On leaving Hurtwood, Mark gained a place at Webber-Douglas drama school in London. Although gifted as an actor, Mark decided to focus on his music career. He was for a number of years involved in The Seed, (a kind of English Red Hot Chilli Peppers made up of mostly ex-Hurtwood students), but is now working as a solo artist and has produced a truly fabulous debut album, F Sharp.
Alex Zane gave Mark Hole’s My Friend Track Of The Week on his new ‘MySpace Mars Planets Radio Show and Tom Robinson is also a fan, playing Mark's tracks on BBC Radio 6, saying that the album was "superb. The production is flawless - deep, rich, modern and very slightly unsettling. Great stuff.”
Excellent reviews are flooding in. Chris Hughes, producer of Tears for Fears wrote to Mark saying "what an amazing record and what an amazing time you must have had making it. You should be very proud of it. It is a strong piece of work which doesn’t align itself to any current/passing trend. In fact, it stands head and shoulders above a lot of things supposedly relevant today. It sounds amazing in my car. Holy shit I love it!!!"
Tim Rice is quoted as saying the album is “very quirky with echos of the great Ray Davies" and Kevin Spacey met Mark and bought the album saying that "the cover picture (which is Mark lying down baring his bottom to the world) was worth the ten pounds alone"!
In the autumn of 2011 Mark supported Tori Amos on her European tour which included Paris, Rome, Russia, Norway, Germany and several dates in London including the Albert Hall.
Mark has now repleased his second Album "Always Follow Your Heart" (which is also available on itunes) and recent collaborations include award-winning producer and 'Rumer mentor' "Steve Brown", "Declan Gaffney" from the "U2" Crew, spending time in the studio with "Mr Jimmy Hogarth" himself and the legend that is "Amanda Ghost".
"Think Rufus/Folds with the emotion of Jeff and the fun of Queen, then think beyond all 4 and a bit to the side."
You can see Mark's website at www.markhole.com