Brad Marks is a 26 year from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales now based in Brisbane. He is a multi-award winning Artist from many Talent quests and a graduate of the 2014 Academy of Country Music, which saw him being asked by Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence to become an Ambassador for Walk Of Life.
Since his graduation, Brad has worked a number of performances in Tamworth both acoustically and with his band returning in 2015, 2016 and 2017. His latest achievements being 2016 as a finalist in The Southern Star Awards (Rising Star Award), a finalist in Independent Country Music of Australia (Best New Talent) and finalist in Tamworth Songwriters Association Song of The Year ( Anzac Section). In Tamworth he has supported Amber Lawrence, Margie May Hockey, Peter Denahy, Forever Road, Troy Kemp, Luke O’Shea and Allan Caswell at their invitation as well as performing in the Country Goes Pink as Troy Kemps Up and coming artist and also Lifeline concerts for Allan Caswell.
This dynamic young artist has been playing the guitar since the age of ten and has been performing for the past nine years being invited into guest artist spots and in later years starring in shows at such places as Seaforth Bowling Club, Belrose Bowling Club and Balgowlah RSL where he has been the star of Bear Cottages Yearly Fundraiser in 2017 and they have asked him to headline again because of last year’s success . He also performs regularly at many Pubs and Clubs acoustically and with his band.
Brad loves to sing both classic and modern country music listing his main musical influences as Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Adam Brand, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Chris Young.
Brad is currently working towards his first album writing with people such as Troy Kemp (McAlister Kemp), hit writer Allan Caswell and nine-time Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea. His first single was released to radio in June 2015 (“Take It or Leave It”) co-written with Troy Kemp and his second in November of 2015 (“With Respect”) co-written with Allan Caswell, third being “Yesterday” co-written with Troy Kemp and Jeremy Barnes in March 2018 and produced by Rod Motbey at Tracking Dog Studios. His first music video for “Yesterday” was produced by Michael Carpenter.
Brad has been announced as a finalist in the Southern Star Awards in Mildura in October 2018.