O’Shea achieve highest ARIA entry

Posted on 31 Jan 2013

Alberts writer Mark O'Shea as one half of husband and wife duo O'Shea have scored their highest chart entry to date with album One + One.

Debuting #24 on the ARIA all-genre album chart and #3 on the Country Album Chart this week, O’Shea are now taking their new single THANK YOU ANGELS to radio.

Australian born Mark and Jay O’Shea recorded ONE + ONE in Nashville where they now reside. The album was produced by ex-pat Aussie Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Tim Finn, Yothu Yindi) and features song writing collaborations with Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan), Tim Nichols (Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz) and Kim Carnes (Bette Davis Eyes).

The new single THANK YOU ANGELS was largely inspired by Mark’s experience with open heart surgery in 2010, a procedure he had previously undergone as a six month old child and has been selected as the theme song for HeartKids Queensland’s 2013 awareness campaign. HeartKids works to raise awareness of childhood heart disease, and practically support those affected by it in Queensland. Mark and Jay became ambassadors for HeartKids Queensland in 2012.

O’SHEA have also been selected as the support on the East Coast leg of Sir Cliff Richard’s Australian tour commencing Saturday 2nd February in Brisbane. Audiences will have a chance to see Mark & Jay on eleven dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Brisbane.

Their debut album Mr. and Mrs. was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. It scored four consecutive #1 singles on the CMC Top 50 Chart, making them the first Australian act to achieve such a feat on debut in the history of the chart. They went on to win the Golden Guitar for “New Talent of the Year” at the 2012 CMAA Awards and have firmly established themselves as one of the most popular new acts in Australian Music.

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