Mark is best known as a solo artist, and as former front man of indie/emo rock band Spitalfield. He has spent the greater part of the past decade writing, recording, and performing—and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Alternative Press Magazine writes, "Rose’s debut solo album, Wonderful Trouble (2011, self-released), has the style and emotion of a John Hughes movie soundtrack."
Mark Rose took a huge step forward with his label debut The Wild Type (9.25.15 via InVogue Records). "My stride on this album is a bit dark and haunting, but hopefully in an alluring way."
While at Columbia College Chicago studying music composition, Mark signed his first recording contract and publishing deal at the age of 19. He hit the pause button on other things happening in his life and got into a tour van. Fast forward to the present-- he has 200,000 album sales + 1,000 tour dates under his belt. Not a bad start for the songwriter, who first picked up a guitar to learn the intro riff to "Enter Sandman."
Mark also co-founded the custom songwriting platform Downwrite in 2013, does co-writing & production work for other artists, and regularly guest DJs at parties and events.
Billboard top 100 artist Rookie Of The Year established itself upon the strength of two early indie label releases. 2006 saw the release of their debut breakthrough album, The Goodnight Moon, on OneEleven/Warner Bros. Records. This album would put Rookie in the international spotlight and go on to sell over 120,000 units. Two more records (EP/LP) would follow over the next six years while the band continued to tour constantly as a headliner and in support of major acts such as Mutemath, Ryan Cabrera, Hot Chelle Rae, Quietdrive, Ashlee Simpson, Relient K, Mae, and more.
After years of international touring, song placements in film and TV, 200,000+ records sold, and multiple Billboard-charting albums and singles, Ryan Dunson toured under the Rookie Of The Year moniker as a solo act for the better part of five years. Rookie Of The Year returned with tours with Sherwood, He Is We and Forever The Sickest Kids in 2017. The group is now back as a full band, signed to Cardigan Records, and is currently working on new music and touring nationally on a regular basis.