Mark Klein (singer)

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Mark Klein
Also known as The Little King
Born (1993-12-22) December 22, 1993 (age 21)
Origin Central City, Louisiana, United States
Genres R&B, soul, swamp pop, rock and roll, blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, Travel Show Host
Instruments Guitar, Bass guitar, keyboards, drums, mandolin, Trumpet
Years active 2000–present
Labels Unsigned
Associated acts Thunder-n-Lightnin'(2003—2004)
The Boogie Kings(2005—present)
The Klein Kids(2004—present)
Funkkshun(2009-present)
Mark Klein and the Last Sensations(2010-present)
Website markklein.us

Mark Hunter Klein (born December 22, 1993, Central City, Louisiana, United States) is an American blue eyed soul and blues singer-songwriter, actor and member of The Boogie Kings, an American swamp pop band.

Biography[edit]

Klein began singing at the age of two. However, he is most notable for becoming the youngest member of the legendary 1950s supergroup, The Boogie Kings at the age of 10[1][2][3] 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 is a multi-instrumentalist; playing guitar, mandolin, keyboards, drums, and Bass guitar.

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 performers. At the age of seven, he became a member of Thunder-n-Lightnin, a duo consisting of Klein and Kayla Woodson, his singing partner.[4] However, the group disbanded two years later.

Throughout his career, he has performed at bowl games, oprys, beauty pageants, larger festivals, nursing homes among other venues.

Klein cites his influences such as Elvis Presley, Wilson Pickett, and Ray Charles, among others. Klein is currently recording a third album, with songs Klein has mostly wrote himself. Released, will be the singles "The Kid Is Hot Tonight!" and "I've Done Everything For You".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
2004 It's Just Me
2006 Blue Eyed Soul Patrol
2007 Unreleased Christmas album (with Ashleigh Klein)
2010 TBA

Unreleased songs[edit]

  • "I Want to Thank You"
  • "New Orleans Medley"
  • "I Think I'm in Love"
  • "I Wanna Rock You"

Singles with The Boogie Kings[edit]

  • "Sick and Tired" on the album Never Go Away

Solo singles[edit]

  • "The Kid Is Hot Tonight!", 2008
  • "I've Done Everything for You", 2008

Awards[edit]

  • Louisiana Kids Entertainer of the Year (2004)
  • American Kids Entertainer of the Year (2004)

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