Ask about Mark Atkins
Key Points
  • Mark Atkin is one of Australia's finest didgeridoo players, storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker. 
  • Has performed worldwide and composed with some of the world's greatest artists including Philip Glass, Led Zeplin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Sculthorpe, Donald Lunney, Ornette Coleman, Gondwana, Jenny Morris, John Williamson, James Morrison, the Blind Boys of Alabama and many more.
  • Has numerous recordings and compositions to his credit, and his awards and achievements include the Golden Didgeridoo at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and a Silver Medal (Global Independent Film Awards) for best original score with Adam Starr for the documentary Take Heart.
  • Is a descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people and of Irish/Australian heritage.
Topics
  • Didgeridoo performer
  • Musician
  • Master Storyteller
Testimonials

Atkins draws his audience in so that you almost feel that you are sitting round a fire listening to his stories, stories told in music and in voice. He is a master storyteller, has a warm sense of humour, and he has music in his soul. The audience was entranced, moved one moment, laughing out loud the next.
Australian Stage Online

Atkins’ concert had me awe struck!
Artistic Director
Melbourne International Arts Festival

Throughout the four movements, Mark Atkins’ didgeridoo score was not merely the garnish for the organ but a fully integrated personality in the sound textures. Atkins mapped a varied sonic territory, presenting a vast array of vocal interjections filtered through a range of different didgeridoos. His journeys conjured up worlds as different as the timeless outback and as transitory as contemporary electronic ... the night belonged to Mark Atkins.   
The Age, Melbourne

The band’s own didgeridoo player, Mark Atkins, put the audience in a trance with one of the most sustained performances I have ever heard on that instrument, evoking a time and place long before the political troubles of the 20th century.   
Arts Hub, Australia