Brisbane Solo Musician

Mark Ziza

...independent soloist, guitarist, vocalist songwriter for hire from Brisbane, Australia.
Playing original music and covers with a style which has been described as "off the mainstream altogether!"

From Delta Blues sounds to the quirks of a Tom Waits swing tune, Mark has found his own voice and has an unusual vocabulary of guitar techniques lurking at the fingertips.

While many of his songs reflect his usually humorous side, beware the serious nature of many.
As John Lee Hooker said, "The Blues is the Healer".


Do you want a spontaneous entertainer for your next birthday party or corporate event?

Do you need someone to entertain visiting relatives?

Mobile Phone: 0468 720 300

Email: markziza[at]

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Videos can be found on Youtube

Albums available on Bandcamp

Sounds Like...

I play original music and cover artists such as Tom Waits, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Ani DiFranco, Al Green, B.B King, Ben E. King, Ben Harper, Bill Withers, Carol King, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dion, Elvis Presley, John Lee Hooker, Lou Reed, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Robert Johnson, Solomon Burke, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison.

Some of the many local influences on my music (in no particular order):
Carl Rush, John Malcolm, Jeff lang, Delta Rhythm Kings, Mike Hayes, Kristina Olsen. There are many more.


As a musician for hire in Brisbane there are varied opportunities. Some of the best I have enjoyed are private birthday parties and house concerts. Late 2014 I got a repeat booking from a customer from seven years back, this gave me the push to follow music more completely...
In random order, places I have been hired to play and other gigs of all shapes and sizes include The Muddy Farmer, Capalaba Tavern, Mansfield Tavern, Coomera Lodge Tavern, Cafe Checocho West End, Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point, Colmslie Hotel, Paddington Tavern (Paddo), Monbulk Blues n Jazz Festival (VIC), Pimpama Buddhist Centre,
Woodford Folk Festival, River Hills, Xmas Street Party, Folk Redlands, Moray Cafe New Farm, Samford Community Hall, Wallaby Hotel Blues Festival, Maidenwell Blues n Grass Music Festival, Beenleigh Historical Village, Harrigans Drift Inn Calypso Bay, BASEQ Blues Jam Hosting Jubillee Hotel, Summersong Music Camp Lennox Head, Wolston Park Golf Club, Cleveland RSL Club, Gertrude McLeod Golf Club Mt Ommaney, Galinas Cafe Annerley, Lucid Restaurant & Juice Bar Rosalie, Koala Tavern Capalaba, Satchmo's Cafe West End, Kedron Park Hotel, Aussie Nash Hotel, Neurum Creek Music Festival , The BUG, New Farm Bowls Club, Cafe Chico Chino Nundah QLD, NY Brew Company,O'Aces Club, The UpFront Club 31 Maple St MALENY, Glasshouse Mountains Musos Club, Music on Magnetic

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