The Blues Hour is a Weekly Hour long broadcast on HCAradio, showcasing Local, National and International Signed and Unsigned blues artists. Blues artists are encouraged to get in touch with gig info, their music and to express interest in live sessions in our fully equipped studio. HCA Radio is a community funded station based in the North East of England.
Mark pitched the idea of a blues show to the station founder after being inspired by IBBA member Gary Grainger's own blues show on Bishop FM (having already played on Gary's show and alongside him at events).
A musician and vocalist himself, Mark Griggs fronts top North East Classic Rock and Blues Tribute band 'SIDELINED' and Blues Trio 'PRIORY DOGS' as well as a Solo artist under his own name in which he incorporates the use of live looping and percussion to create a unique contemporary blues, folk and americana sound.