Mark Gardener made a trip down to New Zealand and played a few shows; this is a wonderful poster of the event, and I am just now finding out about it too late to really say much other than if you ever get a chance to see him live, do so.
I saw Gardener perform in 2005. He uses an acoustic guitar and has all of his songs and the obligatory Ride tracks worked out. His showmanship and talent are well beyond what you would expect. This is a fellow who has been playing in front of people for over twenty years, and he has great presence, great chops.