Mark Coleman

        Mark Coleman

     "Outside the Circle" was released in November 2003. It was voted best country album in Hawaii of the year in the 2003 Hawaii Music Awards. Besides country, the album has rock, blues, even a little Hawaii-influenced reggae.

    The CD was produced by Sean Thibadeaux, who also arranged the music and plays guitar. (I mean, the guy is awesome.)

Other band members are Mark's brother Kevin Coleman on harmonica, Pierre Grill on piano and accordion, Andrew de Velschow on pedal steel, Kevin Hughes on horns, and the Rhythm Butchers on bass and drums.

    The cover art was created by Savannah Scott, and includes a classic black-and-white surfing shot of Portlock Point taken by Mark in 1965, when he was just a wee lad.

Mark's father, Cliff Coleman, on piano, appears on a short bonus track, accompanied partly by Pierre Grill, about 45 seconds after the last song.

The Songs

Hey There Brother
Sad About You
This Is What I Want
Red Light
Never Meant to Lie
Please Don't Hate Me
Patriotic Eyes
Outside the Circle
  Bonus Track: Dad's Boogie


Mark Coleman

"Tunes with Love" was recorded in 1996 at Junk Music Studios in Kakaako, Hawaii, and features 10 songs by Mark Coleman, who also sings and plays bass guitar on the recording.

    Reissued in 2006 after being reengineered by Sean Thibadeaux, and supplied with new cover art by graphics arts genius Kevin Hand, "Tunes With Love" features past and present members of Mark's performing band at the time, Potato Cannon, including Kimo King, Dale Machado, Sean Thibadeaux and his son Kekela on guitars; his brother Kevin Coleman on harmonica; and Craig Anderson, drums. Also helping are Kim Dewey, vocals; Charley Myers, slide guitar; and Mark Prados, harmonica.


The Songs

Coffee Maker Blues
How Many Times
Phone Calls
Every Day
Scarin' Me
Hey! Where's the Blues?
On the Other Hand
  Door Wide Open


"(Mark Coleman) seeks his muse as a multi-faceted singer/songwriter, with a taste for country, classic rock and the blues. His new album is a significant step beyond the best of his previous projects."

John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

"Solid, dependable musical accompaniment enhances the vocal experience. And a gamut of instruments -- harmonica, pedal steel, banjo, horns and more -- add to the joy. "

Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser

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