Mark AtkinsMark Atkins

Mark Atkins, a descendent of the Yamithi people of Western Australia, is a consummate didgeridoo player, story teller, song writer, composer, recording artist, drummer and guitar palyer. he is also well know for traditional and contemporary painting. Winner of the 1990 Golden Didgerodoo award, Mark is one of the few didge players able to work across, all collaborate with, most contemporary musical styles - both solo and in ensemble. Mark has released four albums - including Kooriwadjula, a marriage of contemporary music and the ancient sound of the didge and three solo albums - "Mark Atkins Plays Didgeridoo", "Diddgeridoo Concerto", an his latest "City Circles". Soon to be released on the German World Music label - World Network with Michael Atherton and Janawirri.

Mark has an easy relaxed style and is able to conduct a live show consisting of any or all of his talents including: contemporary music, traditional music and traditional story telling. Mark has performed at several international conventions and conferences. Major Credits: Buralga - live dance and story telling performance at the Sydney Opera House and NSW tour - autumn 1994 Legends - ABC (TV) documentary 1994 Laughing Zebras and Aboriginal Nations - 13 part animated TV series Icon - Sydney Opera House, 1990 Music Tree - Sydney Opera House, 1992 Twirled and Twisted Strands - Sydney Opera House and Queensland Q Theatre, 1994 On The Banks of The Condamine - Secondary Schools Choral Concert, Sydney Opera House 1995 International Schools Tour - Japan, Singapore, Ireland and New Zealand 1993/94 Country Music - Tamworth 1990,91,92 Extravaganza London Philharmonic Orchestra - Festival Hall London, 1996 Gaye Burn Show, RTE - UK National Television Performed live with" Michael Atherton, Jenny Morris, Dale Barlow,James Morrison, Robert Plant/Jimmy page (Led Zepplin), SBS Youth Orchestra, Jimmy Barnes, Hot House Flowers, Donald Lunnley, Christene Anu, Girlfriend, Tiddas, Yothuyindi, peter Sculthorpe, Channely Del and many more.

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