BBC Southeast Today local news item

Here’s a local news item by BBC Southeast today on myself and the lost art of ‘vamping’ on the piano. Originally went out in April 2013, you can link through to the BBC online copy here .

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Don’t be confused by the name Rockin’ Mark Vis

You may have seen the name ‘Rockin’ Mark Vis’ on the odd youtube clip or some older publicity of mine and wondered what that was about. Mark Vis is the stage name I used in the 90s when working in street and physical theatre. I resurrected it when I started busking with the piano and gave it the additional tag of Rockin’. However having tried it for a while I realised that I prefered to be known by my actual name of Mark Davies and so the stage name was put to rest – Rockin Mark Vis is no more, though the rockin’ definitely lives on!

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A taste of the music I plays

A short video I made down the pub to give you an idea of the styles of music I play – enjoy!

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