EPISODE 30: Mark Vickery | Cosmic Bull

Mark Vickery of Cosmic Bull

Cosmic Bull is a brand new project from vocalist, songwriter and scene veteran Mark Vickery,
Vickery’s deep vocal stylings were featured while he served as guest vocalist for Chicago acid jazz pioneers Liquid Soul before fronting a loose collective who would become the acid jazz/trip hop juggernaut Sumo, who took over Liquid Souls residency at Elbo Room during their heyday and then went on to gig around the area for many years before calling it quits in the mid-2000s.

Mark started writing new music of a different sort during the lockdown of 2020, releasing it under the name of Cosmic Bull. For his latest release he collaborated with former Sumo colleague and notable saxophonist Paul von Mertens, also of Poi Dog Pondering fame, along with scene vet drummer Kevin O’Donnell and Scott Tallarida at his Trigger Chicago studio.

Cosmic Bull’s 27×2 EP was released last March.

In this episode Erik and Mark discuss what Mark has been up to since coming out of his hiatus with Cosmic Bull and the creative process behind getting the EP together, along with the changes in the music industry over the last 20 years.

Featured Tracks:
Joe Namath Moment
Unless You Know People [WORLD PREMIERE]
The Sweet Art of Holding On.

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