ACCLAIMED Singer/songwriter Mark Geary
The 4 Of Us will be joined by very special guest Mark Geary for their gig in Garbo’s, Castlebar, on Friday, August 16.
When Geary emigrated to New York City at the age of 19, he found himself in the middle of a thriving music scene, centered around the East Village and the legendary Sin-é Cafe. The creative atmosphere was exactly what Mark needed to jump-start his career as a musician.
Supporting himself by working as a bartender, Mark devoted his free time to honing his songwriting skills, cutting his teeth playing open-mics around the city. Drawing from inspirations such as The Beatles, Nick Drake, Radiohead and Van Morrison, Mark garnered respect and attention from both audiences and fellow artists. He was soon featured on bills with the likes of Jeff Buckley, Joe Strummer, and Elvis Costello.
Mark’s album ‘33 1/3 Grand Street’, released in 2002, was recorded with a talented group of musicians and an eclectic selection of instruments that grabbed the attention of new fans in the US and abroad. Mark’s next album, ‘Ghosts’, brought him critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and was voted 2005’s Album of the Year by the Irish Voice.
Hailing from Newry, Co Down, the multi-award-winning 4 Of Us have seven fine albums under their belt, and a back catalogue of memorable songs that have featured in TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit ‘Mary’, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio and is currently featured on Sony PlayStation’s SingStar.
The Garbo’s gig promises to be an amazing night of music from two incredibly talented Irish acts.
Tickets available from www.ticketweb.ie. Early bird, €15; full price, €20.