Mark Rose

Mark Rose

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mark Rose is a Singer/songwriter from Chicago who plays a soulful blend of rock and R&B-- somewhere between John Mayer & Phil Collins. From full band to acoustic, and anywhere in between, Mark has made a name for himself as a versatile songwriter & performer.


Mark Rose is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL who plays his own blend of R&B infused rock and pop. Front man & key songwriter for rock band Spitalfield from 1998-2007, Rose has made a name for himself as a versatile songwriter and performer.

Rose recently self-released Wonderful Trouble, his debut full length album (2011). "Rose’s full-length solo debut, has style and emotion of a John Hughes movie soundtrack," says Aubrey Welbers of Alternative Press Magazine. Working with producer Sean O'Keefe, the record took on a sound & shape that Mark had been working on putting together since the break-up of his former band. "The record is a departure from Mark's previous two EPs-- a little less John Mayer and a little more Stevie Wonder," says Indie Monday's Matt Tanaka. His backing band on the new recordings boasts some serious players, including Pat Sansone (Wilco) & Matt Walker (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey). With guest vocal appearances from some of his touring friends (Bob Nanna, Lucas Carpenter) & a grooving rhythm section-- Mark has found his stride with this album.

Mark studied music composition at Columbia College in Chicago for two years before signing a recording contract with Spitalfield in 2003 to Victory Records. The group disbanded at the end of 2007, but not before releasing three full-length albums, selling over 130,000 copies worldwide, and taking their music to the stage in nine countries on three continents. As one chapter ends a new chapter begins for the young musician, who is just 28 years old. "My goal is to make music I'm passionate about, and to give it my all. If it can stand up on its own, I've done my job. The rest is up to those listening to it."

Mark has supported acts as diverse and illustrious as Third Eye Blind, Patrick Stump, Julia Nunes, Craig Owens, The Academy Is..., Green River Ordinance, among many others.


The Sound of a Turnaround (EP, 2013)

Wonderful Trouble (full length, 2011)

Separate (EP, 2010)

The Greatest Lakes (EP, 2009)