"After that, more gigs I hope, and another CD recording in the autumn."
(AUTUMN MUSIC LTD)
For a debut CD, Latecomer oozes confidence and quality. Mark's voice is soft, clear, smooth and distinctive; his lyrics are evocative of a life's experiences and burnished with a golden nostalgic glow; his fingerpicking guitar is sophisticated; and while the music is hardly radical it suits the tone and spirit of the songs and is blessed with the presence of luminaries from the folk world. It may have taken Mark 30 years to find his way back to music but this is a joy of an album and just proves the old adage right - it's far better late than never!
Review by Phil Widdows