This is Mark Wilkinson and his gorgeous new single “Thought You’d Be Around”.

by Christopher Smith

Australian composer and singer Mark Wilkinson has just released his brand new single “Thought You’d Be Around” which is the first track from his forthcoming seventh studio album “Blue Eyed Girls”.

“Thought You’d Be Around” is a gorgeous, summery acoustic ballad and you can just hear the gentle breeze running through it as the sun sparkles on Mark’s cute vocals. Although now living in Sydney, Mark hails from Buckinghamshire in the UK, moving down under at the age of four. He learned to play the acoustic guitar during his time at university and this forms the backbone of much of his music.

Mark released his debut album “Truth Came Running” in 2011 and since then has released an album every fifteen months as well as four extended plays and twelve singles, “Thought You’d Be Around” being his thirteenth overall. Sales of his EP’s exceed 20,000 copies, even though these are only available to buy at his concerts, beginning with his debut “Cellophane Life” in 2006 to his most recent “Come With Me Tonight” released in 2016.

Mark cites his influences among others as Ray Lamontagne, Jeff Buckley, Cat Stevens, Queen, U2, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Crowded House, David Gray, Tracy Chapman, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, James Morrison, The Killers and Snow Patrol. Phew! He has toured extensively across Australia as well as The UK, Europe and in the US in 2014, 15 and 16. He has recorded in Berlin, Sydney and at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

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

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