Mark Shelton is considered one of the most dynamic performers with astounding vocal prowess that leaves audiences mesmerized in amazement. But it is his incredible voice, strong and diverse, that leaves audiences in amazement. Engaging with that "Star" quality, Mark Shelton effortlessly moves from the 1950s to the 1970s Elvis Presley songs mirroring the King of Rock n' Roll. He nails every Elvis Presley song of any era with such precision that people sometimes think they are listening to a recording and are breathless when they discover it is a live singer. It is truly impressive.
Consistently performing sellout shows in his presentation of Elvis during “THE KING RETURNS” concert tours, Mark Shelton has become internationally acclaimed as an Elvis Tribute Artist, Mark Shelton and his highly impressive live band, leave audiences stunned in amazement at the world class quality of the production. This is a benefit concert to aid the fight against cancer. His shows have received national attention being featured on ABCnews, CBS Inside Edition, Good Morning America, and many, many more; as well as receiving global accolades including feature stories in India, Fuji Television Network in Japan, and the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom! This show is not to be missed! Come see why the world is talking about this show!
In the entertainment field, Mark Shelton has had an amazing career spanning multi-faceted venues, having recorded several times in Nashville, Tennessee, releasing custom projects; has recorded and performed in Canada, on Cruise Ships, in hundreds of churches, schools, auditoriums, at festivals, on live television and radio, and has performed at major music festivals including "Soulfest"; "Block Island Music Festival"; the M/S Mt. Washington Cruise Ship, the Florida State Fair, "Godstock", "Jesus is Lord" Festival, the "Lake Champlain Maritime Festival", Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Palm Beach, Key West, (etc., etc., ) and performed a special tribute to the music of the Rat Pack at the Hilton in Long Beach, California, for “Project Cuddle”. Mark headed back to Los Angeles to perform once again at the Hilton in February of 2016 at an event hosted by very popular actor, John Stamos, this time doing the music of the “Flower Power’ era. In 2011, Mark sang the National Anthem in front of a crowd of over 37,000 for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway. But it is his captivating tributes to the music, style and spirit of Elvis Presley for which Mark has received international acclaim as one of the best voices and renditions of Elvis hits ever heard.
Mark Shelton is a life-long resident of the State of Vermont, living on the border of Canada, 90 minutes from Montreal. He is married to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and the couple share two children, Barry and Johna. Barry is currently on active duty as a cyber security specialist with the United States Air Force and Johna is pursuing a musical education degree at Gordon College (her mother’s alma mater) in Wenham, Massachusetts. Mark and Lisa each have performed vocally throughout their lives. Mark has been graduated from Boston University with the degree of Master of Criminal Justice. (He graduated first in his Class of 2014 with a 4.0 GPA.) He received his Bachelors in Communications at Lyndon State College. Mark is a 29 year veteran with the Vermont Department of Corrections having worked as a Probation and Parole Officer, Corrections Officer, and is currently a training officer for the Agency of Human Services. Prior to his work with the State of Vermont, Mark was a Military Police Officer with the United States Army. He was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1998 for humanitarian work.
Three days after they were wed, Mark’s bride, Lisa, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. A terminal sentence the couple have relied on their faith and trust in God to navigate this journey *Click Here For Inside Edition TV News Article. One day upon this path Mark asked Lisa what she would like to do in the time the Lord allowed them to share together. Mark offered her vacations, but Lisa stated that she wanted to see Mark sing the music of Elvis like he did in high school. Mark then began working to trim his weight down from over 385 to 215 pounds in about a year and put on the show of a lifetime. The show was a sell out and requests began pouring in for Mark to perform Elvis Tributes in other venues. All the proceeds from the concerts are donated to Lisa’s medical fund.
A stunning live performer, Mark Shelton was named 2007 "Best International Christian Male Artist" in the Toronto Exclusive Magazine in November of 2007 and described in Christian Music's "Relevant" Magazine and Celebrate Radio's Internet & Satellite Ministry as "one of the strongest voices we've ever heard with powerful lyrics and dynamic presentations, Mark Shelton is anything but your traditional performer." Audiences and venues consistently report that Mark Shelton's performances are considered among the best shows they have ever seen.
If there is ever a chance to get Mark Shelton in your area for a concert, sock hop or children's theater, you should jump at that chance! Never a disappointment, always amazing, it is a memorable and interactive experience for all involved no matter what the adventure in performance he brings to your area.