Singer/songwriter Mark Geary went to NYC in 1993 with a one-way ticket from Dublin, $100 in his pocket, and a green card. He soon became recognized as one of the East Villages favourite performers, starting out playing with Jeff Buckley at the legendary Sin E cafe which his brother had opened. He soon came to open for the likes of Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Joe Strummer, Tindersticks and regular New York visitors The Frames.
Independent Records in Ireland saw him supporting Josh Ritter and were “blown away”. Mark soon became Independents 37th release and first to hit the Irish top Forty albums chart. Along the way, Mark began gaining daytime radio play all over Ireland as well as notching up his first TV appearances on The Late Late Show, The View and No Disco.