Name Mark Porter with The Blues Burners
Venue Apollonian Hotel
Starts Sunday, 17 March 2019 @ 12:00pm
Finishes Sunday, 17 March 2019 @ 3:00pm
Genres Blues
Admission Free

Mark is a third generation musician,
influenced by the early music that came out of Americas Deep South.
His renditions are raw, played on acoustic and Dobro guitars, backed by a stomp box.
Classic blues with earthy originals, delivered with impressive presence,
that's never overstated.

Growing up in Adelaide, he was surrounded by music.
His Grandfather Albert started the first brass band in Thebarton.
Mark's father Max played sax and clarinet and led a sixteen piece orchestra.
When Mark first picked up the guitar his early influences were country and folk music, until he heard Eric Claptons' renditions of Robert Johnson.
He has been playing the blues ever since.

Mark formed his first blues band,
" Texas Flood " in the mid 90's and they played the Central Queensland area extensively.

In 2004 he made the move to the Sunshine Coast.
Immediately joining local band "The Blues Burners"

2007 saw the release of Mark's debut solo album, produced and engineered by legendary
guitar player Tim Gaze.
Tim also plays on the album with
well known blues harp maestro Doc Span
and Sydney bass player, Mark's brother, Red Porter.

Shortly after the release, he hit the road to promote the album, travelling Aust. for 5yrs,
playing gigs in Qld, NT, WA and SA.

He is continually playing solo gigs throughout Australia and Overseas.

Recent Festival appearances---

Gympie Music Muster, Qld.
Rotorua Blues Festival, New Zealand.
Agnes Water Blues Festival, Qld.
Festival Of King Island, Tasmania.

Mark released a new Album in 2017.
"Porter Bros. Blues"
A collaboration with brother Red.
Again featuring Tim Gaze and Doc Span.

2018 has seen Mark touring again---

Sunshine Coast to Cooktown.
June/July 2018

South Western Queensland.
November 2018.

Upcoming tour----

Sunshine Coast to Darwin.
May/June 2019.

South Western Queensland.
July/August 2019.