Herts-based singer-songwriter takes inspiration from recording in America and embarks on two UK tours in lead-up to first single and EP release
After an inspired trip to the US in 2016 to make a record in Bruce Springsteen’s hometown with acclaimed producer, Steve Greenwell, Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter, Mark Sullivan, is gaining some serious musical momentum. He recently embarked on a Coffee House Tour across the UK’s universities which follows with a Caffè Nero Tour in February, all in the lead-up to the release of his first single, Warm Your Bones, taken from his forthcoming EP ‘Still Good For Nothing’ out March 10th.
Warm Your Bones is written from a man’s prospective of when he is in love and in a long-term relationship. He is explaining that throughout everything; the arguments, the ups and downs, that none of it matters. All that matters is that he loves her and would do anything for her. To accompany the beautiful guitar driven, timeless pop classic is the equally beautiful accompanying video shot by up and coming filmmakers Tusko Pictures. It does exactly what it says on the tin – ‘Warm Your Bones’.
Sullivan is no stranger to live performance; he’s been a working musician for some 20 years, and has shared stages with major names at big UK festivals including Isle of Wight and Big Feastival.
“I’ve always been a band guy, so I like to fill my sound out as much as I can; I’d love to put a band together someday, but for now, it’s more of a one man band,” he smiles, adding that he hopes to don the same festival stages and more this summer. “After the experience of making the album in the US, I am looking at things with a little more focus; we have a proper booking agent on board now, and a real ‘plan’, so things are looking bright; it’s now a case of making it all happen.”
“I’m also playing [venues] in Camden and Hackney during that period, and then we have a packed out February including a date at The Bedford in Balham for Independent Venues Week, which should be a good one,” Sullivan reveals.
Sullivan remains positive, yet humble, about what might happen next.
Mark Sullivan releases his single Warm Your Bones taken for the EP Still Good For Nothing on March 10th.