, one of the great rock ’n roll pioneers…”

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John Illsley Live

John has released a DVD of live performances filmed and recorded at The Brook in Southampton on July 6th 2016.

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Look North

Mark appeared on ITV’s Tyne Tees regional news programme this week to pay tribute to TV personality Mike Neville, who Mark describes as “the voice of the North East”, who died on the 6th September.

read more

BBC 1’s ‘Inside Out’

If you are able to watch BBC 1’s TV programme Inside Out then tune in tonight at 7.30 to hear Mark talking about the inspiration behind one his well-known songs, Sailing to Philadelphia.

read more

Mark Unveils Bus

‘Gigs’ is the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition held in association with Gibson guitars. Today Mark unveiled one of two London buses which will be used to promote International Busking Day, 22nd July.

read more

New Songs

Mark has begun to record new songs for a possible future album release.

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Mark on Guitars

Film clip taken from “Soundbreaking” documentary © 2016 Higher Ground LLC

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Big Bike Charity Hike

Mark and John were busy recently checking out the motorbikes being used in the Big Bike Charity Hike around Great Britain ride.

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Chuck Berry

‘We’ll all remember Chuck Berry as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll performers but he was also the greatest of the rock ’n roll writers…

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Bravehearts Watch Auction

Mark and renowned horologist Michael English have come together to auction six watches to raise money for Bravehearts of the North East.

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