“Music is in me. You know, when you’re born with something inherently in you? I think we are all born with a voice capable of singing, but not everyone has it in them to use it. “I grew up listening to all the beautiful arias, and I feel that when I sing, I really am the happiest guy on earth. All my troubles are gone. And you know, many people have a great voice, an exceptional voice even, but what’s missing is the storytelling. It’s not just about singing notes it’s always, always about telling a story”.
Mark Vincent & Australia’s Got Talent
Mark’s own story remains a remarkable one. The Sutherland Shire-raised young man won the third series of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ in 2009 (an experience he has described as “surreal, amazing”) and soon he was signed to the Sony Music record label – and the world really sat up to take notice.
Mark Vincent Recordings
His first album ‘Mio Visione – My Dream’, captured the hearts of many and he has continued to do so with his following four albums ‘Compass’, ‘The Great Tenor Songbook’, ‘Songs from the Heart’ and most recently ‘The Quartet Sessions’. In amongst all that he has appeared on stage alongside Whitney Houston, Katherine Jenkins, The Priests and Kate Ceberano.
His star continues to rise – indeed, it seems it is only the start of his stratospheric ascent. On his current album ‘The Quartet Sessions’ he once again showcases his singing talent. His voice has a depth and clarity which belies his years, songs which appear on the album such as the beautiful rendition of ‘Besame Mucho’ and ‘Viva La Vida’ clearly illustrate this and truly showcase his innate, God-given gift. ‘The Quartet Sessions’ is a collection of enduring classics (including ‘Burn for You’ and ‘Runaway’), tracks from iconic musicals such as West Side Story and Les Miserables, as well an assortment of contemporary songs such as ‘Halo’ and ‘Jar of Hearts’.
For Mark, singing a collection of classics and contemporary songs was aimed to inspire a youthful audience. “The new record features a variety of songs. It has quite a different feel to my previous records. I’ve taken a few pop songs and given them a classical feel. I’m hoping to also appeal to the younger generation”.
Mark again teamed up with conductor/producer, friend and mentor Chong Lim, backed by the glorious sound of a string quartet. “A lot of the songs we were doing were written for forty piece orchestras; they’re big songs. Chong and I had to find a way to adapt them for four string players”. The end result is a collection of songs which move, tell a story, and have the ability to resonate amongst generations; it’s exactly what Mark aimed to achieve.
Mark Vincent Bookings
Mark Vincent makes special appearances at corporate events, charities and festivals. Mark Vincent can be hired for bookings at your event. Booking arrangements and event management of Mark Vincent performances at corporate events can be done by booking agent Vogue Entertainment. Call 1300 296 133 or contact us.
Mark Vincent Achievements
2014 — ‘Best So Far’
2013 — ‘Quartet Sessions’
2011 — ‘Songs from the Heart’
2010 — ‘The Great Tenor Songbook’ (Gold)
2010 — ‘Compass’ (Gold)
2009 — ‘My Dream – Mio Visione (Platinum Edition)’ (Platinum)
2014: Very special guest at the tribute gala event ‘Bart Cummings Medal’
2014: Knighted into the ‘Order of Saint John of Jerusalem’
2014: Released the 5th number 1 classical chart Aria Albums
2014: ‘Best So Far’ Released
2012 — Played Adolfo Pirelli AIM’s Production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ and also Appeared in their production of ‘A Chorus Line’
2011 — ‘Songs from the Heart’ released
2010 — ‘Compass’ released and reached number 2 on ARIA charts, certified Gold
2010 — ‘Great Tenor Song Book’ released and became top 20 hit on ARIA charts, certified Gold
2009 — ‘Mio Visione’ — My Dream released and reached number 2 on ARIA charts
2009 — Won Australia’s Got Talent aged 15
2014: Helpmann Awards
2014: Bart Cummings Medal
2013: Woolworths Carols in the Domain
2009: Australia’s Got Talent – Winner Mark has performed on the Today Show, Sunrise, fundraising Telethons across Australia
2014- 2015: Dirty Dancing – The Classical Story on Stage
How To Book Mark Vincent
To book Mark Vincent call Vogue Entertainment on 1300 296 133