Archives The Basque Music Machine Mikel Markez Live in London September 2011
We are thrilled Mikel will come back to perform for us on Saturday, September 24th 2011, in the Haggerston Community Centre, Hackney. Once again we would ask you to join us to celebrate this special event. Mikel has been working on a new album and will be performing many of these new songs. All we can say is, it was a real privilage having him performing last year in Oxford House, and we are equally looking forward to see him once more in London. The hall we have hired this time is the same we did hire for the last Bertso bazkaria, and that went really well, so we are anticipating a great event in all. There will be food and refreshments available. Tickets, £5. Doors open at 7.00 pm
Please, as ever, we would appreciate it if you contact us to confirm your assinstance. Contact us as well if you would like to find out more about the Society, this event, or, if you want to give us a hand on the day.
Haggerston Community Centre, Hackney - Address:
179 Haggerston Road Hackney London E8 4JA. Underground & Rail: Haggerston station.
About Mikel Markez
Born in Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, in 1971, he started playing the guitar, writing songs and performing live at the age of 15. In 1989 recorded his first demo tape, which turned out to be a great help to open up his musical career. He has written the music, collaborating with with literary writer Pako Aristi, for several theatre plays.
He has performed live over 1500 times, just about in any possible place in the Basque Country. He has been billed and has participated in concerts featuring artists such as Silvio Rodriguez, Mikel Laboa, Benito Lertxundi and Paco Ibañez, amongst many others. Likewise, he has collaborated both in live and studio projects with artists such as Kepa Junkera, Sanchis y Jocano, Alaitz eta Maider, Niko Etxart, Jexuxmai Lopetegi, and has written lyrics for many other artists or bands. Internationally, he has performed in several European countries as well as in Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, US...
Mikel Markez Discography
"...eta etorri egin zait..."( 1991)
"Oroitzapenak oparitzen ditut"( 1993)
"Zertarako mugak jarri"( 1995)
"Kantu erotikoak" (1997) .
"Dena hankaz gora"( 1999)
"Tribuaren hitz galduak"( 1999)
"Erabil nazazu”( 2004)
“Zure begiek, bilduma (1988-2008)” (2008).