Meet Mark Colgan
Mark Colgan is, as Sting once sang, a ‘Legal Alien’… an Englishman now happily living in Naples, Florida.
He first made his mark in his motherland, writing and playing traditional English Folk music, often sharing the same bill with famed artists like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and Long John Baldry. Along with Supertramp, he was asked to contribute two songs to the soundtrack of a cult movie.
Now transplanted in the southern USA, he hasn’t come to Florida to retire… in fact, he’s now mapping his life’s journey through his songs and writing more than ever, often collaborating with strikingly talented Harp Guitarist and producer, Andy Wahlberg (all six feet seven of him). And the songs are better than ever…
… happy and sad songs, sweet, storytelling songs… Colgan songs.
music to cover & listen to
As a composer, Mark aims to capture the sound that makes other artists unique and appealing. “I speak with singers looking to cover my songs or have me write for them and catch those moments that hold the most emotion for them. That’s what my song has to communicate.”
Take a listen and then let Mark know if you’d like to cover one of his originals or place it in a Film, TV show or advertisement. Of course, you’re more than welcome to just listen, download if you like, and stay in touch with Mark and keep up to date with what he’s doing.
I Can’t Make You Love Me
This is the first of many pure Country songs written recently by Mark. In the style of the early Eagles, this one seems to be crying out for a cover. Produced by Andy Walhberg for Mark Colgan.