News Archives: June 2021

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Streets of London Prize Draw

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Mark has donated a signed 2011 Fender Signature Stratocaster in aid of the Streets of London #ComeOnHome fundraiser. 

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society, and the last year has been a particularly tough time for them. Centres across London are doing all they can to keep providing support despite being hard-hit by a loss of funding. By entering this special prize draw you will help raise vital funds to support homeless people.

Tickets are £5 per entry and can be purchased until Friday 25th June, worldwide. 

For more information and to purchase tickets:


Online Charity Raffles: Update

Zoe’s Place raffles – the winners

BIA half speed vinyl album signed by Mark and Guy raised
£477 for Zoe’s Place. Congratulations to winner Isabella L
from Italy.

John Illsley Gold Disc Award raised £1685 for Zoe’s Place.
Congratulations to winner Alex R from London, UK.

Special thanks to Mark, Guy and John.

100% of proceeds go to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice,
Middlesbrough, UK.


The Princess Bride in Concert

Mark’s original score for the beloved film, ’The Princess Bride’, has been newly orchestrated and will have its world premiere on 31st July at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Performed live-to-picture by the renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic, and conducted by David Newman, this is set to be a magical evening under the stars. Tickets and information here:  


Encores vinyl update

Dire Straits’ live EP ‘Encores’ for Record Store Day 2021 will now be released on Black Friday. Originally released in 1993, this limited edition reissue has been newly remastered and pressed on beautiful pink vinyl. This release also comes with an exclusive embossed lithograph – well worth waiting for. Save the date and get a copy from your local independent retailer on November 26th

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