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Issue:-  31 October 2014

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Southport pub gets a very intimate solo performance by Mark Morris...
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THE local pub on Cable Street in Southport is getting back to providing good old live music for the Town. So much so that over the last few months they have even built a stage for musicians to perform on. One of the latest artists to play at the Ship and Anchor was a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English Indie outfit, The Bluetones', Mark Morriss Mark, who has just celebrated his 43rd Birthday, he played to a packed out pub, on Friday, 24 October 2014. For his fans this was a fantastic opportunity to get close and personal with him. Many had travelled from far and wide, with some staying over in the town's B&B's after travelling from down South, other came from Chester and even Manchester. As many locals know, the venue is not massive, so many who did arrive late could not get in, so it goes with out saying that if the venue had been bigger, it would still have been packed out! But for those who did see him in this very intimate performance space, he truly entertained them. To us, his performance was a credit to him, as the close proximity of an audience to a performer of his calibre can be extremely intimidating as they are often not accustomed to big audiences in big venues. Those attending got the chance to see him play and to hear his second solo album:- 'A Flash Of Darkness', that is out now, being performed live! He also took feedback from his fans. It was not just Mark who performed that night though, as promoter Dan Morrison, from EndOfEntertainment, had organised special guests, Robert John, Hollow Earth and Darren Leonard to warm the fans up. All of them performed brilliant sets, giving the place lively and rocking start before Mark took to the stage.

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