Mark Foggo

MARK FOGGO

Mark Foggo is known worldwide as a dynamic singer and stage performer. He has been one of the biggest players on the ska scene since the 1980's, best known for his manic performances, loony personality, excellent ska songs and incredible high energy ska shows.
He has been described as a cross between Mr Bean and Iggy Pop for his wacky stage performances and also as a “Missionary of Ska” for his never ending quest to play and promote ska music around the world.
Mark Foggo comes from Liverpool, England where he started his musical career at the age of fourteen as a guitarist. Since then he has lived in Holland, Belgium, England and Thailand. His travels have recently seen him touring in Mexico and Columbia spreading the word of ska.
At 16, Mark left Liverpool and moved to London to seek his fame and fortune as a guitar player but soon found more opportunities as a singer / frontman. After several years of playing punk music on the renowned London pub circuit , In 1979, he made a move to Holland. Soon after, the band “Mark Foggo and the Secret Meeting” was formed and they had instant success with the single “New Shoes”. This was followed with a contract with Polydor Records and their first album “Speeding My Life Away”.
More albums followed, the best known being “Ska Pig”, which was a huge with ska fans worldwide and today is considered to be a classic in the genre.
Since then Mark has released many cds, albums and singles and appears on many ska compilation cds. A new album is planned for release in the summer of 2019 and recording begins in April.
Together with numerous television and radio appearances Mark  has played more than three thousand shows worldwide and as he says to all fans  -  “This is just the beginning”!

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Komende optredens:

11-7-2020Silo 1Toging
12-7-2020mighty Sounds FestTabor
19-8-2020Rototom Sunsplash - Benicasim
9-10-2020DuyckerHoofddorp
10-10-2020T BlokNieuwe kerk a/d ijssel
15-10-2020LuxHannover
16-10-2020GigantApeldoorn
17-10-2020BolwerkSneek
23-10-2020XinixNieuwendijk
24-10-2020Monkey clubHamburg
29-10-2020cafe CentralWeinheim
30-10-2020MelkwegAmsterdam
7-11-2020TruckerPijnacker
21-11-2020Don't Panic Essen
18-12-2020AstrantEde
19-12-2020GonzGouda
27-12-2020WilhelminaEindhoven
17-6-2021This is Ska FestivalRosslau
20-8-2021Spirit fest Magdeburg (D)