Mark Andrew

Our City Radio Write Up

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013

http://minneapolis.ourcityradio.com/music-news/mark-andrews   SEP17 Mark Andrew WRITTEN BY SJKLIMEK2013. POSTED IN EVENTS, MUSIC NEWS, ROCK NEWS, WHAT TO DO IN, WHATS HOT Welcome Mark Andrew to Our City Radio Mark Andrew was born in 1985. He was twelve when he got his first guitar. By the time he was in high school Mark was filingnotebooks with lyrics for songs he had written and had joined other inspired teenage musicians to form a band. After high school, Mark followed his passion by enrolling at Musicians Institute, a school in Hollywood where they offer a variety of degrees in the field of contemporary music. After returning to Minnesota, Mark joined his brother Matt Pudas and the band “White Iron Band,” which lasted for a few years. Mark Andrew lived with his wife in Madrid where he taught English. For extra money, you could find him playing the guitar and singing in the streets and subways in Madrid, which I thought was very interesting. This experience taught him how important music is to all different kinds of people. Spending hours doing this helped Mark polish his voice and guitar playing. Favorite places Mark Andrew likes to play are at the Cabooze and Famous Dave’s in uptown. “It feels like a second home. Great people great stages and great sound,” explains Mark. Mark Andrew in The Voice mark andrew Mark Andrew was in season four on The Voice. “It was an interesting experience. Definitlyhelped me open some doors that weren’t there for me before the show,” says Mark when I asked him what it was like to be on the show. “Shakira gave me great advice,” he explains. “She told me to stop being so critical of myself.” What Mark has gained from the show is more exposure and more recognition around the country. His confidence has gone up and he feels more comfortable as a stage performer. “It used to be the first song was shaky. But now I’ve loosened up. I still get nervous before a show of course but my performance is much stronger right from the start.” Mark Andrew with the band “Absolute Gruv“ Mark Andrew can be seen performing on stage doing his original music with the support of the band Absolute Gruv. “These guys are really talented. When I bring them a song or an idea they can come up with stuff on the fly. Their ideas come up relatively quickly and that’s definitely a plus to play with such talented musicians,” explains Mark when I asked him about the band. I have good news to fans. Mark Andrews has just released a new single called “Ooh Eeh.” I personally...

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