Mark Tempany

Mark Tempany entered the folk music scene in the early 1990’s, then in 1994 was encouraged to visit the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival. His success was immediate – winning two major awards at the CCMA National Talent Search – and Mark was now firmly in the Australian country music industry.

A national Australian tour with UK superstar Charlie Landsborough and performances alongside national identities like Kate Ceberano and James Blundell saw Mark’s rise continue.

Mark has toured successfully to USA, NZ & Europe, appeared on National TV, been a Golden Guitar nominee, is inducted in the BRAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME, the South Australian Country Music HALL OF FAME & has WON 11 QRA Sunnie Awards. His 5 albums all released to critical acclaim & chart success.

With a reputation for superb performances, over 15,000 album sales, multi award-winning & multi media successes all over Australia & overseas – Mark’s unique Australian music has certainly made an impression.

Mark departed Queensland in 2004 for his new South Australian base with fellow Australian singer, songwriter & performer (and now his wife, business and music partner) Alison Hams – and has won Country Music Industry Awards in Tamworth, NSW and South Australia, and is inducted into the Brand South Australia and the South Australian Country Music Halls Of Fame.

Mark & Alison have primarily combined as a formidable acoustic duo since 2006 – as well as further expanding through their on-going music business “STORMFRONT PRODUCTIONS”.

Since 2018 Mark & Alison have also created, sponsored and produced the unique and amazing “Whyalla Recording Scholarship” to launch the careers of young, regional Original songwriters – this project has already produced 5 Top 10 Singles on the iTunes Australia Charts.

2023 sees Mark & Alison making a welcome return to the Commercial Music Industry with a brand new album “OUT INTO THE BLUE”.

Lead single LULLABY has seen radio chart success across the nation, with features on GOOD MORNING COUNTRY, SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY and reaching Number One on the AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY SONGWRITERS SHOW. With music videos and follow up singles to come, Out Into The Blue’s eclectic mix of original country, bluegrass, acoustic pop and storytelling folk is achieving critical acclaim across Australia, and the globe.

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