What they say...

“Another brilliant example of Mark Perry’s ability to weave a great story that has humor, social commentary, commercial observations and the perils of the failure to find balance. It’s the little added observations in Perry’s songs that make his contributions so important and significant. ”
~ Bruce Swan, WPKN / WRFR Review

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

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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

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...

Mark Perry is one of Canada’s great bard’s, known and loved for his socially-narrative, good-humoured and thought-provoking songs. He sweeps you up in animated tales of real characters and events, paying homage to the tenacity of towns and folks when mills are closing, rivers are rising, and the only hope for a family car is to trade “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. Set to release his 13th album ‘Northwest’ in Fall 2021, Mark is recognized far and wide as a great storyteller of time & place. He draws us in and connects us from coast to coast.

“New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern BC has Mark Perry.”

New Releases 2021

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Upcoming Shows

August 28, 2021 • BV Exhibition Headliner

“NORTHWEST” ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

September/October 2021 • TBA northern BC

November 2021 • TBA Alberta

November 2021 • TBA southern BC

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aaaand... here's Mark's Press Release (posted by admin) - thanks Fritz Media: ‘Who Am I’ is the 3rd single from Mark Perry’s new album 'Northwest' set for release in the Fall of 2021. The song is a product of the pandemic and asks the existential question of the moment - who am I?"It's a big question many of us pack around," says Perry. "When what we perceive as 'normal' in life suddenly wavers, we begin to question what ‘normal' ever was. The COVID-19 pandemic tore down many of our perceptions. Our social life became restricted. So many things we enjoyed — a cup of coffee or tea, a beer, a glass of wine with friends — became questionable events. Work places were adjusted to slow down social interaction. We humans stumbled and began to show cracks."‘Who Am I’ is about that waltz through despair and self doubt. It's almost a strange dance through depression, anxiety and dementia. We question our perceptions, yet we keep moving onward because we must. It sounds slightly different because of its guitar tuning and chord voicings. The mix of a relatively quick feel and rhythm with a haunting melody, project a subtle sense of optimism."'Who Am I' – like most of the tracks on Perry’s upcoming album 'Northwest', was written during the COVID-19 pandemic and recorded “COVID long distance” style with Perry’s producer in Whitehorse, Yukon, and musicians recording in their own remote studios across Canada — from Tobin James Frank in Victoria, to Mip in Toronto, Andrea McColeman in Whitehorse, and Perry, Mark Thibeault, Kiri Daust, and Ian Olmstead in Smithers, BC, Canada. You can LISTEN to and PURCHASE the song here: markperry.bandcamp.com/ and find it on all other digital streaming platformsThanks Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia and the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council for support. #creativebc #amplifybc Music BC #musicislife ... See MoreSee Less
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