HYBRID BLUES RADIO AIRPLAY
Born in Whakatane (Ngati awa Tribe) and raised in Tauranga, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
A love and passion for all genres of music from Alter Bridge to ZZ Top.
Lead Singer/Song writer for former UK Metal Band, Koru & UK Blues/Classic Rock Originals Band Loose Moorings.
After a 30 year Walkabout in the UK... Places performed, include 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, o2 Islington, London, Swanage Blues Festival, Ace Cafe, London, Harley Davidson/Ducati Motorcycles Maidstone, UK and Germany to name a few.
International Radio Airplay including UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Brasil, New Zealand and Australia.
International songwriting awards include Best Latin American song “Left in Limbo”
4th with his song "ENOUGH" in Worldwide Song Competition for "Best Ballad"
Three Albums KORU Medusa, Loose Moorings and Loose Moorings Two
Loving being back home on his native country Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Loving Hybrid Blues
Born in Auckland, Dean studied piano from the age of 8 years old at the Trinity School of Music in London.
At the age of 14, after hearing Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile on the radio it was the end of piano and the beginning of guitar. Dean played in bands around Auckland in the early 90's when things where pretty much underground.
He then moved to Tauranga early 2000 and found a great music scene soon to be performing with the Premier Rock covers Band 'Rising Tide'.
Now a crucial element to Hybrid Blues, enjoying creating new and exciting originals.
Mark was born in Auckland and his first serious instrument study was three years of violin when he was a teenager.
When his schoolmates decided to start a band, they didn't need a violin, so he had some drum lessons from the late Neil Dunningham and played in 'The Statsz' at Onehunga High School.
He later played for the 'The Traitors' and Auckland covers band 'Maximum Load' that played at the Anglo-American Bikers‘ Club Annual Memorial Easter Run at Waikino in 1989 and 1990 in front of thousands of "inebriated and appreciative bikers".
Mark also displays his Baritone Vocal talents by also performing with the Mauao Choir, led by Emily Macklow.
Now a valuable Friend/Band Member/Creator of the Hybrid Blues Original Music....and Loving it!