Bands & Music

I've been playing music all my life and am currently the singer in the band The Lost Cavalry and keyboard player in Simon Love And The Old Romantics. Until 2010 I was the guitarist in the band Fanfarlo, and prior to that I was the drummer in cult London lo-fi band Wolfie.

I've been involved in loads of other bands over the years, including my university band Amber, along with solo projects in various guises. A self-indulgent history of my musical life can be found here... if you really want to know!

Listen below to the music I have made with The Lost Cavalry, Simon Love, Fanfarlo, Knickers, Wolfie, Amber, Meissner, Derek Yau and solo as Mixedcases.

Mixedcases : Lost In The 8-Track (2020/Two Six Heave)

A solo album of alternative electronic music recorded using the Fostex DMT-8vl digital 8-track recorder (before computers!) between 2000-2005 and finally released in 2020.

Mixedcases

The Lost Cavalry : Storms (2019/Two Six Heave)

The second Lost Cavalry album, and the album I am most proud of. Vocals, production and mastering by me.

The Lost Cavalry : Storms

Simon Love : Sincerely S Love X (2018/Tapete)

The second Simon Love album - mixed and produced by me and featuring my keyboard playing

The album via Tapete Records

Simon Love : It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time (2015/Fortuna POP!)

The debut Simon Love album - mixed and co-produced by me and featuring my keyboard playing

Simon Love

The Lost Cavalry : Three Cheers For The Undertaker (2013/Folkroom Records)

The debut Lost Cavalry album - an album of folk songs, each it's own story. "This is indie folk at its finest... Uplifting, joyous and rather wonderful." Shout 4 Music

Three Cheers For The Undertaker

Knickers : My Baby's Just A Baby (2012/Elefant)

An EP and singles - garage rock 'n' roll with sixties-styled melodies, psychedelic pop and a French twist - and my keyboard debut.

And check out the music video!

Mark West and Derek Yau : Booked Out OST (2012/BON Productions)

A thirteen track original motion picture score for the indie film Booked Out.

Original Sound Track

Fanfarlo : Reservoir (2010/Atlantic)

Our album, recorded shortly before I left the band, featuring me on guitar and various other instruments. Recorded in November 2008 by Peter Katis and released in 2010 by Atlantic. An album that I am very proud to have been a part of.

Fanfarlo

Wolfie : Wolfie (2007)

My band in which I played drums - we're now in indefinite hibernation, but I enjoyed my time in Wolfie, and all our gigs around London and the UK a lot!

Wolfie

Mixedcases : 2006 (2006)

My 2006 New Years Resolution was to write and record a new song every month - here is the result... an album of electronic-tinged singles each reflecting my feelings and the events of an interesting year for me.

Mixedcases on Bandcamp

Meissner : A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing (2003)

Atmospheric, often instrumental music by my friends Nick Goold and John Green and I, with help from a selection of our university friends. An unplanned and undirected lo-fi collaboration album, most tracks were created by adding instruments, sounds and melodies gradually over the top of each other until a song emerged.

1. "You Are With Me" (c) Meissner 2003
Star: This is one of the best mp3s! 2. "Up For Air" 4.50mb|2.27mins (c) Meissner 2003
Star: This is one of the best mp3s! 3. "Evening Song" mp3 2.94mb|3.13mins (c) Meissner 2003
4. "Hello Mr. Magpie How Are Your Wife And Children 123?" (c) Meissner 2003
5. "Take Me Away From Here" (c) Meissner 2003
6. "It's Who You're With Not Where You Are" (c) Meissner 2003
7. "Module 43" (c) Meissner 2003
8. "You Can" (c) Meissner 2003
9. "Syphon" (c) Meissner 2003
10. "Dew" (c) Meissner 2003
11. "Close Your Eyes" (c) Meissner 2003
Star: This is one of the best mp3s! 12. "The Difference Engine" 5.72mb|6.15mins (c) Meissner 2003
13. "What You Make It" (c) Meissner 2003
14. "Thankyou For Saving Me" 3.51mb|3.50mins (c) Meissner 2003

"A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing" - Full album in a single zip file 42.3mb|128kbps (c) Meissner 2003
Meissner

Amber : What You Make It (2000)

My Warwick University based indie band from 1998-2001. We played loads of gigs round the uni area and won some 'best band' awards. The songs are influenced by the bands we liked such as Radiohead, Mogwai, Longpigs, REM, Six By Seven, Idlewild, The Boo Radleys...

The original Amber website

Mixedcases : Spaces (2000)

My first solo album, containing a mixture of styles and ideas. This album was a real learning process for me and contains the first song I ever recorded properly along with the first song I ever wrote, plus loads of raw ideas as I tried out new styles and techniques.

Mixedcases on Bandcamp

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Updates and new news for The Lost Cavalry.

Mark's sporadically updated music diary.

And for the truely interested... a brief history of me.

Contact:

For any project, big or small - or to ask any questions at all, please contact me:

  mark@mixedcasesspaces.co.uk