Boulle lets it all mature
– ROSE SADLEIR
Mark Boulle and MB3 and Chris Soo play Bond University’s ADCO Amphitheatre on Sunday from 3-5.15pm. Entry is free. five albums under his belt, Mark Boulle is enjoying taking his time with No.6. ‘‘I’m in no rush,’’ the Gold Coast singersongwriter says. ‘‘I’m waiting for it to mature. I think it’s a trend now to take your time. Gotye took five years. It might be ready this year or next. I want it to be something nice and listenable.’’ A noted songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, Boulle has self-produced and independently released each album so far. Alongside his band MB3, Boulle is set to play Live at Bond this weekend and will be the last act to grace the stage for the autumn season. ‘‘I’m bringing along our violin player, Elodie Mayberry,’’ he says. ‘‘I haven’t played a gig with her in a while. Violin adds a nice warmth. Dylan Marshall will be on bass and Andy Woollard on drums.’’ Describing their music as a flavoursome blend of indie, folk, pop and roots music, Boulle says he mostly sings songs about love. He says their live sets are ‘‘pretty loud and punchy’’. ‘‘There are a lot of melodic ideas – nice rootsy folk songs,’’ he says. ‘‘We have a bunch of new songs to share with the audience. Heaps of the songs we haven’t played live yet, so we are excited to take them out of the studio.’’ Bond student Chris Soo will support Boulle at Live at Bond, kicking off the afternoon with sun-soaked acoustic indie tunes. Live at Bond’s spring season will launch on the last Sunday in September, giving a variety of talented local acts a chance to take to the stage.
Indie, folk, pop, roots musician Mark Boulle.