Marc Gunn is a geek musician. He fuses his love of science fiction, fantasy, and comedy with his Scots-Irish heritage. You will laugh and smile to songs inspired from Firefly to hobbits, dragons to cats, to traditional Irish drinking songs. He's topped the charts on iTunes and Amazon and won numerous awards. He is a leading innovator on his musical weapon of choice, the autoharp.
For Gunn, it started small, wearing a kilt on campus at the University of Texas. As one half of the acclaimed Brobdingnagian Bards, Gunn and partner Andrew McKee developed a loyal following with weekly performances on campus. This quickly led to gigs at renaissance faires and eventually science fiction conventions, where their popularity exploded.
When the Bards split up in 2008, Gunn left Austin and began producing albums in overdrive.He now has over 20 solo albums on his homespun Mage Records label. His most-popular albums include Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, Firefly Drinking Songs, Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, and Sci Fi Drinking Songs. He has released over fifty albums in his catalog. Pirates vs Dragons is Gunn's new Steampunk solo album with a riveting story about a musician shanghaied by air pirates to sing the glories of dragon hunting.
In 2014, Marc Gunn launched the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon where he continues to release new songs to fans. He believes the music industry is changing and that musicians will rely more heavily on fan support in the future
Gunn’s activities are not restricted to musical performance alone. In 2005, he transformed his popular Celtic Music Magazine into one of the first podcasts. Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was one of the earliest podcasts to go online and definitely one of the longest lasting. It is still published after 12 years and has since won twice for Best Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards.
Whether it was from playing D&D as a kid or having his mother move to Italy in 1985, Gunn has an adventurer's soul. He combines his love of travel with his love a music. Every year, he takes other Adventuring Souls on Celtic Invasion Vacations. These are small groups of people who want to not just see famous sites, but to experience their culture, history and legends.
Marc Gunn continues to change the way we look at the music industry. He has raised the bar and held it high. Using the musical past and a vivid imagination bolstered with ambition and drive, he blazes trails from Verse to cyberspace, encouraging others to follow.
- For the performance: microphone, mic stand, DI
- Hotel for each night of the event
- Travel expenses
- Table to sell CDs
Click the link to download large photos.
How Much Does It Cost?
There are always a bunch of variables when booking Marc Gunn.
- Base Cost = $750 per day plus travel and hotel
Per day could be as little as 1 show or multiple. If you want me to join you, that's where we start. This number can go up or down depending on these variables:
- How far is the event from Birmingham, Alabama
- How many people will attend the event?
- How many days do you want booked?
- How many shows will I perform?
- Will the venue will be good for selling CDs or not?
- What gear will I need to bring?
I can also perform as a duo with either drum or fiddle (base cost = $1500) or as a trio with drum and fiddle (base cost = $2000).