Meet The Band

mark hills

lead vocals & rhythm guitar 
singer / songwriter 

 

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 13 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 10 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 Wrecking Ball - fast becoming the most sought after country-rock 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 Tom Anderson Telecaster guitars and Matchless, Fender and Mesa Boogie amps.  Citing Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Paisley and Brent Mason as key influences he is working to keep Wrecking Ball on its trajectory as the edgiest hard driving new country rock band in the UK.

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