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He's the traveling man

Markus K

From The Netherlands to the world

Markus K

"LIVE with LOOPER No. 2"

Self Released - 2024

Release date: January 26, 2024

The Netherlands

Thirteen songs recorded at street performances on three different continents

01 A Busker’s Paradise 03:04 (Pamplona - Spain)   02 Stop Breaking Down 05:06 (Yokohama - Japan)   03 Paint Me A Picture 03:57 (Hamamatsu - Japan)   04 Everything I do Gohn Be Funky 03:44 (Tarragona - Spain)   05 In Awe 03:51 (Oliva - Spain)
06 Just A Shell (ft. Roland Haulin) 05:14 (Cognac - France)   07 C C Rider 03:58 (Alicante - Spain)   08 You Can’t Always Get What You Want 06:49 (Arcachon - France)   09 What Is The Soul Of A Man 03:37 (Hobart - Tasmania)   10 Howl At The Moon 03:58 (Frankfurt - Germany)   11 Sixteen Tons 03:38 (Chester - England)   12 Suzie Q 04:23 (Frankfurt - Germany)   13 A Precious Gift 04:20 (Cowes - Australia)

Played & mixed by Markus K (Markus Koehorst) - guitar, vocals, percussions

Additional instruments by
Roland Haulin: harmonica(track 6)
David Langlet: trumpet (track 8)
Marga Fernandez: voice sample (track 13)

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Other busking recordings

Albums

Singles

2021 (Album)

2016 (Album)

2014 (Album)

You don't know
on the
promenade
in Almeria 

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Living On The Street

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Hipchake on the street in Copenhagen 

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Nature Does It

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Blue - Tarragona street concert with looper 

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 In Awe

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 On a roll 

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You Gotta Move

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The Crumbling on the Berlin Wall 

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 Stop Braking Down LIVE

2022 (EP)

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No More War

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New Year COVID Blues Facebook Live

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Gypsy Queen

2021 (EP)

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Paceful World

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Just A Shell - Live in Seville (Spain) 5 Jan, 2022

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We Merge on the river  in Sevilla 2022

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Stop Breaking Down LIVE

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Blackbird

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Circles Live ohn the street in Bergedorf 

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Howl At The Moon

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Train Of Thought

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Just A Shell live in Athens 

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A Precious Gift

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Switch I Off

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Raining

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Selected from over 50 busking sessions in over 15 countries between October ‘22 and September ‘23
These are the best of the best of all the recorded tracks

The video of this live version of 'You Don't Know' went viral on Facebook and had nearly 1 million views in one week.

A music superstar. He started out as a teenager listening to his pop idols and immediately dreamed of being one of them. Grew up in a neighborhood where the law did not prevail, it was not easy growing up there, but his determination did not prevent him from leaving for the big city in search of success. He bought his first electric guitar with the salary at a cosmetics store, he made good friends and started performing in bars with small audiences and a lot of alcohol. He took some drugs and composed good songs, managed to get some played on local radio stations and his name circulated through the city alternative circles. One day the phone rang and he responded to a call from a promoter interested in seeking notoriety for him. He had heard his music and liked its uniqueness. He began opening for bands that performed in the downtown clubs and the audience response was increasingly intense. The first album was immediate and did not go unnoticed by a major record label. The unexpected success of sales and reproductions on the platforms exceeded any expectations. A first national tour kept him from city to city for six months, filling each performance with people and preparing the release of a second album. As if by magic, his figure as an artist became viral, social networks, television, newspapers and radio stations turned him into a music star. The third album sold millions of copies and earned his first Grammy. Another millionaire pop music star was born.
Without a doubt this story has been real, but it's not the story of Markus K, his story has wandered down another path. Born in The Netherlands and moved to Liverpool, Markus Koehorst has lived with music, not from music. A solitary traveler, he has traveled the five continents only with his electric guitar and his loop machine, occupying steert corners and avenues playing for a few coins to be able to follow the path, to meet very diverse people and cultures, learn from everything and everyone, making friends and live life from the inside. Discovering this artist of the impossible is discovering an exceptional musician who is not at all interested in proving it, sharing his genius is only entering an undescribed world, it's understanding that songs backed by an attitude do not deserve to be victims of globalization and that only exist due to the simplicity of a stoic and coherent soul. Markus K shows the way. These songs recorded on the street are his only musical treasure.

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