Sometimes you just want to work with your friends and in the case of Mark Peters, his friends happen to be some solid musicians.
Peters has pulled in some of the best local musicians in his part of London to feature on his new EP The Sum of all Parts by Mark Peters and the Dark Band.
‘Spirits’ was released in October 2017 to positive reviews from the International Indie Music Community and drew comparisons to songwriters Iron and Wine, Nick Drake and Ben Howard.
That project led to the creation of Mark Peters and the Dark Band, a four-piece group with Fabian Natter on drums, Martin Burtscher on electric guitar, Markus Manahl on bass and Mark Peters fronting the band on vocals and acoustic guitar. The group is touring Europe since the release of the 4 -track EP Sum Of All Parts.
There is a full-bodied feel to the four-song collection. “Sum Of All Parts,” the title track is a romantic tune that conveys that we are not alone and the key to success sometimes is the combination of two people.
“Failure Is My Friend” indicates we need to accept the down times as well as the good times and it inspires in that we can come out of the dark times. “Bone Dry” has a modern feel to it and gets the toes tapping. “Highs and Lows” captures the positive and the lesser times and expresses a comaraderie that we all have in common.