Blue Eyed Soul Patrol
Mark Klein is an American blue eyed soul and blues singer-songwriter and member of The Boogie Kings, an American swamp pop band. Klein began singing at the age of 2. However, he is most notable for becoming the youngest member of the legendary 1950s swamp pop supergroup, The Boogie Kings at the age of 11. Ned Theall, a Cajun trumpeter and member of The Boogie Kings became his mentor after Klein e-mailed him and became a member of the band. Klein recorded 'Sick and Tired' on The Boogie Kings' 2007 album, Never Go Away. Klein, Louisiana Hall of Famer Allen Wayne and Gregg Martinez were dubbed 'The New Breed' by the current members of The Boogie Kings after becoming members in 2005. Before he joined The Boogie Kings, Klein recorded his first album, It's Just Me when he was 10 in 2004 and his second album, Blue Eyed Soul Patrol in 2006. When he was 6, he became a member of Louisiana Kids, an organization based in Louisiana for child singers and entertainers. After then, at the age of seven, he became a member of Thunder-n-Lightnin, a duo consisting of Klein and a younger girl named Kayla Woodson. However, the group disbanded two years later. Throughout his career, he has performed at oprys, numerous festivals, venues in Branson, Mo. and Pigeon Forge, Tn., Carnival Cruise Lines among other venues. Klein cites his influences such as Elvis Presley, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, among others. Mark Klein is currently recording a third album, with songs Klein has mostly wrote himself. The album is scheduled for a release in the autumm of 2007.