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Mark Steiner


Wed 27 Feb 2013, 8:00pm–11:45pm

Where: Bridge Hotel, 21 Walker Street, Castlemaine, Castlemaine

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: lou92

Mark Steiner (and His Problems) is a well-known figure in Oslo’s music underworld, and he’s been around in Norway for so long that many assume that he is Norwegian. He is not. This ex-New Yorker is a wandering scoundrel who one might find hanging out in the shadowy corners of a pub at closing time – whether the nearest street sign reads New York, Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon or Melbourne. A musical vagrant who draws inspiration from the same sources which may have influenced Stuart Staples, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Rowland S. Howard – yes, that entire circle of hollow-eyed, black-clad night owls with melancholic dispositions and pocket-flasks full of booze to match. Mark Steiner is indeed such a character.

An odyssey of decadence, the album Broken (released on Australian label Z-Man Records) was recorded in Melbourne, New York, Dortmund and Oslo, with some of the crème-de-la- crème of today’s Swamp-Rock and Lounge-Noir musicians from around the globe, including Parisian art-rocker Dimi Dero and his German partner-in-crime Tex Napalm, Sofy Perez and Lisa Barel of French cabaret duo Tulla Larsen, Rosie Westbrook (of former Bad Seed Mick Harvey’s band), and Cam Butler of Australia’s Silver Ray/Ron S Peno and The Superstitions. Australian legend Pete Luscombe of Paul Kelly fame is here on a couple of songs, as is Stevie Hesketh of Jet. His live show has featured guest musicians such as Spencer P. Jones (Beasts Of Bourbon), and Rosie Westbrook (Mick Harvey band).

This will be Mark's third tour of Australia, and will be a pre-cursor of his upcoming album entitled Saudade (due for release this year). He's excited to be gracing the stage of The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine on Wednesday 27th February.