Fusing elements of blues, roots, rock, alternative, folk and classical; as a solo artist Mark has developed a distinctive sound.
Combining his unique vocal tones, ranging from smooth and soulful to rockin' wails, with driving rhythms, intricate melodies and dynamic percussion from his guitar, Mark's original performance is intended to provoke thought, evoke emotions and inspire unity.
Drawing from a selection of original tracks, weaved with improvised instrumentals and poignant sentiments; whether delivering an inspired lyric or sliding and screaming his way around the frets, the sounds of Mark Hillman reach out and envelop listeners in sonic bliss, with the intention of leaving them feeling uplifted and inspired.
Mark has been a member of several bands throughout his career, some of which have made Australian festival appearances. These include; The Walkers, Sons of Ra, Townsville Blues Project, Band of Dawn and Crossroads (some of the festivals listed below were with these bands).
Festival/Gig Apperances include;
Cairns Winter Solstice 2010
Tribal Daze 2011 & 2012 (Twizted Lotus Records)
Woodstock Music & Lifestyle Festival 2012 (Purple Haze Productions)
Cairns Summer Solstice/End of Mayan Celebration 2012
Tribal Rhythms Music & Lifestyle Festival 2013 (Black Wattle DiMenTions)
Aussie Produce @ JCU Cairns (Taesty Gecko Productions)
Dysphemic & Miss Eliza Album Launch @ The Jack - Cairns (Taesty Gecko Productions)
Well, I've known about this for a little while now, but have been waiting for the official lineup announcement to let you all know.
I am extremely happy to say that I've been chosen to play at Collaborations Festival this year. This is an incredible honour for me personally, as this was the second festival I ever attended, and played a massive part in my musical journey.
Also, this year the festival is being held at Sugarbag Station out near Mt. Garnet (inland NQ), which was the same site as my first ever festival (Cairns Winter Solstice 2010), so I really feel like this one will be one of those full circle moments. Big thanks to Ned, Arlene and the rest of the crew for giving me this opportunity - I feel blessed to be involved.
Got some special stuff in store for this one, so don't miss it! Get your tickets now!
Still Waters http://www.facebook.com/pages/page/780783201977613
Mystery Blue Dress http://www.facebook.com/pages/page/1386512071667842
The Comedy Generation
All ORIGINAL local artists, 10 bands over 2 venues for $10.
Tickets: $10 18+
Full Details: http://www.reverbnation.com/show/15659191
Apr, 05 05:30 AM
We're back again at the Hotel Allen for a 2 hour show on Easter Sunday, playing in the beer garden during dinner service - which will also see the return of the Allen's infamous Pig on the Spit buffet dinner. Come on down, enjoy some groovy tunes and great food with genuine, down-to-earth people.
Townsville Blues & Roots Festival @ Old Courthouse Theatre
Apr, 11 06:00 PM
Appearing LIVE with Mark-O and the Townsville Blues Project.
Jul, 17 12:00 AM
17th - 20th July, Sugarbag Station, Mt Garnet, N. Qld - exact set time yet to be announced.