A blues harmonica player, Marko travelled to the US in 1985 to play with the most formidable of the planet’s blues musicians. On returning to Paris he formed his first blues band: “Golden blues band” where he toured France. He played with many bluesmen in Paris also, notably with “Marwa Right” to “Banlieu Bleu!”.
He participated in several studio sessions with well-known artists. He participated in the creation of recording studios “Le Chantier” In Montreuil (Paris), which was released in late 2010 with a double single featuring the tracks “Pas Touche” and “Le Ciel Va. ..”.
2012 – 2013
The second album by Marko Balland “Dentelles Hurlantes” really shows the style of this singer … Between harmonica blues and metal, Marko Balland is an unquestionably excellent harmonica player. His powerful sound oscillates between Jimi Hendrix and Reeves Gabrels. In 2012, the album “Lace Howling” was recorded in part at Studio Le Chantier in Paris and Freaky Dog Studio @ Marseille.
He began recording his first blues album with Ana Popovic’s musicians and recorded the single Lazy and Far Away From Love
Marko Balland joined the Nasser Ben Dadoo group “Hat Man Session” in 2014
With NasserBen Dadoo (Guitar / vocals), Mattieu Tomy (Double bass) Alexis Voisin (Drums)
Recording of “Dog n Wolf” 2015, Laureate in Blues sur Seine in 2015,
EPK recording “Long way Home” 2016
Recording on the album “The White RattleSnake” 2016
2017 joined “Sanseverino”
You can find Marko’s website here.