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Ex-Royal Marine, now Rail Engineer, Mark Carruthers is a singer-songwriter from Carlisle, Cumbria. Performing, gigging and music is his passion and has been from an early age – writing poetry and playing piano from the age of 7. He joined the Marines at the age of 18 and started writing again while away on ship and on operations, teaching himself guitar in the process. Songs started flowing and Mark started to slot these songs into his performances with covers bands when he moved to Carlisle. The performances at venues, fairs and country shows received such a good response that Mark decided to record them. The recordings helped get Mark some great festival slots and regular gigs and his first single release on Nub Music was the tip of the iceberg with his new release “My Son Shone’ getting Mark to the semi-finals of a National song writing competition!
Mark was keen to write a song about the plight that some veterans find themselves in after leaving the forces and after writing the song (BORN TO FIGHT) he has teamed up with veterans charity, Walking With The Wounded, and is dedicating proceeds of the new single to the charity.
Mark said “I saw the good work, Walking With The Wounded do when I joined them for some fundraising challenges they ran in Cumbria and especially liked how they got beneficiaries of the charity to help, give talks and be involved in the events.
If my song can raise a bit more awareness and raise some funds for the ones that need it then I’ll be happy”