AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK PUNCH - PT 1
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Mark Punch is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who started playing in bands after leaving school in the early '70s. After a couple years, he joined a band that featured a young singer, Richard Kaal, who had a recording deal with EMI, and producer Rod Coe. Mark thus played on his first recording sessions.
This was the beginning of a long career of playing with most, if not all, of the major singers of the last 35 years in Australia. He continues to do so today.
Mark met Renée Geyer and started a band in 1975, which began a frequent association of recording and touring. He currently has a live trio called "The Bluemoons," and plays rockabilly, soul & R&B tunes in a wild mix of styles.
He is also a songwriter, and has had success with "Heading in the Right Direction" with Renée, and "Words Are not Enough" for John English ... as well as many songs co-written with musical partner, contemporary singer/songwriter Jackie Bristow.