About Off-Key

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD ABOUT LOVE . . .AND JAZZ . . . in Sunderland

 In 1994 Mark Robertson had his closest  brush with fame when he 'became' the first drummer for legendary Girls  Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole. At the time Cheryl was  eight years old and appearing in Whitley Bay Am-Dram Panto. Twelve years  on Ms Cole had released a greatest hits album and was well on her way  to amassing a multi-million pound fortune, pausing only to perform at  venues like Wembley Stadium. Mark Robertson was still in the North-East  playing jazz gigs for food and/or petrol money. Stumbling on a set of  cheap biros and some scrap paper he set to writing a novel. It's the  story about people who would struggle to find the entrance money for  Wembley Stadium but they wont let a simple problem like being penniless  stop them from achieving their goal.