Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy

Summer Fiction

Sat, November 18, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Mark Mulcahy
Mark Mulcahy
Mark Mulcahy is the former singer of the well regarded and influential Miracle Legion. He also formed the band Polaris and wrote the music for the Nickelodeon show ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’.

Mark’s solo career began with Fathering, an album that received universal praise including Album Of The Month in Uncut and Album Of The Week in The Guardian and featured the track “Hey Self Defeater” which was featured in Nick Hornby’s book 31 Songs.

From there followed the albums Smilesunset and In Pursuit Of Your Happiness, several tours of the UK and Europe, countless radio sessions and huge critical acclaim for both his songwriting prowess and his remarkable voice. In 2008 he quit everything to look after his children following the tragic death of his wife. To assist him through these troubled times many of his long-time friends and fans banded together to record an album of his songs as a tribute to his wife and the result was 2009’s Ciao My Shining Star, featuring the likes of Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, Frank Black, Mercury Rev, Dinosaur Jr, The National, and many others.

Mark Mulcahy will embark on his first solo tour in three years. A short run of 10 dates in November will begin a year of endless live performance. Mark has been touring with his other bands, Miracle legion and Polaris for the past few years.

“It’s been way way too long.I need to play these songs.It’s me again. Me.”

Mulcahy’s most recent album, ‘The Possum in the Driveway’ received stellar reviews and he appeared on the Marc Maron WTF podcast on May 1st.

The November tour will be in delayed support of ‘Possum’ as well as songs from Marks entire catalogue.

9 out of 10! - Uncut Magazine
“A rare and wise treat…” - Mojo Magazine
"4 Stars! A gift" - Record Collector
"I don’t think the word masterpiece is out of the question…."- Rick Moody/Rumpus
Summer Fiction
Summer Fiction
Bill Ricchini, a singer-songwriter from the Philadelphia, has been releasing gorgeous records to critical acclaim under his own name and more recently as Summer Fiction for over a decade. His tuneful, moving melodies meets at intersection of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Elliot Smith's XO, and the best work of The Smiths. His most recent UK recorded full length Himalaya, which SPIN Magazine called "“Brian Wilson melodic levity meets Johnny Marr guitar jangle…effortlessly engaging,” was recently reissued on vinyl by Spanish boutique label Pretty Olivia and he is just coming off a solo tour of Spain. In the grand tradition of great pop tunesmiths he likes examining perplexing ways of the human heart. This is music that's as honest as it is elegant, and it's sure to delight and intrigue anyone with a taste for classic pop. His band features members of Philadelphia bands Roomtone, Audible and Future Corpses. Summer Fiction's new single "Since You've Gone with That Boy" was released earlier this month.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com