The singer-songwriter was in flying form in The Workman's Club.
With a new album – the fragile and beautifully hushed Songs About Love, Songs About Leaving – set for release on June 8 and an Irish tour now underway, Mark Geary found the time to talk and play exclusively for Hot Press.
Settling into the Workman's Club, Dublin, he ran through some new numbers, including lead single 'Get Here', with some very able backing from Grainne Hunt and Graham Hopkins . After that, it was time for a chat, as Geary mused on the importance of silence, how travel has broadened his mind and the current state of the music industry.
Click here, for a full list of upcoming dates. A full in-depth interview with Mark (he nipped around the corner for a coffee with Craig Fitzpatrick once the camera stopped rolling) will feature in a forthcoming issue of Hot Press.
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