The single follows on from the previous success of his first single, which garnered support from the likes of Ken Bruce, originally featuring on his ‘New To 2’ segment, before the reaction from listener’s saw the track propelled onto BBC Radio 2’s B-List – a real feat for a relatively new artist.
‘Dancing On A Monday’ showcases Mark’s unrivalled flair and presence, cementing his place as a pioneer of contemporary big band jazz. More than just a talented crooner making his way through the Great American Songbook, Mark’s unique talent lies in forming elegant and classy songs, reminiscent of Sinatra and The Rat Pack, while also injecting a 21st century tone and lyricism.
On the track, Mark comments “I wanted to add something to the album that encourages people to really dance and get people up on their feet. I wanted something that encapsulated some of that wonderful Latino style and heat, yet still kept some relation to the big band sound – this for me is one of my favourite tracks on the album.
A gifted songwriter, his varied career had taken him from winning childhood talent contests, numerous writing and production credits as well as gold albums in countries around the world.