When Mark Ridout was 4 years old, he was taken to see The Eagles play at Wembley Stadium. He fell asleep standing up.
UK-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter Mark Ridout first performed on stage, years later, becoming a regular on the London songwriter circuit, where he supported Ed Sheeran (before he got huge) and Kate Miller-Heidke, at renowned venues such as The Troubadour and The Bedford.
By day, he worked in secure psychiatric hospitals and then as a music therapist. Since then he has played thousands of gigs in Europe, America and, Australia - moving to live in Byron Bay in 2010. It was here he released two EPs with his ‘ocean funk’ band, Mark Ridout & the Rhythm, and performed at 'Splendour in the Grass' and Mullumbimby Music Festival.
Following the Eagles gig, he spent his teenage years playing drums in sweaty rock bands, learning the guitar and writing poetry on the back of school books.
His voice has been described as "compelling and hugely expressive" (Hotpress Magazine, UK), and his song ‘All my Sides’ was featured in the Australian film; Weavil (2018).
Following a string of monthly single releases, his full length solo album 'Bravery', will be out 15th December, produced by Garret Kato (Kyle Lionhart, Ziggy Alberts).
...he is also in the process of writing his first novel - ’Parallel Lives and the Doppelgänger Effect’
(which will be available...one day)