After Catch 22 ran out of juice, it was a rethink time for Mark. “When I saw the band One Hand One Heart on local TV they blew my mind, they were tight and shiny something was going to happen for them." Hearing that the band needed a singer, Mark approached them and landed the gig.
Picked up by manager Chas Chandler (bassist from The Animals) “Chas was fascinating to work with, a true music man who managed Jimi Hendrix & brought him to the UK." Years of gigging followed, and then a deal with Epic records. Two singles and an album were released before One Hand One Heart fell apart.
Nor, has anyone whose witnessed this amazing singer live will tell you, does it stop there. Mark went solo and wrote his first hit ‘So In Love With You’, this record opened many doors, it led him into the dance world with a new stage name ‘Duke’ and to producers Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) and Full Intention (Jon Pearn/Michael Gray) responsible for the classic remixes of 'So In Love With You'. It hit the mainstream and dance charts in the Netherlands (top 5) "DJ Marcello was the very first to play the track at the Escape club in Amsterdam" then travelled from territory to territory. It has received continued mainstream major radio support to-date in the Netherlands “I will always have a love for the Netherlands where it all began!”
One of his most memorable experiences was writing and producing with soul legend Bobby Womack “an experience I will never forget."
Mark signed to various labels including Gary Kurfirst’s label for the U.S. Radioactive/Universal Records (Garbage, Live, Blondie & Talking Heads) “Gary was an amazing guy to work with, a true innovator.”
It reached #1 in the Billboard club chart and became airplay staple on most influential crossover & dance stations worldwide & has been remixed by the some of the biggest names in the industry.