Saturday 24 June
Byron Mark ‘Amalgamation’
In October 2016, Byron Mark launched his debut album ‘Amalgamation’ to a sell out crowd and it was one of the highlights of the year. Presented as a festival showcasing his varied musical talents across many genres and featuring 30 guest musicians and dancers!!
After years of collaborating/touring/performing with many great artists ‘Amalgamation’ captured a certain magic. Byron returns to the stage with Amalgamation to take you on yet another musical journey around the world, featuring many tracks from this album. This time diving even deeper into the territories of Classical, Flamenco, African, Indian, and his twist on acoustic Pop featuring his innovative multitasking percussion station. Featuring 12 highly acclaimed musicians, we’re in for a sonic treat!
Since the debut launch of AMALGAMATION, Byron has gone on to achieve a top 5 ranking in the Australian Independent Music Awards in the ‘instrumental composition’ category in 2016 for his piece ‘Fuego Nocturno’. His film clip for ‘Piano Dance’ also ranked in the top 10 in the UK Song-writing Competition out of thousands of entries around the globe.
Byron Mark - Piano, Percussion (other musical objects)
Vocalists: Rosie Henshaw, Luke Koteras, Rafael Alcolea
Instrumentalists: Luke Koteras (guitar); Damian de Boos-Smith (cello & bass); Nicholas Mark (didgeridoo); Keyna Wilkins (flute); Rosie Henshaw (sitar); Sisa Kori & Shane Barrett (drums); Jeff Argent (cajon); Greg Alfonzetti (flamenco guitar); Maharshi Raval (tabla); Mick Stuart (polymba).
Dancers: Chachy Peñalver & Kat Hoyos.