Currently going solo, MARK W.COLLARD is a singer songwriter and poet from the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK and releases his debut EP “Thoughtful” with tracks “I Have Travelled Through Time”, “In Days Gone By” and “With God in My Heart” plus the bonus track “Come With Me-The Barry Island Song”.
The EP is released on the 8th December 2020 and will be available from all good download shops, inc Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. “Thoughtful” confirms Mark’s love of country music and storytelling, whilst exploring the various sounds within the country music scene such as Americana and Christian.
Mark has been involved with the music business for over 25 years and was the vocalist and songwriter with the band Tis the Camera.
Along the way Mark has worked as a criminal defence solicitor and has also DJ’d at many a birthday or wedding party.
Mark has also worked with sound engineer Paul Durrant (The Manic Street Preachers), singer songwriter Rob Allen, The Crusaders (Super League) Rugby League team aka The Celtic Crusaders, Abercynon Male Voice Choir, Bridgend Male Voice Choir, the band Shooting the Moon, Barry Ladies Choir, Barry Male Voice Choir, Salem Singers, Vale Voices, Andrew “Wal” Coughlan (Bass guitarist with Shakin’ Stevens & Gary Numan), Carl Simmonds, arranger, keyboard player extraordinaire and sound engineer at Pinewood Audio, Opera singer Carla Maney and Pauline Collard (the wife).
Mark has also written and performed a musical about living with dementia called “Waiting for Blue” which is based upon Mark’s late father in law “Mel” who lived in Nashville, TN for 25 years before returning to the UK.
Mark has had a number of poems published including “What If There Were No More Polar Bears” and the thought provoking “A Wake Up Call”.