Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

Strong R&B songs with great lyrical content and lush harmonies. A throwback to the balladeers of yesterday, captivating an audience with heart-felt musical expression and genuine love for them, coupled with the urban R&B flavor of today's hottest artists.

Biography

A native of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Mark began his musical journey as a 5 year-old just trying to be like his big brother who played piano and sang (deceased, 1988), but as he grew older, he began to develop a love for music all his own. In the early stages of his musical career, Mark formed a Youth choir, began a gospel group that sang around the Metropolitan Toronto Area and sang with gospel recording artist Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale. During his late teens he began to explore other genres of music, and fueled by the ups and downs of his relationships, he began to express his feelings about love through songwriting. Mark has performed across North America at Jazz Festivals and concerts from the du Maurier Jazz Festival to the World famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. He has also been featured at some of the premiere venues in the Southeast Region including: "For Sister's Only" at the Georgia World Congress Center; "Passion & Poetry" as a featured artist along with HBO Def Poets at Lithonia Amphitheater and Earthlink Live; featured artist in "Harmony in Life" at the Hard Rock Cafe's Velvet Underground. He has won numerous talent showcases, most notably the 2003 winner of the Absolut Jams R&B competition, where his songwriting and musicianship separated him from the competition. Mark has been recognized in national print magazines and online magazines such as Rolling Out Magazine and Atlantahapps.com respectively, and is currently finishing his debut solo album to be released on, LoveChild Entertainment, LLC, of which he is the Founder and President.

ALSO AVAILABLE AT:
www.myspace.com/marknelsonmusiq

Discography

EP Release 2005 - You Amaze Me.
"One True Love"
"Someone"
"You Amaze Me"

I have had radio play on stations in Atlanta, GA (V103FM, 89.3 FM)

Set List

My set lengths vary from about 15 minutes to 40 minutes depending on what is required. A mixture of cover songs and my originals.