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Mark Gormley

Mark Gormley is a singer-songwriter from Pensacola, Florida who achieved internet fame for his music videos on YouTube. He mostly performs acoustic rock consisting of acoustic guitar and vocals.

Gormley learned to play the guitar as a teenager and later wrote a number of original compositions in the mid-1970s. His musical influences include Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor and Boston. During his time enlisted in the Marines, Gormley was stationed in Scotland where he recorded a demo for his songs, but he was unable to gain a recording contract on his ret ...read more

Mark Gormley is a singer-songwriter from Pensacola, Florida who achieved internet fame for his music videos on YouTube. He mostly performs acoustic rock consisting of acoustic guitar and vocals.

Gormley learned to play the guitar as a teenager and later wrote a number of original compositions in the mid-1970s. His musical influences include Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor and Boston. During his time enlisted in the Marines, Gormley was stationed in Scotland where he recorded a demo for his songs, but he was unable to gain a recording contract on his return to the USA. In 1986, Gormley entered the music studio once again to record two new songs.

Having decided to give up pursuing a career as a musician, Gormley didn't release his music to the public until his first music video was filmed in 2006. Gormley was given a platform when his music videos appeared on The Uncharted Zone, a weekly public-access television music show that plays original and cover videos by local artists. The Uncharted Zone is shown on the Blab Television cable station and is based in the Gulf Coast of Florida. Gormley has since recorded a number of music videos for the show.

The low-budget music videos are produced by Phil Thomas Katt, a local musician and former radio DJ. The videos are characterised by their frequent use of green screen effects, local scenery and, quite often, comedic or dramatic story lines. Katt runs The Uncharted Zone with his co-host and longtime friend Tommy Robinetti. The two can be found introducing each video with quirky commentary and anecdotes about each featured artist.

In addition to the television broadcast, The Uncharted Zone began posting videos on YouTube in 2007. These videos gained popularity during 2009. In a 2010 interview, Phil Thomas Katt explained: “The videos had been on YouTube for a while, and then, last year, things really took off.” Thanks to these YouTube videos, Katt became a cult icon to a growing group of fans and fellow musicians, and Gormley was propelled to internet stardom.

In October 2010, Gormley received the first ever The Uncharted Zone 'Youzie Award'. The award signified Gormley becoming the first artist in The Uncharted Zone's history to have a music video surpass one million views on YouTube. « hide

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