June 15th, 2019
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220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:30pm | Showtime at 8:00pm
$25 Advanced | $30 at the door
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. Those moments in life that bear memory, those questions that drive us all. So universal they aren't bound by time or place, but so few can ever put into words.
"He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him." - Hazel Buckley, TheMusic.com.au
It's this simple but all too rare ability to connect that's brought him acclaim the world over. His music has risen the charts on two continents, his shows have sold out in half a dozen countries more. 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. And it is these organic moments of connection that have led to break-throughs 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 venues 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.
The 'Blue Eyed Girls' tour will encompass a lengthy 20+ date run across Australia throughout March, April and May before heading to North America and Europe for a slew of shows in the northern hemisphere.
Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album along with fan favorites from his ever growing catalogue. For more information, visit MarkWilkinsonMusic.com.