Paul Mark & the Van Dorens

Paul Mark & the Van Dorens

 New York, New York, USA
BandBluesRock

Paul Mark's 10th CD release, STOWAWAYS, goes on sale in late 2015...Based out of NYC, Mark's original piano ballads and wheezing cabaret oddities slice into the midnight fog like bummed cigarettes and cut-rate bourbon. Cutting-edge songwriting with street-wise instincts to spare from an industry veteran.

Band Press

Praise for previous Paul Mark CD releases...

From around the world

WNEW.com – WNEW.com Where Rock Lives

"[Blood & Treasure] is about as diverse and entertaining a record as you'll hear this year"

Blues Revue magazine – Blues Revue magazine

"Electrifying...Exceptional musicianship, witty songwriting, and a unique sound rooted in blues."

Blues in Britain – Blues in Britain magazine

"Fritos, BBQ & Scotch", the searing opening track of Paul Mark & the Van Dorens' Trick Fiction calls to mind the late, great Albert King, and grabs your attention...lt shows Mark to be a gifted songwriter and guitarist, with the right gritty voice to carry it all off "

Music City Blues Society – Music City Blues Society, Nashville

"Trick Fiction, recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios, is jam-packed with killer guitar and some of the coolest lyrics we've heard in quite some time!...A definite breath of fresh air on the blues scene, Paul Mark and the Van Dorens have hit it big with Trick Fiction."

Blues Festival Guide – Blues Festival Guide

"Top 20 Blues CDs of 2006" (Trick Fiction )

BluesCritic.com – BluesCritic.com

"Top 20 Contemporary Blues Songs 2006" (Fritos, BBQ & Scotch)

Blues Matters, U.K. – Blues Matters, U.K.

"...there is an arsenal of styles and stories from this road warrior. Mark’s storytelling lyrics hog the ear as does the meaty music, which ranges from rock/blues, rockin’ boogie, with a few ballads for good balance. Overall this is good rockin’ music without trite lyrics, from a guy with a very good roadhouse growl with rich toned geetah!"

BluesWax magazine – BluesWax magazine

"Sensational...If Trick Fiction has so far gone unnoticed outside the northeastern and eastern United States, that needs to quickly be corrected...[