Chefs & Shorts Gala After-Party in the Audi Halifax Lounge
Music by the The Mark Riley Project; Admittance with Festival ticket or badge; cash bar.
Sponsored by Exit Realty Town & Country, Royal Bank of Canada, Audi Halifax, The Church Brewing Company, and Luckett Vineyards
The Mark Riley Project was formed in January 2014 as a 5-piece R&B, Blues, Funk and Soul Band by Lead Singer Mark Riley. The members are Mark Riley, a native of Cherrybrook, NS on Guitar and lead vocals, Fisher Akao of the Solomon Islands on Keyboards and Vocals, Mark Towers from the UK on Saxophone, Gordon Blackmore from Beechville Nova Scotia on Bass and Vocals and Dave Pashley on Drums hailing from Ontario.
The Mark Riley Project has performed all over Atlantic Canada at festivals and other shows. Mark also has two albums. The first album “One Step” released in 2020 won an ANSMA Award and was nominated for two ECMA awards. The second album “PM Blue” released in 2022 is destined to be nominated for a few awards as well.
The band continues to Wow audiences and move people with their musicianship and love of music.