Marc's new album, Brisk & Breezy, sees him revisit the “jaunty acoustipop” of his former band, Marc Block and the Breezes, overdubbing his own voice, guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and percussion, with further backing vocals by Rachel Delicata and double bass by Martin Bentley. It’s an exuberant collection of mostly original songs, including new recordings of some of Marc’s old favourites from his younger days.
Having written songs from the age of 16, there once came a 17-year period when I wrote no songs at all. One day I got a bit of a tune and the words “lay me in the crinkly sunshine, beautiful friend”. I knew that wasn’t right, but it brewed for about 2 years, then was mostly written in a couple of days, and my writer’s block had gone.