March 25, 2016
The ten track Mark Knopfler- Evelyn Glennie soundtrack, Altamira, will be available from this Friday, April 1, through iTunes and Amazon. The film, which features Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett, is the story of the man who discovered Altamira’s caves in the 19th century. More information can be found here.
March 9, 2016
Sir George Henry Martin CBE the English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician died aged 90 on the 8th of March.
“It’s going to be hard to imagine a world of music without George in it. He was a lovely man who gave so much of his talent and of himself. I am proud to have been his friend and grateful to have so many happy memories of him. My thoughts are with Lady Judy and Giles at this time.” – MK
February 27, 2016
On April 9 long-time Shadows drummer Brian Bennett is to release an album of film music by British composer John Barry. Among the guest artists on the album, Mark plays on All The Time In The World, a song from the soundtrack of the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with Hal David lyrics which became a huge hit for jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Mark, a lifelong Shadows fan, says that All The Time In The World “was one of Barry’s personal favourites. It was such a thrill to be asked to contribute to this version by Brian, one of my all-time favourite great drummers and a fine composer and arranger himself. To find myself playing a wonderful John Barry composition with Brian Bennett on drums was an unforgettable experience,” Mark adds, “For guitar aficionados, I dropped my usual style for this recording and used an old Fender Stratocaster with heavy gauge strings, playing it with a pick instead of my fingers and using the tremolo arm on the instrument to create vibrato rather than my neck hand.”
February 21, 2016
Brendan Healy, the great North-East comedian, actor and musician who passed away on Thursday evening, was a much loved figure who will be missed by countless thousands on Tyneside and beyond. Brendan made everything he did look easy but he was a consummate professional and took his work seriously. He was a lovely, talented man and a brave one. I am proud to have known him. MK
January 13, 2016
‘Wheelchairs. NOT millionaires! Tell Ontario’s government, DON’T sell public land out from under our disabled children, veterans, seniors, and their families. Let them keep a small, fully accessible piece of paradise.
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January 11, 2016
“What sad news. David Bowie’s message was always one of individuality, creativity and freedom of expression and inspired so many.” MK