Spotlight: Mark Martyre
Mark Martyre is a Toronto singer/songwriter/poet/musician who describes his music as a perfect fit for “cafes or house concerts”. His gritty style instantly has you thinking Dylan and Cohen…some even have thrown the name Springsteen into that ‘who does he remind you of’ mix.
Mark has been making music, and writing for years. He published two books of poetry and prose “Wondering Down the Road” (2008) and “Drifting Magentically” (2009), and had some of his works published in arts and culture magazines.
After a busy 2011 of playing shows throughout Ontario, Mark has kicked off 2012 with release of a box set. Handmade out of wood, this unique box certainly stands out and has already made an impression on those who’ve eagerly picked up a copy. The box set contains six live bootleg CDs, recorded at shows in 2011, as well as photos, and other liner notes. Each box set is signed by Mark, and comes with a pin.
Mark has been engaging audiences with his lyrics and introspective songs, and his live performances have also garnered attention and praise from other notable songwriters such as Stephen Stanley, and Peter Katz, who said that Mark has, “fantastic lyrics,” and that, “he clearly has a really warm soul and a passion for writing and music.”
For more information about Mark or about his Live 2011 Box Set, please visit www.markmartyre.com
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Connie Bernardi plays the role of radio announcer on Majic 100 in Ottawa, full time music blogger and seeker of new music. Latest and greatest bragging right…a Canadian singer/songwriter by the name of James Struthers wrote a song about me. True story.