In the short period since the release of their 2013 debut “Days Of Destiny”, the Mark Pontin Group established themselves firmly on the UK blues/rock scene. With rave reviews the album achieved extensive airplay all around the world, and saw the band break onto the playlists of several major UK radio stations. Multiple award nominations followed as the Swansea-based band (Wales) found themselves backing acts such as The Royal Southern Brotherhood and Walter Trout.
The second album “Textures” proofs again that Mark Pontin’s abilities as a guitarist easily put him in the upper echelons of blues and rock players. His vocals can turn on a dime from gritty and raw to smooth and melodic, displaying enviable range without the strain and the kind of control and dynamics rarely seen in a blues/rock context. As a songwriter, Mark displays the kind of versatility seldom seen within the often predictably rigid confines of the blues/rock scene and demonstrates how easily – when you know how – the genre can be incorporate shades of jazz, funk, soul and pop music. Out in UK; Release date for Europe: April 1.
Mark Pontin: guitar & vocals
Alun Walters: bass
Dafydd Davies: drums
Ayesha Pontin: keyboards & vocals
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