Mark Wells may not be Australia’s best kept country rock secret for much longer. His emphasis on writing memorable tunes and delivering energetic performances has earned him a swag of awards, radio airplay and a legion of dedicated supporters.
Just recently, Country Capital Music News declared his debut full-length release, The Long Walk Home, to be “ one of the finds of the year for fans of contemporary Australian country music.”
Citing Ryan Adams, Keith Urban and Jackson Browne as major influences, Wells’ style elbows the edges of alt. country and country rock, and his honest storytelling pulls no punches while never forgetting to have a good time in the process.
Touted as one to watch by the legendary Bill Chambers, Wells has been riding a wave of success ever since he won the Songwriter’s Prize at the Telstra Road to Tamworth in 2008. The win earned him a trip to the US to meet and work with some of Nashville’s best songwriters and US music industry heavyweights.
His ability to write memorable tunes has made waves in the charts too. The lead single from his debut alt. country EP, the bluegrass infused “You’re Still on My Mind” received plenty of airplay on the Country Music Channel and reached #16 on the CMC Chart.