Mark Rose is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL who plays his own blend of pop, rock and r&b. Front man and key songwriter for rock band Spitalfield from 1998-2007, Rose has made a name for himself as a versatile songwriter and performer. "The guys deserve credit for knowing exactly where to go big and when to hold back for maximum effect," says All Music Guide's Corey Apar, of Spitalfield's 2006 effort, Better Than Knowing Where You Are. In and out of the studio, on and off the road, Rose is developing his sound and taking the next step of his career. "How Strong We Are" is the first recorded sample of new music coming out to the public, showcasing a different side of his talent and perhaps a great indicator of what's to come stylistically. Rose had his onstage debut with a backing band to a sold out crowd at Chicago's Beat Kitchen this past April. "It felt right to be on stage again," comments Rose. "There's nothing like an intimate packed club to try out new music and ideas." Mark studied music composition at Columbia College in Chicago for two years before signing a recording contract with Spitalfield in 2003 to Victory Records. The group disbanded at the end of 2007, but not before releasing three full length albums, selling over 130,000 copies worldwide, and taking their music to the stage in nine countries on three continents. As one chapter ends a new chapter begins for the young musician, who is just 25 years old. "My goal is to make music I'm passionate about, and to give it my all. If it can stand up on its own, I've done my job. The rest is up to those listening to it."