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Thursday, August 4, 2005
For immediate Release

(Minneapolis, MN, August 4, 2005) - Minneapolis based Singer/songwriter Mark Alan, is the winner of the 3rd annual United Kingdom Songwriting Contest (UKSC) for the best Christian/Gospel song in 2005.

Alan’s song, “Got me Flyin’” received the winning nod from a panel of United Kingdom and international music industry professionals. Alan was also noted as a finalist for his ballad, “Fragmented Dreams.”

Alan Hardman, Director of the UKSC, announced the contest results Tuesday in England, saying, "Mark Alan's well crafted song, “Got Me Flyin’,” greatly impressed the judges with its positive, uplifting feel. It is a worthy winner."

The international contest received over 4,000 entries worldwide. No other song contest in the world comes close in generating media attention and in getting publishing and recording deals for new songwriters, according to songwritingcontes.co.uk.

To hear the award winning song, visit MarkAlanOnline.com.

About Mark Alan
23-year-old, Minneapolis native, Mark Alan is achieving success with his unique brand of Christian pop-rock. In 2003, Mark received his first songwriting award when he won the Contemporary Christian Music Network International’s song writing contest with “Got me Flyin’.” The song soon received attention across the Christian AC radio market, picking up over 15,000 plays in 2004 alone and maintaining play in the regular rotation at many stations, including Minneapolis’s own, Lifenet, a subsidiary of KTIS radio. Over the past 4 years, Mark has opened for over 15 national artist, including Dove award winners Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real. In 2004, Mark played nearly 100 dates and sold over 1,500 albums.


For more information, contact:
Mark Alan
P.O. Box 46348
Minneapolis, MN 55446 USA
612.269.9235
Mark@MarkAlanOnline.com
www.MarkAlanOnline.com


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- markalanonline.com


Discography

2005 - The Broken Ep
2004 - Something that Lasts - features first radio single, Got me Flyin

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23 year old, Minneapolis native, Mark Alan’s music will take you on a journey of discovery to the age old question of life’s purpose. Pop choruses combined with melodic guitars and thought provoking lyrics make up the combo that produces this young artist’s one of a kind sound. “I write songs in an effort to convey hope in a world that is hopeless.”