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Mark Wells Alt. Country Album Launch

Mark Wells Enters New Territory With Alt. Country Launch At Lizotte’s Newcastle

Award-winning Novocastrian singer-songwriter Mark Wells will release his debut alt. country CD ‘Playing With Fire’ on Friday, 14 August at Lizotte’s Newcastle.

Mark WellsThe event will feature a live performance by Wells with a full seven-piece band, and will also include special guests such as 2009 Female Artist of the Year Golden Guitar winner Catherine Britt and Golden Guitar nominee Morgan Evans.

A number of Aussie Country luminaries perform with Wells on Playing With Fire, including Britt & the ARIA award-winning Bill Chambers (father of Kasey & founder of Dead Ringer Band).

“I’m really happy with the way the CD sounds,” said Wells. “I was lucky to have so many great musicians play on this record, and I’m twice blessed because most of them are playing at the launch too!”

Wells’ band includes ABC Newcastle Music Awards winners Ngariki and Bob Corbett, as well as local legends Dave Carter, Matt Gaudry & Brian Daly. Rounding out this great lineup is Wells’ good friend, multi-instrumentalist Jason Bone.

Bone also produced the EP for Wells, which saw him tracking a large portion of the songs live in the studios around Newcastle.

The alt. country flavours and textures on this release take Wells in to new songwriting territory, a long way from the pop-rock sounds of his previous work both solo and with Supersonic.

Wells does appear to have a flair for the country sound, having been awarded the prestigious Songwriter’s Prize at the Telstra Road to Tamworth in 2008. As part of his prize, Wells travelled to Nashville, Tennessee to work with US country music’s top songwriters and Universal Music.

“It was a great experience”, said Mark, “and those experiences helped me to find where I wanted to head with my songwriting. This stuff is raw, honest storytelling … but it’s great fun too!”

To hear the results of this Mark’s exciting musical journey, get along to the official release of Playing With Fire at Lizotte’s Newcastle on Friday, 14 August.

Kicking off the evening at 8:30pm will be Wells’ good friend and songstress Caitlin Harnett.

Bookings are essential. Book online at or link through Mark’s website at

  • What: Mark Wells’ Playing With Fire EP Launch
  • Where: Lizotte’s Newcastle, 31 Morehead St, Lambton
  • When: Friday, 14th August 2009, 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $10 each

Posted on July 28th, 2009 in Artists, Events

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