My Story

Hi

Mark Whiteley is a Songwriter from New Brighton (near Liverpool), England.

Most of Mark's childhood was the 1960's and grew up listening to The Beatles, Hollies, The Kinks, Roling Stones... all purveyors of perfect 3 minute pop songs.   The desire to create catchy pop music comes through in some of the tracks on 'Airbrush Hollywood' ; some songs are clearly throwbacks to the catchy songs of the 60's and 70's.  Mark strongly believes that hooks in songs are absolutely crucial, and wants to create music that listeners will be attracted to on a first listen.

The album 'Airbrush Hollywood'  was released on 15th August 2015  on Spinnup Records.
It's available to download via this website and at  www.amazon.co.uk  and on i tunes.  It is also available to hear instantly if you have Spotify - just search on Spotify for Airbrush Hollywood.

Mark started songwriting for the album in 2010, and it became a reality thanks to the help of many talented musician friends who co-wrote songs or played guitars , sax, harmonica, and piano.

The album was been recorded at a number of small studios on the Wirral, Merseyside, UK, but predominately at FYNK studios  in Wallasey UK.  Seven of the songs have been licensed to Emerge Music Media UK, a division of RAK records London.   These tracks are played around the world in Airport Lobbies, Hotels, large stores and other media outlets.

Mark was also behind the 2014 Charity CD project 'Blue Skies' for which 18 Liverpool / Wirral based songwriters added a song each.  A 'Blue Skies II' CD is currently being thought about....

Mark continues to be involved in Open Mic sessions in Wirral, UK, as an organiser and performer, manages music events in the local community, and plays Sax and Acoustic Guitar in the Wirral based band Marshall Hearts and the duo Madmen Acoustic.