Mark Kingswood

FRESH: ‘Strong’ – Mark Kingswood

British vocalist Mark Kingswood has released his amazing debut album “Strong”

Internationally acclaimed British-born vocalist Mark Kingswood celebrates his debut album “Strong” released earlier this year on 21K Records. With his impressive vocals and the orchestral richness of past eras, Kingswood’s new album pays homage to the pioneers of the big band genre, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Matt Monro by bringing the orchestral power ballad to a whole new generation of music fans. The “Strong” album is available now on iTunes, Spotify and all other music e-tail sites.

Recorded in the UK and Canada, “Strong” consists of eleven original songs with traditional pop roots and two ‘90s hit pop songs with Kingswood’s own orchestral arrangements. From the opening notes of the album’s title track to its epic orchestral version of REM’s “Losing My Religion” and an emotional rendition of George Michael’s “One More Try”, the album showcases Kingswood’s versatility as a producer, songwriter and vocalist. The artist also released a new music video for his single “Strong” which shows his incredible stage presence.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Kingswood has performed as a vocalist for over a decade. In addition to being an avid musician, he is also a producer and songwriter who brings a unique and modern touch to the sound in his recordings. His love for jazz, big band music, and pop shine through his evocative songwriting. Kingswood offers his own special flair to an enduring musical genre, making it accessible and relevant for a new generation of music lovers. His music has a unique sound influenced by the likes of Michael Bublé, George Michael and Josh Groban. The result is music that bears meaning and sensibility, without forsaking musicality. Overall, the release of his first original music album marks a significant turning point in his career. Kingswood can now share his true passion for a musical genre that appeals to all generations, with a style of his own and a vocal range that sets him apart.

S T R O N G – T R A C K L I S T:
1. Strong
2. Got A Thing For Swing
3. Dancing On A Monday
4. Losing My Religion
4. Velvet Touch
5. Loved By You
6. Beautiful Child
7. Time Away
8. Let’s Make A Memory
9. Shine On
10. Mr. Birmingham
11. Make Someone Proud
12. One More Try

Mark Kingswood

Be sure to order your copy of Mark Kingswood’s debut album “Strong” on his official website, as well as on Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music. Be on the lookout for the artist on tour in the UK, Canada and the US later this year!

For more about Mark, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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