Bio & Photos
Mark Perry is a Popular & Prolific Singer-Songwriter from Smithers, British Columbia.
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 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. 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.
LIVE Audience Rapport
Mark has a fun knack for building instant rapport with his audience. Through his airplay on national CBC radio and his performances at festivals and sold-out theatres throughout Western Canada, Mark has developed a large following of beloved fans. Ranging in age from 25-75, people connect with the universality of his lyrics and relish his infamous northern BC flavoured stories – hockey games on frozen lakes, small plane crashes in rural mountains, towns dying, towns being born, good times, tragedies and all the people that come with them.
What others say…
“Mark writes the kinds of songs other writers wish they had written.”
~Shari Ulrich, Juno Award-winning musician & songwriter
“Mark Perry had our audience captivated through the entire show. His heart shines through in his voice and his songs. Weeks afterwards people are still coming to me saying how much they loved it. Mark Perry`s performance is a ‘must-see’ and a ‘must-see again’.”
~ Bruce Champion, Terrace Concert Society
“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 2016 – photo Marie Perry