Mark Abis: Biography Dj Alchemy claims that legendary Producer (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, REM) 'Joe Boyd' is not a man you can easily impress! Yet, Joe Boyd has written the following about Mark Abis: 'Going back to the mid-Sixties, I have heard more than any one man's share of singer-songwriter's. So it takes a lot to get my attention. His melodies are original, his vocals warm and distinctive, a real musical sensibility is obvious, with literary lyrics to boot. My vote for one of the best of the new generation.'