What they say...

“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 they say...

“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

What they say...

“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

What they say...

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

 

~ Tom Best, Interior News

What they say...

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

 

~ Joe Taylor, Blast! Toronto

What they say...

“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

What they say...

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

What they say...

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

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

 

A dozen albums strong, Mark Perry is deeply loved in regions across Canada for his good-humoured, thought-provoking performances and socially-narrative songs. He is recognized as an important storyteller of time & place, sweeping you up in emotional and animated tales of sinking ferries, springtime floods, NHL dreams… or buying a car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. “New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern BC has Mark Perry,” salutes music reviewer Frank Peebles. Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down… this Canadian singer-songwriter draws us in with his personal insights and reminds us who we are. His rich vocals & guitar are accompanied by everything from accordion & violin to pedal steel, drums & bass. He draws upon his huge repertoire of music, both contemplative and lively, performing 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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Fall 2020

Mark Perry Trio, Alberta tour (stay tuned – venue dates TBA soon)
 

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3 weeks ago

Mark Perry

THE BOSS !
Bruce Springsteen turned 70 this past week. I had "Born to Run" on 8 track. I listened to "Jungleland" and was transported to New York city. To me, he represents so much of what is good about our bigger than life neighbour.
When I saw him live in Vancouver, the late, great Clarence Clemons sat on a throne between solos. He was on his last legs and it was extremely moving.
His book to me was riveting and I loved it. Strangely I felt so much in common with him. I think that is what connects him to so many of us. He is a true man of the people. Bruce, Thanks so much for being you !
When we get frustrated by Donald T...we have to remember it's a great country with great people..
thanks & merci x1000 Bruce...!
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3 weeks ago

Mark Perry

Just back from Vancouver, Matt and Anne - a new skyline, the musical "Rent" and the amazing Elton John. 4 day whirlwind tour ! The Broadway show "Rent" left me a little confused at time but some of the vocals were soooo good. A neat experience. I have always loved Vancouver and we saw some cool parts of it, Vancouver Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, and walked East Hastings to Robson street.
I am not an Elton John junkie, Jane wanted to go, so we did. Rogers arena, seated right up at the very last row, we enjoyed a great band and show. At 72, Elton John said it was his last show and he performed with great energy. Very impressive !
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1 month ago

Mark Perry

Something special about a bike ride, wearing shorts and feeling good on a warm fall day. Endorphins or what ? If a person could bottle this - wow ! We are talking about gigs in 2020...in some pretty interesting places. Working on a little home studio. Psyched for Alex Cuba's listening party tomorrow night. See you soon ! ... See MoreSee Less

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