Meet The Band

mark hills

lead vocals & rhythm guitar 

 

singer  / songwriter

21 as a full time artiste

with his deep voice and that country twang, mark is known as the UK's country music outlaw, and is widely regarded as having one of the best voices in British country music today. mark has more than 20 years experience of touring the country music clubs & festivals in the UK, Europe and Nashville. In the short space of 3 years he was nominated for 7 British Country Music Awards and winner of 2 BCM Awards. For 12 years Mark was one half of the multi award winning duo 'Spur', has played as one part of the duo 'Renegade', and was the front man for the 'The Family' band. Mark now fronts is own band Wrecking Ball and they are fast becoming the most sought after country band in the UK.

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Martin Bushman

Guitarist / Harmonies

Martin’s musical direction was shaped in the blues clubs of the Midlands working town where he grew up and played his first gigs.  He honed his craft as a guitarist and musician with numerous bands, working as a recording engineer and producer.  In the mid 90’s Martin teamed up with Midge Ure’s Ultravox rhythm section gigging in London and the South East with occasional appearances with soul bands Boogie Wonderland and the Orient Express Band.  After moving to the Western Country he formed Memphis, a southern blues/rock collaboration and subsequently spent five years keeping it country with the Chagstock Festival house band New Crisis.  Martin uses Fender and Tom Anderson Telecaster guitars and vintage Fender, Matchless, Mesa Boogie amps.  Citing Albert Lee, Vince Gill, and Brad Paisley as inspirational players his key influences today include Nashville players like Chris Reitzinger, JT Corenflos, Kenny Vaughan and Steuart Smith.   Hoping to capture the essence of modern country guitar musicianship in his playing, Martin is working to keep Wrecking Ball on its trajectory as the edgiest hard driving new country band in the UK.

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