The Mark Pontin Group - Live at The Earl Haig @ EARL HAIG Memorial CLUB, Cardiff [28 August]

The Mark Pontin Group - Live at The Earl Haig


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28
August
18:00 - 20:00

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EARL HAIG Memorial CLUB
23 Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2XJ Cardiff
Mark Pontin Group
August bank Holiday Monday 6pm
EARL HAIG Memorial CLUB

Mark Pontin is a genuine triple threat. If he were solely a singer the new album from The Mark Pontin Group would stand head and shoulders above the pack on that strength alone. His effortless vocals can turn on a dime from gritty and raw to smooth and melodic, displaying enviable range without the strain and the kind of control and dynamics rarely seen in a blues/rock context. His abilities as a guitarist easily put him in the upper echelons of blues and rock players, in the UK or anywhere else for that matter. His beautifully nuanced playing, musicianly without over-indulgence, at times wrangles massive sounds from a Marshall amp, at others coaxes delicate harmonics from an acoustic guitar. As a songwriter, Mark displays the kind of versatility rarely seen within the often predictably rigid confines of the blues/rock scene and demonstrates how easily — when you know how — the genre can incorporate shades of jazz, funk, soul and pop music.
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