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Not many musicians have the cult status of Mark Mulcahy. He’s the former singer of the well regarded and influential Miracle Legion, and ringleader of Polaris, the fictional house band of the beloved ‘90s Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. Now a solo artist Mark’s work has widespread critical praise from the likes of Uncut and The Guardian, as well as having his first album, Fathering featured in Nick Hornby’s book, 31 Songs. 

Since his solo debut, Mark has released a further five albums, done numerous tours of the UK and Europe, countless radio sessions and cemented his reputation as a brilliant songwriter with a remarkable voice. He is respected by many of his contemporary luminaries like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, The National and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, who alongside others banded together to record an album of his songs after Mark’s wife tragically passed away in 2008.

The Gus is his latest album (released July 2019) and channels Mulcahy’s ear for a tune into taking on the role of a storyteller to create ten infectious songs that combine his unique view of the world with stories that absorb listeners more with every listen. He will be touring to promote the album late August/early September and will be performing at Cluny 2, Newcastle on Friday 6th September. Tickets are £12.50 (plus booking fee) and available from The Cluny’s website.

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