10 Cents above a beggar - Mark Gresty's Pappadom Songs

Release Date: 2012

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10 Cents above a beggar – Mark Gresty’s Pappadom Songs

First album from an experienced musician/song-writer is sophisticated pop for discerning listeners with a musical mixture of jazz, blues, Latin, folk and pop music and lyrics of an ironic, allusive nature on themes of maturity and worldly experience.

Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
Release Date: 2011


Recorded : Shakthi Studios, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Engineer : Mahima Sooriyaarachchi
Mixed : Mahima Sooriyaarachchi & Isuru Kumarasinghe
Musicians : Mark Gresty  : Guitars, bass, all vox (except where stated)
Harshan Gallage  : Drums
Priyan Sandakelum  :Guitar solos etc (tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Sarani Perera  : Guitar solos etc (tracks 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12)
Eshanta Joseph Pieris  : Keyboards (tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Vishva Parahayapa  : Alto sax (track 1)
Isuru Kumarasinghe & Indrachapa Liyange  : Backing vox (track 9)
Mr Worst-Case Scenario (Chamath Mendis) &
The Sex God (Senadhi Guruge)  : Backing vox (track 12)
Saxes arranged :  Vishva and me
Guitar techery : Billy Fernando
Thanks :  For help along the way, the guitar kings of Muscat:
Damian D’Souza
Robert D’Souza (no relation)
Santhosh Chandran
For history : Charlie McLenehan, Rick Durant, John Ellis, Dave Cook
For services to humanity : Mahima Sooriyaarachchi (for making me sound almost like a singer)
For making this possible  : (The great Colombo musicians:)
Harshan, Priyan, Sarani, Eshanta, Vishva without all of whom etc etc
Isuru Kumarasinghe for unspecified but invaluable advice/help during recording.
Guitars : Ibanez Artcore AF 105 (me and Priyan)
Musicman Stingray (me)
Fender Stratocaster (Sarani)
Photography : Mazin Al Maimani– portraits of me.

Pot – Rashad Al Jamoudi
Fly – Naser Al Kharoussi
Me: poppadums and musicians
Chamath: musicans

Sleeve design : Me and Aarif Al Belushi
This CD is dedicated to Chamath for your love, support, belief in my lunacy and being the grit that irritated me into producing this. Without you this would never have happened.

Dedicated also to Tony and Brian Herriott and family. My life would have been very different without your help all those years ago.