Mark Holden - Vocals

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Mark Holden

Mark Holden on Musical Style Adventures

Mark Holden performed amazing vocals on the folk song "Princess and the Prawn". Stinky Ninja is super grateful for the performance and professionalism of the legendary performer, broadcaster, and producer.

About Mark Holden

Mark Holden made his name in the mid-1970s as the good-looking carnation-carrying pop star who sang hits like ‘Never Gonna Fall in Love Again’ and ‘Last Romance’.

Mark is best known for being a judge on Australian Idol. He also appeared as a judge and mentor in the hugely successful X-Factor (in 2005).

In the 1980s he had two Top Ten hits with The Temptations on Motown – ‘Lady Soul’ which is included on the ‘Motown Greatest Hits 1972-92 Hitsville USA’ CD Compilation and ‘Look What You Started’ which features on the definitive Temptations compilation ‘The Emperors Of Soul’.

There were also hits with Tracie Spencer, Joey Lawrence, Will Downing, a #1 dance hit with Kathy Sledge, and over 50 cover recordings of his songs from artists as varied as Belinda Carlisle, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, The Manhattans, Donnie Osmond, Jose Feliciano, Fleetwood Mac, David Hasselhoff and Branford Marsalis.

He also developed and produced artists including Calvin Klein model and film star Milla Jovovich (‘Chaplin’, ‘Blue Lagoon 2’, ‘Dazed and Confused’, ‘The 5th Element’), for EMI Records Group, New York. This led to her debut album; a US Top Ten Post Modern hit, it won critical raves including a 3 star review in Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1999 he launched of his production, publishing and management company Marjac Productions, with his partner Jack Strom from ‘Red Faces’ on ‘Hey, Hey It’s Saturday‘.

Marjac Productions, with Transistor Music Australia and Universal Music International, launched Vanessa Amorosi onto the Australian and international stage with ARIA’s #4 album of the year 2000 – ‘The Power’ – and four hit singles in Australia.

‘Absolutely Everybody’ has been #7 in the UK, #2 in Ireland, Top Five Germany (Gold), Austria (Gold) and Switzerland; and Top Ten in many other European and Asian countries. Vanessa’s album ‘The Power’ was gold in GSA with 4 hit singles.

In 2000 Marjac Productions signed with Sony Australia to consult for the Delta Goodrem project which reached #1 in Australia and Top 5 UK. Meanwhile, his songs continue to be recorded by Vanessa Amorosi ,Nikki Webster ( Top 20 Gold single ‘Best Days’ ) , Delta Goodrem and Sophie Monk.

And in 2002, Mark was honoured by ‘This Is Your Life’ on Channel 9.

Mark appears regularly on radio, including guest fill ins on ABC Local Radio nationally, the weekday afternoon show on South Australia’s 891 ABC Adelaide, and has appeared on other stations such as Nova FM, ABC 774 Melbourne, 3AW and Vega 915 FM.

At the end of 2009, Mark graduated from his law degree and was admitted to the Bar, and he is currently practicing full time as a barrister.

In 2014 Mark appeared on the ratings hit Celebrity Come Dine With ME Australia with Red Symonds and created a media storm on Dancing with the Stars in his characters Bobo the Clown and Vladimir Putin.

He is also released his project The Holden Brothers Travelling Circus in 2014 a 5 part TV series and soundtrack available on iTunes and by mail order on .

In November of 2014 he was invited to guest star as Homey the Clown with the original members of Circus Oz in their show ‘the Classics’ at the Melba Speigeltent . On New Year’s Eve, Mark was part of the year 2014 in retrospective on ABC TV.

Mark regularly appears at corporate functions as an MC including for Macquarie Bank, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Foundation 49 and the Adelaide Crows.

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