What you said...

“New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern B.C. has Mark Perry. These are the storytellers of their times and places.”

 

~ Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen

What you said...

“Mark Perry had our audience captivated through the entire show. His heart shines through in his voice and his songs. Mark Perry’s performance is a ‘must-see’ and a ‘must-see again’.”   ~ Bruce Champion, Terrace Concert Society

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“The soundtrack for my life is taken from Mark Perry’s music. His song-writing, musical expression and stage presence emanates the very best, most magical qualities of life in a northern town. Perry’s music invites me in to sit by his fire and feel like a cherished neighbour for a while.”

 

~ Carolina DeRyk, Host, CBC Radio

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“It was an entirely entertaining evening that was over too soon.”

 

~ Tom Best, Interior News

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“Mark’s storytelling was truly heartfelt, honest and filled with humour and humility.”

 

~ Joe Taylor, Blast! Toronto

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“This singer/songwriter from Smithers is one of our finest, a guy whose songs are full of the telling little joys, frustrations and messy minutiae of real life. In a world of so much artifice, he’s one of the real things.”   ~ J.P.M., The Province, Vancouver, BC

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“Geography may have shaped Perry’s character, but it hasn’t compromised his music’s universal appeal.”   ~ The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

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“Offers a real slice of life, sans saccharin. I recommend it.”   ~ Rogue Folk Reviews

A Mark Perry concert is like a Canadian roadtrip...

 

from playing hockey on frozen lakes or fighting the force of a rising river… to that time you were sinking on a west coast ferry or bought the family car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down, helicopter rescues lifting us up… this northern BC singer-songwriter draws us in as he pays tribute to real characters and events in rural Canada, connecting us from coast to coast. He is renowned in the northwest as a candid storyteller and has a knack for making his audience feel like they’re in his living room. “New Jersey has Springsteen. New York has Billy Joel. Northern BC has Mark Perry. These are the storytellers of their time and place,” salutes music reviewer Frank Peebles. Mark’s rich vocals & guitar are accompanied by everything from accordion & violin to pedal steel & bass. With 12 albums recorded, he has a huge repertoire of music, both contemplative and lively, which he performs at festivals, in theatres and community halls. You’ll be transfixed by a dirt road ballad one minute, and cutting a rug to a river-rising frolic the next.

NEW SINGLE: Cold Road

RELEASED MARCH 19, 2019 & premiered on Roots Music Canada
Hear a bit about what hockey means in Canada and the spirit of kids pursuing their NHL dreams…

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“Recollections” collection album released 2019

“Cold Road” single released 2019

“Right Here” released 2018

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4 days ago

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The legendary Glenwood Hall !
(aka Driftwood)Weddings, dances, meetings, funerals, people gatherings... I belong to the illustrious, prestigious board = small repairs and garbage duty.
This hall is booked almost every weekend and has calls about 2021. People from Prince Rupert to P.G. love this hall. It's a source of community pride.
I wrote a song, " We Danced Here" inspired by it.
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6 days ago

Mark Perry

People eh ! Wandered through some old pics and I am moved by the quality of people I know. I am honoured. Alex Cuba, RVZ.. I even had a few beer with the late great songwriter "Ron Hynes" and talked songs ! He even knew who I was ! His song " Godspeed",written for the late Gene MacLellan, is beautiful ! Roy "Bim" Forbes, Connie Kaldor, Bill Henderson, Shari Ulrich..my bandmates...I am not name dropping here, just appreciating- celebrating a much maligned species. My Dad said to me more than once "Most people are good". I believe it. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Mark Perry

What a band eh ! Over the years I have been so fortunate to have some great people and players on my side. Right now there some really awesome gigs coming, from Bella Coola Bella Coola Music Festival to Butchart gardens..and I am really hoping to show off my friends ! Mark T and Kiri...! woohoo !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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