Mark Somers Trio
My Leeds project. Together with wonderful musicians David Bowie on double bass and Richard Bostock on saxophone and clarinet.
In 2016 we recorded the album 'Sweet Turmoil' together and feature strongly on my new album, 'Restless Poetry'.
On stage we re-create the songs we've recorded.
From tight arrangements to improvised sections, we weave and listen, and create a gentle atmosphere with the occasional edge.
David Bowie Jr. Bio :
Dave is primarily a soul boy, just looking for the groove. A 25-year association with sax player Snake Davis and guitarist Mark Creswell has established him as probably the UK’s only Northern Soul bass player — working with Martha Reeves and Edwin Starr (among a legion of other Motown stars) and recording with Blue.
His early pop career was managed (largely for deaf ears) by Andy Kershaw and included a single with TV presenter Carol Vorderman.
A whimsical career path has included punk/art band The Mekons, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (George Hinchliffe said ‘Dave is more intelligent than a bass-player needs to be’), tango and Cuban charanga. He plays with symphony orchestras and chamber groups in Leeds and York, and has recorded with Steve Phillips, Emily Druce and Brendan Croker.
He is currently also involved in a project with Snake Davis and Helen Watson called the Burden of Paradise as well as playing with Belgian songwriter and guitarist par excellence Mark Somers.