Mark in his living room surrounded by instruments

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Mark Amadeus Flowerdew is a Halifax-based songwriter, producer, film composer, and musical jack-of-all-trades

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My album Let's Go was nominated for “Inspirational Recording of the Year” at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards!
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I'm currently a part-time Music Facilitator at a nursing home in Eastern Passage. I lead daily music programs for a community of 170 residents and facilitate their own playing. I know a ton of songs from the 20s-60s.

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Here's a fun song from my album Let's Go, featuring uke, euphonium, trombone, accordion, and comically-understated worship.



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About Mark

Mark Amadeus Flowerdew (who never needs to invent a stage name) is a mild-mannered music-maker juggling a variety of creative projects with child-like glee. Mark has composed music for a wide range of media, including two feature films, a radio theme, and a mass setting. He divides the rest of his efforts between audio production, nursing home music, and dance remixes.

Raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Mark grew up in a home that always had a piano around, and thank goodness for that. He learned piano by ear from age 7 and gradually picked up trombone, ukulele, and accordion, but his favourite hobby was composing. A keen student throughout high school, Mark then took the next respectable step and studied engineering (with kind of a music minor). But a few years into his degree, he became strangely convinced — against his better judgement — to abandon his stable career path. Thus, full of fear and doubt, he began his step-by-step journey into a music career.

His first step was the release of his debut album Lenten Carols (2016), an eclectic mix of original songs inspired by Lent, the season of radical self-examination. After studying audio production at NSCC, he released his second album, Let’s Go (2021), which has a theatrical, old-timey sound and considers life’s journey alongside a God who just might change up your plans. As a songwriter, Mark’s unique flavour of gospel folk-pop bursts with wit and whimsy. Inspired by the songwriting of Randy Newman and Paul McCartney, Mark delights in timeless tunes that explore the many facets of a life following Jesus. Amidst warm piano colours and joyful ukulele energy, Mark muses in verses that are vulnerable, charming, a little cheeky, and always rhyming. Mark’s dream is to offer you rest from your troubles, a challenge to your assumptions, and a sense of hope that your life is in good hands.

Mark playing accordion outdoors with a sunhat and a smile

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