MARC’S NEW ALBUM FAERIE FIRE DANCES IS OUT NOW.
“…you can all but feel yourself carried off to some campfire gathering of otherworldly spirits..” – Tim Cumming, Songlines
“…a major leap forward…full of warmth, honesty and real magic” – Ian Croft, Rock ‘n’ Reel [FOUR STARS]
“…there’s a universality in the words and the music that deserves to find a wide audience – Mike Davies, Folking.com
“Marc Block is a very talented singer-songwriter, and a man who makes a great contribution to the folk world” – Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk
“…an amazing voice…” – Tim Walker, BBC R Lincs
“The perfect voice for folk music” – Frank Hennessy, BBC R Wales
“His best work to date” – Roger Williams, A World of Difference
“A stunning piece of work” – Edwin Beasant
Rootsy Radical Faerie singer of original and traditional songs in the folk idiom, Marc is inspired and moved by Spirit to sing his own truth, playing guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and Bodhràn.
Photos by Tom-Diana Koukoulis, hair by Arlen Bone, face by Astro, Princess of Axolotls.
Marc Block has been performing most of his life. A singer from an early age, he also loved acting until seven drama schools turned him down at age 18, and his new-found love of writing songs and guitar-playing took over. He first appeared at a folk club at the Rutland Angler in Oakham in 1984 with the group Fiddler’s Elbow, and was booked for his first paid gig, with Tony Wells as The Unison Twins, in 1986 by the Acoustic Alternative at the Magazine in Leicester.
Now a seasoned folkie, Marc is a highly engaging and personable performer, disarming and wooing his audiences with his emotional honesty, and combining tradition and innovation with a magickal and Queer slant to his songwriting.
A Musician in Healthcare by day, Marc is also known for being driver and accompanist to the great Roy Bailey in the last years of his life, and helps to run Queer Spirit Festival, probably the only festival of its kind in Europe.
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Marc’s main job is with Wellspring Music CIC
He was Roy Bailey‘s driver and accompanist
Marc books performers for and helps run Queer Spirit Festival
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