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Kuntsi, a bean of a different flavour

Local original musician, Mark Kuntsi will be playing the Steamy Bean this coming Sunday. Show is by donation, and starts at 8 p.m. Kuntsi is a native of Sault Ste.
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Local original musician, Mark Kuntsi will be playing the Steamy Bean this coming Sunday.

Show is by donation, and starts at 8 p.m.

Kuntsi is a native of Sault Ste. Marie who has played all over Canada from coast to coast for over 20 years; both as a solo performer and with a host of touring bands, including: The Greenhouse Effect, Ernie’s Coffee Shop, The Festive Eddies, Push Button Automatic, and Dobb & Dumela.

He has been described as a powerful vocalist, accomplished bassist, and solid guitarist with a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of originals and covers, Mark is at ease shifting from swing to soul to rock and the blues; through surprisingly 'straight' reads of early punk songs, and campy country takes on Led Zepplin.

"Sometimes zany, sometimes goofy, but always passionate, compelling and entertaining."-Pique Magazine

Currently in the Soo writing songs for an upcoming solo CD due out this fall, Mark can be seen playing around town fishing for musical ideas and keeping a connection with his audience.

Mark has also been involved as a bassist for the past
six years with Southern Ontario pagan pop-rockers Another 1000 Miles, whose third CD Between Wheels was released in April of 2005.

Much of Mark's recent original material can be found on their first two CDs: Another 1000 Miles and Detach. All three can be found at www.a1000m.com





Carol Martin

About the Author: Carol Martin

Carol has over 17-years experience in journalism, was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, and has also lived and worked in Constance Lake First Nation, Sudbury and Kingston before returning to her hometown to join the SooToday team in 2004.
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