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 Koukoulis
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 accompanying the doyen of English folk, Roy Bailey, 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’s also Roy Bailey‘s driver and accompanist
Marc books performers for and helps run Queer Spirit Festival
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