Mark Perry is a Popular & Prolific Singer-Songwriter from Smithers, British Columbia.
He released his 10th album in 2016 — Northern Waters — and toured northwest BC playing sold-out ‘standing-room only’ concerts. The album was recorded just outside of Nashville TN with talented producer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Dawson.
It’s been 26 years since Mark Perry released his first CD, Dreams of the Highway, in 1990 with his West Coast hero Roy Forbes (Bim) and he’s continued to produce successful albums ever since. He has toured western Canada playing festivals, theatre concerts and bars, and has developed a large following of fans who connect with his storytelling and infamous northwest BC-style songs — hockey games on frozen lakes, plane crashes, bank robberies, towns dying, towns being born, good times and tragedies and all the people that come with them.
Mark is currently touring with accompanying musician & luthier Mark Thibeault, and talented violin/fiddle player Kiri Daust. They are joined by accomplished percussion and bass musicians for appropriate venues.
What others say…
“Mark writes the kinds of songs other writers wish they had written.”
~Shari Ulrich, Juno Award-winning musician & songwriter
“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 North
“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 newspaper, Vancouver, BC
Mark Perry 2011 – photo Wendy Perry
Mark Perry 2013 – photo Wendy Perry
Mark Perry 2016 – photo Marie Perry