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Mark Deeks

Pianist Mark Deeks Venue Piano

Owner & Musical Director

Hi, I’m Mark! I began Music Newcastle in 2013 to first of all provide the most flexible, high quality collective of musicians in the North East. It was important to not just provide the best in live music for special occasions. In addition I wanted to use my extensive experience as a musical director and arranger to provide a range of musical services whatever the project.

Everyone at Music Newcastle is determined to break all of the musician stereotypes. As a result you will get a reply within 24 hours to any communication, often much sooner. We pride ourselves on being reliable, polite, and I only hire the very best musicians with huge professional experience.

Personally, I’ve played piano for more than 30 years, and have worked with people as varied as Faye Tozer (Steps) and black metal band Winterfylleth. Not only have I written arrangements for the Sunday for Sammy show with Lindisfarne, I’ve also given Lenny Henry piano lessons! My extensive choir work as a musical director has included Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC, and Inspiration UK. I’ve performed for hundreds of weddings and toured a comedy musical with Alfie Joey. Now I want to work with YOU.

How can I help?

Louise Potts

Louise Potts Music Newcastle Business Development

PA & Business Development

Hello, my name is Lou! I manage all the bookings for Music Newcastle so I will be happy to help you with any questions you have.

For all things Music Newcastle I will always be your dedicated point of contact. I personally manage every booking from the start to the finish, ensuring that the process is easy, stress-free and most importantly enjoyable!

My absolute favourite part of my role with Music Newcastle is when I receive our wedding customer’s song choices! I get the privilege of seeing which special songs our happy couples will be walking up and down the aisle to, and signing their wedding register listening to: 9 times out of 10 it makes me well up!

Finally for now, my best tip for you whether for a special occasion or if you need a musical director or arranger, would be to take advantage of our free 1 hour consultations. We can give you plenty of ideas and create a package that’s perfect for your musical tastes, event style and budget!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Photography Credits & Thanks

Mark Deeks – Gavin Forster Photography
Lou Potts – Gavin Forster Photography
Mark Thompson – Simon Hudspeth Photography
Phil Richardson – Sarah Jane Ethan Photography
Acoustic Duo – Stan Seaton Photography
White Swan testimonial – Danny Cain Photography
The Marratones – Sean Elliott Photography
Jenny & Johny – Sean Elliott Photography
Echo – Katie Byram Photography

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