Mark's Story

New York based singer-songwriter Mark Shock brings an Alt-Country style to his music.  A performer since the age of twelve, Mark moved from Michigan to New York City in 2004 to pursue an acting/singing career.  While performing in the critically acclaimed 2009 off-Broadway play Our Town, he taught himself to play guitar while backstage, and soon after began writing and recording original music.  Mark’s country-rock infused melodies, rooted in acoustic guitar, are reminiscent of classic, early Eagles recordings, with vocals akin to Rodney Crowell and Kenny Chesney, and lyrics based in vibrant storytelling. Among his influences are Bob Seger, John Denver, Jim Croce, Paul Simon, Tim McGraw, Otis Redding, Dwight Yoakam and Elvis Presley. Mark's debut album, Far From the End, was released in October 2014.  Since then, he has released seven additional singles, many of which appear on his latest album, Mark Shock, a compilation of some of his and his fans' favorite songs. The album also includes Mark's latest single, Free and Easy, which was released in June 2019.  Several of Mark’s original songs have been heard on radio stations across the United States, as well as Belgium, Canada, Ireland and The Netherlands.  Clive Swersky, host of the TV show Alive with Clive, described Mark as a "singer-songwriter who is fully in alignment with his true calling and passion in life" and that "the sound of Mark’s songs is as pleasing to the soul as a rejuvenating breeze on a hot summer day is to the senses!”  Mark is continually writing and recording new music.  He lives in New York City.