Byron performs on piano/cajon/percussion for various sessions and gigs around Sydney. Currently, he is performing in several flamenco ensembles around Australia. In addition to this, Byron’s latest projects include:
Byron Mark Septet
Byron’s latest project explores the possibilities when combining a traditional string quartet arrangement, together with piano, cajon and tabla.
He is preparing to launch his second album ‘ODYSSEY’ in June 2022, featuring 8 new compositions scored for this instrumentation. Byron has been working on this over the past 3 years, and is excited to share the new music with you very soon!
The compositions, inspired by flamenco and Indian rhythms; are also coloured with Latin and Jazz rhythms/harmonies, whilst staying true to his classical piano roots. Byron’s Septet has performed at various venues over the past 3 years to road test the pieces, and the big launch will be announced soon!
Paco Lara Australian Tour
Byron is excited to tour all around Australia this year to celebrate the release of Paco Lara’s album ‘The Andalusian Guitar’. After a successful string of performances throughout 2020/2021, the ensemble are looking forward to catch up on all the lost performances over the past two years and share Paco’s culture and passion of flamenco with Australia.
The group will be performing in Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong, Orange, Katoomba and much more. Check out the gigs page for a performance near you soon!
Jamestown is a unique group of musicians and dancers directed by Lucky Lartey, an African and contemporary dancer from Ghana. Lucky gathered artists in this ensemble together to fuse rhythms from all around the world (North-West Africa/India/Spain/Greece), mixed with the powerful tap dance rhythms of Sally Dashwood.
The combination of tabla, cajon, keyboards, talking drum, tap dance, balafon, calabash, and Lucky’s unique gumboot dancing, provides endless possibilities and explorations of sound, movement and rhythm. Jamestown is also joined by special spoken word artist and poet Michael St George.
In June 2021, the group performed a successful 10-show season at the Sydney Opera House.
Anieszka is an Australian/Mauritian singer songwriter encompassing the genres of R&B, Electro-Soul and Afro. She has been featured on various platforms, including Future Classic Recommends, FBi Radio, Triple J, and on Apple Music curated playlists ‘New in R&B’, ‘Breaking R&B’ and ‘Today’s Chill’.
Byron performs on his hybrid cajon/percussion setup for Anieszka’s live concerts.