News Archives: 2014

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

New John Illsley CD and gigs

John will release his new CD, Testing the Water, in June. He will be performing with his band at the Jazz Café in Camden, London, on June 19 Tickets

If you happen to be going to the UK’s  Gladsonbury Festival you can catch John on the acoustic stage on the afternoon of the 28th of June.

John will be touring in the UK in September and October. Full details can be found on John’s website.

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Pre-order your copy of Testing The Water.  John is working in collaboration with PledgeMusic to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust. You can obtain a host of other items such as hand-written lyrics, photos, art prints, access to a special ‘pledgers backstage area’ at  the London gig, a signed acoustic guitar and even a round of golf with John.


Mark on Chet

Tom Redmond recently interviewed Mark about his friendship with and admiration for Chet Atkins.

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Mark on new JJ Cale tribute album

July 28th sees the release of Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale. Mark is featured on two of the sixteen tracks – Someday and Train To Nowhere.

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You can stream the album on iTunes Radio and also listen to the entire album here


Special signed limited edition photograph

Photographer Scarlet Page, daughter of Jimmy Page, has taken a series of photographs of various music icons.  The photographs are being sold on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Check them out.

Being sold on ebay is one of Scarlet’s limited edition photographs of Mark which he has signed especially for the auction.


Mark featured in guitar mags

Mark is featured in the March edition of Guitar Techniques magazine.

Announced in the forth-coming April edition, readers of Vintage Guitar magazine have chosen Privateering as ‘album of the year’.


Privateering Deal At PopMarket; Win A Guitar Autographed by Mark!

The LP edition of Mark’s latest release, Privateering, is today’s Daily Deal on PopMarket. This promotion will expire tomorrow (January 24) at noon EST, so don’t wait to check it out.

That’s not all: PopMarket has today also launched a sweepstakes, giving away a Fender Stratocaster autographed by Mark himself. No purchase is necessary, so enter now. Contest closes February 3.  US residents only.


Phil Everly – A message from Mark

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers played a huge part in my young life, helped shape my musical upbringing and influenced so many singers and players, bringing joy to millions. I’m proud to have worked with them.
At this time my thoughts are with Phil’s family and friends.