Singer-songwriter, indie Folk, acoustic pop – these are all labels that could apply to Mark Wilkinson, but ultimately he lends his voice to the human condition. His music has risen up the charts on two continents amd his shows have sold out in several different countries. He's shared arena stages with some of music's most enigmatic names like Brian Wilson and Rodriguez, but he can still be found performing on the street, forging connections through song without barrier or contrivance. Some of these organic moments of connection have actually led to breakthroughs for Wilkinson as an independent artist: while busking in Amsterdam, a late-night television producer approached him and asked him to appear on the show that evening. After the segment aired, his music hit the charts in the Netherlands and he began trending on social media. An advertising executive saw him busking in Sydney and placed his song "Middle Ground" in a Nescafé ad campaign that sent it to the top of the iTunes singer-songwriter charts in Australia.
In 2013, Wilkinson took the leap to North America, selling out his first-ever show in New York and hitting the airwaves across the U.S. and Canada on SiriusXM's Coffee House station, where he was named "Discovery of the Year" alongside breakout artists like Chvrches and Bastille. His 2015 acoustic hit "Everything To Me" is still in rotation, and he continues to sell out shows across the continent, playing legendary venues like the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Eddie's Attic in Decatur, and more. Now, with three full length albums under his belt, 2019 sees Wilkinson return to the live stage in support of his fourth record, Blue Eyed Girls. Set for release in March 2019, this new collection of songs comes hot on the tail of Wasted Hours, which hit #1 on the Australian independent album charts in early 2018.