8 July 2020
Marc presents the last of his summer shows, absolutely live from Dean Street Studios, on Saturday 1 August 2020 at 9pm BST. The theme for this show is Electro Retro Hits Party so be ready to sing and dance along from the comfort of your own homes and gardens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, sheds or wherever you want to watch from.

As with the last two, there is no ticket required but we do request that you make a donation if at all possible to help cover the costs of the musicians, technicians, studio hire, etc and help keep this historic recording studio going.

The last two shows have been wonderfully successful with people tuning in from all over the world. We hope you will join us again for a wild celebration - all following social distancing rules, of course.

Available on the front page of this website at 9pm on 1 August. See you there!

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8 June 2020
Marc presents the second of three summer live online concerts at 7pm on Thursday 25 June. The first one was a fantastic success with people tuning in from across the world. Marc thanks you all and hopes he can join you intimately in your homes and gardens, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms or wherever you watch your devices. As was the first show, this will be presented live from Dean Street Studios and will observe social distancing rules.

This show is called Acoustic Cornucopia, a mix of acoustic hits, favourites and surprises; a different selection of songs from the last show. Special guests Martin and Kimberlee McCarrick, known as The McCarricks, will be popping by to add some fiery violin and joyful Accordion.

Marc’s final show of the Summer will be on 1 August and details will be announced nearer the time.

Donations to help the studio and musicians will once again be welcomed and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did last time.

We look forward to virtually seeing you there and feeling your presence from across the World.

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31 May 2020
Thank you so, so much everyone who looked into our live show from Dean Street Studios on Friday night. It seems it was a huge success from your overwhelming reactions from all over the World as far as New Zealand and Mexico. I’m happy you enjoyed it and made an event out of it. We all need something that breaks the monotony of our current situations and I can’t express enough how much we enjoyed it, only the in between song pauses seemed strange without hearing the sound of an audience but we knew you were there and we felt the spirit. Thank you again and for all your generosity, everyone involved who had worked so hard to put the show on was over the moon with your responses. I think we were one of, if not the first, group of musicians to be able to do a live show like this in this crisis without being in separate locations.

I won’t bore you with all the technical jargon but to get the feed through the mixing desk to go live through a mobile phone (yes, a phone turned out to have the best picture though we had limited battery time) was not an easy task but so many commented how good the sound was. Thank you to Katherine Rhodes and Jonny Solway who made it work. It was nerve shredding at times!

We are thinking of doing a show at the end of the month for the next couple of months, different shows with many different songs. Hopefully things will relax a little more, providing we don’t have another spike, and there is talk of relaxing distancing to a metre in the near future which would be great, though it’s important not to forget the virus is still out there and to always be sensible. Through careful sense and choreography we were able to keep to rules.

I was thinking of next doing an acoustic / semi-acoustic favourites show with the same line up and location. We would like to hear from you what songs you would maybe like to hear, keeping it to my catalogue, songs I’ve previously performed and being populist as we only have limited time and want to appeal to a good cross section of people tuning in.

Even if things go back to a kind of semi-normality over the next couple of months, live music most likely won’t. I think that will be further off. That’s a lot of out of work musicians and all the tech people that make a show work losing their livelihood.

Look after yourselves and please be careful because we want to see you back next year in the venues enjoying yourselves.

Thank you all once again from me and my musicians and tech and a big, big thank you to all at Dean Street Studios for making it possible.

Marc

29 May 2020
Today's the day! Marc Almond In Concert - Live Online will be happening at 7pm BST today.

The live stream will appear on the front page of the website (not this page as previously mentioned) a couple of minutes before the concert starts. If you are not seeing it at 7pm BST, please refresh the page to load it. If you experience any problems with page loading the live stream will also be appearing on Marc's YouTube channel and you can watch it from there.

28 May 2020
Marc will be appearing on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning at 8.50am to talk about lockdown and also the online concert taking place tomorrow.

16 May 2020
Whilst observing all social distancing measures, I’m excited to bring you my first ever online concert coming live from a recording studio location. The concert will be available for everyone to watch live on 29 May at 7pm BST here, on this very page. We will be ‘tipping the cap’ in the form of PayPal, for donations (or tips!) of any kind, no matter how big or small - it would be wonderful if everyone who helped put this together musically or technically get some payment for it.

Recording studios are struggling, sound engineers may not have jobs to go back to if the studios close, there is very little government assistance for musicians, studios, and the arts in general. Concerts have been cancelled, projects placed on hold and we don’t have an end in sight at the moment. It’s a nail biting time for our industry (and many others) and I hope that through concerts like these we can spread some joy, bring everyone together through music and give a little back to the people behind it all.

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A personal Message from Marc:
It would be lovely of you to support a studio which is weeks away from closing, as are many studies in London, despite the fact that it’s possible to observe social distancing measures in a studio with musicians spaced apart in a live room or using recording booths, the sound engineer separated in a control room. The Music industry is in terrible trouble. Not so much for the very successful artists, many who have their own home studios, who don't rely on touring all year whist many other artists do, myself included. A lot of artists can't rely on record sales and streaming has diminished income even more, they need the income that concerts generate which, after costs, don't always amount to a lot. Of course, you aren't obliged to pay and we hope you all enjoy it but a donation, however small, is extremely generous and shows your support. We all love live music and want it to continue to flourish until regular concerts can come back.

We can't at this point name the studio simply because we are worried that people with good intention might come to the venue and jeopardise social distance. We will announce it on the night.

I hope the success of this will enable me to do a series of very different concerts over the coming months. Thank you and take care.

Marc



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14 May 2020
I would like to say a big thank you to all those who enjoyed my Instagram song clips and especially to those who in the process donated to the Headway charity. That’s all for now but I’m not ruling out doing more in the future if this carries on and on I’m looking at the possibility of doing a couple of live online shows, hopefully with YouTube live. Not playing an instrument myself I need space where musicians can set up and keep social distance, that can supply sound and are prepared to open safely in these times. I’m investigating some possibilities at present and hope to give you news on that soon. Meanwhile all the performances will still be up on Instagram.

The full list of songs ,in no particular order - Love Is Blue, End Of The World, What Makes A Man, This Will Be My Day, People Are Strange, The Crystal Ship, Dushamaya, So Long The Path, Hollywood Forever, Putty In Your Hand, Rain In My Heart, Sebastian,Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Vision, Be Still, The Black Swan, Bedsitter, Say Hello Wave Goodbye ( live only), I Returned To Find You, Hot Hard And Ready, Children Of The Revolution, Crying, Dream Lover, Gutter Hearts ( excerpt only), I Can’t Stand It

Thank you all again

Marc

3 May 2020
Marc has been posting regular songs on his Official Instagram. These are very intimate, lo-fi performances from home. Here is Bedsitter, Hollywood Forever and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as a sample.

Please make sure it is Marc’s genuine, official account as a few fakes have popped up recently. These accounts use the word official with added variants and are often private to get round Instagram rules. We are concerned because some of these accounts have been conducting what they say are personal chats with Marc and even asking for money. Marc does not have a private Instagram account, he doesn’t have chats over Instagram and never asks for money to be sent to him. Only donations to Headway Charity. You should find a blue tick beside Marc's account name. Beware as these accounts are often scams. If you are approached by one, please report it.


Bedsitter

Hollywood Forever

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1 May 2020
And more Bolan - Marc has been working for a while on his own Marc Bolan album with Producer and multi instrumentalist Chris Braide. Both are Marc Bolan and T Rex fans and they wanted to make a personal record presenting Marc Bolan’s songs as stripped down ‘Glamorous Torch Songs’, highlighting beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics.

Marc recorded a number of songs in Los Angeles and has been continuing recording with files being sent back and forth with Chris during lockdown. The album, Marc Sings Marc, has no release date as yet. Marc and Chris debuted one of the songs from the album, Change, at their Festival Hall show in February.

Meanwhile, here's a sample of one of the tracks, The Visit.

A single from Chaos and a Dancing Star will be released as soon as possible after present restrictions are lifted.

29 April 2020
AngelHeaded Hipster, an extraordinary tribute to the songs of Marc Bolan and T Rex, is available to pre-order now. This double album, released on 4 September, features an interpretation of ‘Teenage Dream’ by Marc.

You can pre-order the album on Double CD, Double Vinyl and Digital now from: https://t-rex.lnk.to/AngelFA

24 April 2020
Get your pink flamingo emojis at the ready!! This Sunday, 26 April, Marc will be taking part in the country wide 2.6 Challenge replacing the London Marathon which ordinarily would have taken place this Sunday in normal circumstances. In these hard times we find ourselves in due to Covid 19, many charities are seriously suffering. The cancelled marathon will slash huge income from fundraisers along with other cancelled events and initiatives. Headway UK is a very special charity to Marc. He will be taking part in The 2.6 Challenge to try and raise some much needed income for them. This Sunday 26 April at 6pm he will be singing a song live on Instagram (Insta Story Live) that you will all be able to sing along to.

Any donation, no matter how small, is SO appreciated and so vital to keep Headway going and to give head injury sufferers the vital support and care they so need.

To make a donation please go to www.headway.org.uk/2point6

Look forwarding to seeing you all at 6pm this Sunday on Instagram Live. www.instagram.com/marcalmondofficial/

#marcalmond #headwayUk #2point6challenge #2.6challenge

15 April 2020
Catch up with Marc’s Torch Song Selfies on his Instagram account. Lo-fi, intimate home performances of songs posted every few days. No Production, no microphone, just to camera songs. Some of Marc’s favourites and yours too.

Marc wants to say that his voice and breathing haven’t recovered fully after his suspected illness from the virus. He hopes these songs will mark his vocal recovery and he hopes you enjoy them. Marc wants to send you love and for all fans around the World to look after themselves and be careful. He will be back on stage when all this goes away and looks forward to seeing you.

14 April 2020
For a limited time Marc is giving you a private link to access and watch the video recording of the concert he did at the Royal Festival Hall earlier in the year with producer, songwriter and fantastic musician Chris Braide and very special guest Ian Anderson. This was filmed for private reference by Paul Green Productions, sound recorded by Gale Force Sound and specially remixed by Chris Braide. Click here to view the first half. Click here to view the second half.

8 April 2020
Marc will be in conversation with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 this Thursday between 2pm and 5pm. For further details and to listen online visit the Steve Wright In The Afternoon webpage.

6 April 2020
Four new videos have been uploaded to Marc's YouTube channel today. They are all live recordings from the recent show Marc did with Chris Braide at the Royal Festival Hall to celebrate the release of Chaos And A Dancing Star. The songs featured are Black Sunrise, When The Stars Are Gone, The Witch's Promise and Lord Of Misrule, the last two featuring Ian Anderson. There will be more uploaded in the coming days but, for now, pop over to Marc's YouTube channel and enjoy reliving parts of that very special event.

24 March 2020
Hi Everybody
I'm sure those of you who saw my last Instagram post will know that I have the virus but good news is that today I feel immeasurably better and feel it's reaching its end. I've felt better before and it returns but this time I really feel it's turned a corner. I wanted to post to show that we are all in the same boat and anyone can get the virus. I've now removed the post as its done its job and who wants that bringing them down? Life's bad enough! There's lots of very funny visual jokes going round at present, most of bad taste, but we need that humour.

Nothing can protect you from the virus but your common sense and nothing is totally foolproof because even going to the supermarket is fraught with risks every time you touch something. Please be careful and responsible and think of others. Look after yourselves and follow the advice by the Government. Just because maybe you don't follow Boris or the Conservatives, please don't think "I'm going to ignore him"; everybody is singing from the same sheet in the end. Social distancing, isolation, gatherings of no more than two, no panic buying - the warehouses are full of stock and produce and the factories are making more food products and toilet rolls every day. Just get what you need and try to eat healthy.

Needless to say there is virtually no music business or entertainment industry at the moment, ironic as we need it now more than ever. Many of my concerts have been cancelled or postponed until Autumn or early next year. Quite a few things still in for Autumn, fingers crossed and with all the hope in the world, but we can only see. It will take a while for things to recover but when it does I hope to see you fit and healthy. For those people whose jobs are at risk at present my heart goes out to you and I hope something can be salvaged for you from this mess.

Listen to music, discover new music, read books and watch all your favourite films. Have a life clear out.

I hope its not long before I can bring you good news.

Lots of love and warm safe wishes

MARC

6 January 2020
The video for Marc's new single, Slow Burn Love, is released today and can be watched in full on YouTube at marcalmond.lnk.to/SlowBurnLoveVidFA

The track is taken from Marc's new album, Chaos And A Dancing Star, which is released on 31 January 2020.

The full album will be available on various CD and vinyl formats. To pre-order, visit the official Chaos And A Dancing Star store.

To celebrate the launch of the album, Marc Almond will perform a unique show at London's Royal Festival Hall on 10 February 2020 with his friend and collaborator, the award winning musician, writer and producer, Chris Braide. Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster.

19 December 2019
Marc's new album, Chaos And A Dancing Star, is released on 31 January 2020. Lord Of Misrule was the first track released from the album at the end of November and the video for it can be viewed here. A second track, Hollydood Forever, has now been made available and can be previewed at MarcAlmond.lnk.to/HollywoodFA.

The full album will be available on various CD and vinyl formats. To pre-order, visit the official Chaos And A Dancing Star store.

To celebrate the launch of the album, Marc Almond will perform a unique show at London's Royal Festival Hall on 10 February 2020 with his friend and collaborator, the award winning musician, writer and producer, Chris Braide. Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster.