Mark's long-awaited fifth LP, is available worldwide now!
Dublin-native Mark Geary is a celebrated musician who began his career more than 20 years ago. In 1992, Mark bought a one-way ticket to New York City and spent several years honing his craft playing the local circuit in the East Village which included numerous appearances at the acclaimed Sin-é cafe with other upcoming artists including friend Jeff Buckley.
During that time, Mark's songwriting skills and engaging live performances garnered him a dedicated audience, the respect and esteem of his peers, and a reputation as one of the finest songsmiths of his generation.
Mark is described as a "quintessential singer-songwriter" and his records have been hailed as encapsulating both boisterous joy and gentle, delicate moments that endear themselves to the listener and evoke comparisons to artists such as Van Morrison, John Lennon, Elliot Smith and Richard Thompson.
His body of work includes 4 studio albums, 2 live recordings and collaborations with a number of artists including the 2013 release of a charity version of his song 'Christmas Biscuits' with friend Glen Hansard in aid of St Vincent De Paul, in Ireland.
Mark has also lent his talents to the visual arts scoring several films including “Loggerheads” (2005), “Steel City” (2006) and TriBeCa Film Festival favourite, “Sons of Perdition” (2010) as well as having songs featured in episodes of the TV shows “Bones” and “One Tree Hill”.
Throughout 2015 and 2016, Mark toured Germany and Switzerland during which, included a headline spot on the critically acclaimed “Songs from Ireland: Old and New” as well as support on multiple occasions for his dear friend Glen Hansard.
Touring and performing are Mark's lifeblood and passion, and his finely crafted songs and charismatic storytelling provide his audience with a unique experience on every occasion. Over the last 20 years Mark has toured all around Europe, the US and Australia, and has shared the stage with performers such as The Swell Season, Glen Hansard, The Frames, Josh Ritter, Bell X1, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders and Joe Strummer.
Mark will be releasing his highly anticipated fifth studio album “The Fool” in Autumn 2017 with European and U.S. dates to follow. “Battle of Troy” the first single off the forthcoming album will be released May 19, 2017.
“His delicate songs about love and defiance.....recall Richard Thompson and John Lennon.....one of the East Village's favorite adopted sons.”
- Time Out, New York
Of the album “Ghosts”-
“a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.” - Billboard Magazine
“After the final notes have faded into the ether, you feel as though you've been through some significant experience.”
- Irish Music Central
“He's the quintessential singer-songwriter.”
- Hot Press
“consistently turns out some amazing records” - Hybrid Magazine
“Geary can add or take away from his songs, the result is always good, their transparent simplicity is compelling and the lush harmonies are enough to give you goosebumps.”
- Zürcher Oberländer Zeitung