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Blues: Piano Blues Rock: Acoustic Moods: Solo Male Artist

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Marky Dawson

Marky Dawson was born and raised in Broadstone, Dorset. Growing up surrounded by his dad’s impressive record collection it was almost inevitable that he would develop a love for music.

And so he grew up with influences such as Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, Queen and Elton John, to name but a few. He started playing piano at age 14 and pretty soon started writing his own songs.

He moved to London to get ‘spotted’ and he did get spotted, by his manager and publisher Adrian Rox. (Adrian also discovered Michael McIntyre during his days in the comedy business). Playing over 100 gigs a year, Marky has been serving his ‘apprenticeship’ doing solo gigs mainly in London and on the South Coast, and also in mainland Europe.

His debut CD was released in autumn 2015 featuring piano/vocal piano/vocal songs and it's called ‘First Takes’. The piano was recorded at Derek Nash’s studio (Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) with vocals and production done by Mike Peters (B*witched, Liberty X). It includes a seminal unplugged version of Queen’s ‘Radio Gaga’, along with 5 impressive originals.

Marky has guested with Ben Waters, Daniel Smith, John O’Leary/Alan Glen and supported Never The Bride on many occasions and also Ben Montague. Nikki Lambourn (NTB’s vocalist) is also Marky’s vocal coach (she coaches the likes of Beverley Knight, Newton Faulkner). There's a promo version of the opening track of the CD, 'Staring At The Ceiling' made by VocalZone/Absolute Music, which can be found on youtube on VocalZone's channel.