ONE FOR ALL...
Taken from us all too soon.
As Mark Enbatta he was the founding member of the Vietnam Veterans, their songwriter and main vocalist. He was an interesting guitarist but he always saw hiself as a singer songwriter, first and foremost. His musical influences were broad but his love of psychedelic sounds were at the heart of all his group work. His solo works were sometimes acoustic, a more stripped down sound that let his voice come to the fore… and what a voice! In some cases those songs were later developed as band songs, given the psychedelic magic of all those he played with.
As part of his legacy I will keep this website online, so people can read his lyrics and words, see the photos of the band members and the great times they all shared together in the various VV guises. Although I won’t be running the store, the last three albums, A Fistful of Love, Mark Enbatta's Tribe and Mark Enbatta, are available to download and will remain so. A Fistful of Love, on vinyl is available through Nova Express and Mark Enbatta’s Tribe, on vinyl and CD through Bam Balam records.
He was also, a loving, intelligent, funny, kind and generous man, with everyone. One I feel personally priviledged to have graced my life for many decades. Together, we shared so many things, not least his music and the art he inspired me to create for him down the years.
I miss you honey.