June 11, 2016

Mobile Piano mk2 up and running

Mobile Piano mk2

My mk2 mobile piano has been in action for a few months now and is working a treat. It’s a bigger, bolder upright than the first mobile piano, with a fuller, more majestic sound. I have developed various features from the first, including moving from a 2 to 4 wheel setup, improving the amplification/mic set up and adding brakes. As with the mk1 version, it’s rolls easily in and out of my van and fits through a standard 28″ width door and so it’s easily transportable and gets into most venues and places, indoors or out. To see and find out more visit the Facebook page

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September 11, 2015

Developing mobile piano no.2

My first mobile piano has done me proud, but the time to upgrade the instrument has come. So watch this space for the mark 2 version, coming soon!

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June 26, 2014

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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June 26, 2014

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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June 26, 2014

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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