"Atmospheric & elemental" - Acoustic Magazine (UK)
Byron bay based songwriter Mark Ridout writes lush and emotive 'cinematic folk' soundtracks. With a longstanding love for film music, the songs are in part composed for marriage with moving picture.
The London born singer-songsmith has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Kate Miller-Heidke, performing at renowned UK venues such as The Troubadour and The Bedford, and toured the United States and India before moving to live in Australia in 2010. He also formed a band project called Mark Ridout & the Rhythm, a light and bouncy style they call uplifting 'Ocean Funk'.
His voice has been described as "compelling and hugely expressive" (Hotpress Magazine, UK), he has reviewed music for BBC radio and has worked as a music therapist for mental health organisations across the globe.
His song 'All my Sides' featured on Australian feature film; Weavil (2018, dir. Mark Lipkin)
Mark released his debut 'cinematic folk' single FLOOD 16th April '18, with his follow up INSIDE A DREAM out in August.
Platinum Cre8ives contribution
Having just started recently work with Mark we are looking to help license his music to film and TV and building a career plan.