Monday night, Patrick and I got an exclusive chance to check out Mark Ballas from Dancing With The Stars in another element of his career – music. Mark put on an acoustic show at The Roxy here in Vancouver for charity. I knew Mark could sing from hearing some of his music with friend Derek Hough and having performed on DWTS, but hearing it live was even better. This boy is talented.
His acoustic set included songs from his latest album HurtLoveBox which is available on iTunes plus a few songs to get the crowd singing along. One of my favorite covers he did was Sexual Healing and Rihanna’s Rude Boy. Regardless of style or genre, Mark had the crowd melting like butter with his smooth vocals and incredible guitar skills. But don’t think that he’s given dancing up.
Mark says in the interview that he would love to be touring and playing music, opening for huge artists, but at the end of the day, he has been doing both dancing and singing just as long and loves to do them both. Again, he can’t talk about the upcoming season of DWTS, but he does mention a few partners he’d love to see hit the ballroom. Mark’s also had some pretty great partners including Kim Kardashian and more recently, Bristol Palin. There is no doubt that Mark is talented and as you’ll be able to see in the interview, the nicest guy.
Mark playing some of his own original music from the album “HurtLoveBox”
You know him as a dancer, but this boy can sing and play guitar. Sexy right?
Canada’s Elise Estrada checking out the show
Brandon R. Dwyer from Canada’s Project Runway hanging out with some friends at the show
Patrick with Mark Ballas before his set