Project Description

The Devil on the Stairs

Mark Mulholland

Solo album
  • MARK MULHOLLAND WEBSITE SELECTION

    Various Albums Tracks

    2022

  • REVOLUTIONS GO IN CIRCLES

    Mark Mulholland

    Release 27/5/22

  • THE DEVIL ON THE STAIRS

    Mark Mulholland

    2019

  • KUMA

    Kankou

    2019

  • MEDICINE TUNES

    Tony Rose

    2018

  • THE DARKNESS BETWEEN THE LEAVES

    Alba Griot Ensemble

    2018

  • ROLL HIGH & ROLL GOOD - SONGS OF TONY ROSE

    Various Artists

    2018

  • SOMEWHERE ELSE

    Rummage

    2016

  • AFRO-HAITIAN EXPERIMENTAL ORCHESTRA

    Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra

    2016

  • NEW PLANET

    Joe Armstrong

    2016

  • CHAOPHONIES

    Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland

    2014

  • WAITING FOR THE STORM

    Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward

    2012

  • THE CACTUS AND THE DRAGON

    Mark Mulholland

    2011

  • NEW ADVENTURES

    Two Dollar Bash

    2011

  • LOST RIVER

    Two Dollar Bash

    2008

  • ON THE ROAD

    Two Dollar Bash

    2007

  • TWO DOLLAR BASH

    Two Dollar Bash

    2007

  • FUNTENI BE BI DE

    Funteni Baby

    2017

  • Moving On - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • New Adventures - Two Dollar Bash - New Adventures

  • Walk a While - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • Claret Blue - Rummage - Somewhere Else

  • Ville schizophonique - Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland - Chaophonies

  • River Walk - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • Taking A Taxi - Two Dollar Bash - Two Dollar Bash

  • Waiting for the storm - Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward - Waiting for the Storm

  • The Cactus and the Dragon - Mark Mulholland - The Cactus and the Dragon

  • When It's Over - Mark Mulholland - The Devil on the Stairs

  • Moving On - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • River Walk - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • Walk a While - Mark Mulholland - Revolutions go in Circles

  • Drowning - Mark Mulholland - The Devil on the Stairs

  • When It's Over - Mark Mulholland - The Devil on the Stairs

  • Don't Want To Hear You Laugh - Mark Mulholland - The Devil on the Stairs

  • Sigi - Kankou - Kuma

  • Da - Kankou - Kuma

  • Kuma - Kankou - Kuma

  • When I Walk will you Follow - Tony Rose - Medicine Tunes

  • South of the Border - Tony Rose - Medicine Tunes

  • Getting it Together - Tony Rose - Medicine Tunes

  • Melt my Blues Away - Alba Griot Ensemble - The Darkness Between the Leaves

  • Long Way Home - Alba Griot Ensemble - The Darkness Between the Leaves

  • Horonia - Alba Griot Ensemble - The Darkness Between the Leaves

  • Joe Armstrong and friends - You Dont do Nothing Wrong - Various Artists - Roll High & Roll Good

  • The Mayhaws - Old Woman - Various Artists - Roll High & Roll Good

  • The Slaters - So Blue - Various Artists - Roll High & Roll Good

  • Claret Blue - Rummage - Somewhere Else

  • Departure Lounge Blues - Rummage - Somewhere Else

  • Hoodathunkit - Rummage - Somewhere Else

  • Salilento - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra

  • Bade-Zile - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra

  • Mon-Ami-Tezin - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra - Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra

  • You Don't Get it - Joe Armstrong - New Planet

  • Guilt Ridden Blues - Joe Armstrong - New Planet

  • New Planet - Joe Armstrong - New Planet

  • Mots et Rêves - Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland - Chaophonies

  • Ville schizophonique - Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland - Chaophonies

  • Bleu fou - Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland - Chaophonies

  • All the doors are open - Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward - Waiting for the Storm

  • Waiting for the storm - Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward - Waiting for the Storm

  • A strange place - Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward - Waiting for the Storm

  • Why d'you Treat me This Way - Mark Mulholland - The Cactus and the Dragon

  • Another Falling Star - Mark Mulholland - The Cactus and the Dragon

  • The Cactus and the Dragon - Mark Mulholland - The Cactus and the Dragon

  • New Adventures - Two Dollar Bash - New Adventures

  • Blame it on me - Two Dollar Bash - New Adventures

  • Same old lie - Two Dollar Bash - New Adventures

  • Blue Skies Once Again - Two Dollar Bash - Lost River

  • Man In Black - Two Dollar Bash - Lost River

  • Reprobate - Two Dollar Bash - Lost River

  • Roulez, Roulez - Two Dollar Bash - On the Road

  • Tomorrow Never Comes - Two Dollar Bash - On the Road

  • Whisky - Two Dollar Bash - On the Road

  • Old Mail Train - Two Dollar Bash - Two Dollar Bash

  • Taking A Taxi - Two Dollar Bash - Two Dollar Bash

  • The Devil And The Angel - Two Dollar Bash - Two Dollar Bash

  • Anw te Kele fe - Funteni Baby - Funteni Be Bi De

  • Funteni Be Bi De - Funteni Baby - Funteni Be Bi De

  • Mvulu - Funteni Baby - Funteni Be Bi De

A fine collection of bittersweet songs. An inventive, melodic guitarist with a warm and expressive singing voice; flashes of Jansch, Perrett, and Dylan; conjuring long languid afternoons and melancholy drawn-out nights in distant cities. A delightful variety of styles which unfold gradually to reward the attentive listener.

“A great late-night reflective collection, incandescently candlelit and replete with swirling psych tinges of the early Roy Harper or Robert Wyatt and the desultory poetry of Townes Van Zandt. A truly special purchase.” Maverick ****

Cannery Row Records is pleased to re-issue Scottish singer-songwriter Mark Mulholland’s first solo album, “The Devil on the Stairs”, a double album consisting of one volume of studio tracks and a second disc recorded live at a concert in 2005 in London’s legendary 12 Bar Club (which sadly since fell victim to “redevelopment”).

Born in Glasgow, from an early age Mark Mulholland was gripped by the twin passions of music and travel, and spent years moving around, with sojourns in various parts of Ireland, the south of France, Germany and Prague, busking and picking up gigs, forming bands, as well as swapping songs and jamming with musicians he met along the way. In 1996, on tour around Europe with his band Impure Thoughts, he stopped in Berlin for some gigs spread over a few weeks. The van died, the band put down roots in the city, and Mark ended up staying for 14 years, playing with Impure Thoughts and their acoustic alter ego, Two Dollar Bash, setting up a concert venue and a second hand bookshop, and starting a regular Sunday night songwriter’s open mic/jam session, which has continued, now run by a friend, for more than 20 years. Originally released by the UK label Troubadour, and produced by the Australian engineer Dugald Jayes, “The Devil on the Stairs” comes from this period, when Berlin was a melting pot of musicians and artists passing through (or not…), and the album features an impressive array of guests: Australian musicians Chris Hughes (drums, percussion), Chris Russell (organ) and Molly Knight (vocals), Mark’s bandmates from Two Dollar Bash, Tony Rose, Joe Armstrong and Matt de Harp, American harmonica player Keeley Brineman, Belgian keyboard player Nico Mansy and Mark’s sister Orla on violin.

The double album set showcases Mark’s songwriting, guitar playing and singing, covering a variety of styles including folk, blues and rock. As the American guitarist and singer Bill Hangley Jr., said, “When I play his songs, I find out quickly who among my listeners knows what it’s like to fall in love, or fall apart, or dream a drunken dream, or smile at a sunrise from the back of a truck. Those people are the ones who say, “Wow, what a great song.”

Infos

  • 2019 (reissue of 2008 release)

  • Cannery Row Records CRR 1927

  • Produced by Dugald Jayes

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