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Mark Sholtez

Real Street, the effervescent debut album by Mark Sholtez, introduces a vibrant new talent to the musical landscape. The album's 11 original numbers and a remarkable cover of U2’s infamous “All I Want Is You” demonstrates effortless charisma and confident expertise, establishing the young Australian singer/songwriter as both a masterful tunesmith and a magnetic performer who can sell a song with the poise and confidence of a veteran.

The Brisbane native's original compositions draw upon such time-tested styles as swing and lounge, but his playful songwriting and charismatic vocals maintain an unmistakably contemporary sensibility. His distinctive blend of youthful energy, urbane lyrical savvy and a contagious melodic sensibility elevates an impressive assortment of material that ranges from the tongue-in-cheek humor of “Love Me for the Cool” and “Complicated Woman,” to the breezy lilt of “One More Kiss” and “Melita”, to the heartfelt romanticism of “If You Were A Song” and “Dream About You.”

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The Distance Between...
W.E.R.F.
2010
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Real Street
Real Street
Verve Music Group
2006
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