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Biography

Markos Untzeta was born in Eibar but has since travelled all over the world with his guitar under his arm, although it was on the English-speaking music scene that he first appeared on stage. For many years he immersed himself in a musical environment closely connected to blues music, in which he developed his own style and a repertoire featuring versions of tracks by Animals, Springteen and Robert Johnson, among others.

He also worked in collaboration with other musicians and was eventually persuaded to start composing his own songs, which he performed in English in pubs in and around London. In 1997 he moved to one of the Bahama islands where he gave fewer performances but matured as a musician and began to explore new styles such as the local ‘gospel’ music sung in black evangelist churches.

Upon his return to the Basque Country, Markos Untzeta therefore brought with him a series of experiences that are unusual on our music scene. He started to sing his songs in Basque and soon recorded a rough cut and gave solo concerts. He now has a backing group and has premiered his first album, called ‘Gaua basamortuan’.