Mark Forde

Mark Forde


Acoustic music with a twist


Ever since I can remember music has been a big part of my life. I was given my first guitar at the age of eight and immediately knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Through music I found a way to express and explain and through my songs I discovered a way to interact, connect and affect the emotions of others.

My influences are many but would say a mixture of blues, folk, country & rock as my main input. This has resulted in my own songs having a unique ‘Americana’ hybrid feel to them. My songs are of memories past, events of the present and thoughts of the future. With many hours spent as a session musician behind me, coupled with a steady supply of live work I have managed to take my passion & make it my profession.

Recently my songs have been transformed by the fantastic & haunting violin work of my daughter Heidi. She is a classically trained musician with the amazing ability to play any genre or style of music. Playing on my latest CD ‘Repeat Offender’, Heidi can be seen accompanying me at live appearances, gigs and house concerts.

Contact for bookings via myspace or website


EP - I Won't Be Long

CD - Repeat Offender

I Won't be Long, Skies Big & Blue, Trouble & Last Great American currently being played on WHUM Columbus 98.5 FM/98.3 FM Seymour Radio

Sunday Morning
Someone You (live)
Playing in the Game
Rip the Feeling
When I'm with You
This Time

Violin - Heidi Forde
additional female vocals by Johanna Peters

Set List

Last Great American
Road to The Coast
The Chase
Strangers In The Dark
Sunday Morning
Someone You
Your Begging Me to Stay
Playing in the Game
Rip the Feeling
When I'm with You
This Time
I Won't Be Long
Skies Big & Blue
Love the Poison
If I Only Had Time
Bring it on Home
Give me Something
In My Dreams
First & Last Dance
I'm Coming Home