Enjoying massive popularity with monster hits I Wanna
Make You My Lady, Last Romance and Never Gonna Fall In
Love Again in the 70s made Mark our very own pop idol.
Girls practically fainted if they were given one of his
trademark red carnations during his performance. Mark's
albums achieved platinum success, he won three Logies
and scored numerous roles in TV dramas and films.
Living in the USA in the 80s, Mark worked with film star
Milla Jovovich, Mowtown gurus The Temptations, Belinda
Carlisle, Andrew Strong of The Commitments and actor/singer
Returning to Oz in the 90s, Mark formed artist management
company, MarJac Productions, which manages Vanessa Amorosi.
He co-wrote hits Absolutely Everybody, Shine, Have A Look
and The Power and has written songs recorded by Delta
Goodrem, Sophie Monk and Nikki Webster. He is passionately
focussed on developing new Australian talent and brings
his own unique experience as a singer, songwriter, producer
and international artist developer to the team.
Gracious Australian musical goddess, Marcia Hines, has
been singing professionally for more than thirty year,
her first solo performance was at the tender age of seven.
Marcia first came to Australia (a place she'd never even
heard of!) from the US when she was just 16 years old,
after she scored a role in the radical musical "Hair".
From there, her career skyrocketed with eight multi-platinum
albums, eleven top ten hits making her enormously successful.
Previously voted the Queen of Pop, Marcia was Australia's
number one selling act for much of the 70s. Her popularity
surged again in the 90s and she is considered one of the
most successful recording artists this country has ever
Marcia brings a wealth of experience and energy to Australian
Idol and is looking forward to "watching the talent metamorphose
Affectionately known as "Dicko", Ian Dickson has worked
in the international record industry for nearly twenty
years and is the General Manager of Marketing for major
record label BMG Australia.
Dicko is a pom who now calls Australia home. He sounds
funny. He pronounces the "g" in "singing" … as in, "sing-ging"
and he fidgets a lot. But Ian has the serious task of
judging potential Australian Idols in terms of their singing
talent, image and very importantly their marketability
for an Australian and a worldwide audience.
His extensive range of experience includes strategising
major marketing campaigns for Natalie Imbruglia, Avril
Lavigne, Pink, Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai,
Pearl Jam, M People, The Eurythmics and John Farnham.
Dicko has been there, done that and he's got the t-shirt
to prove it.
He hopes to bring a "strong sense of commercial realism"
to Australian Idol and acknowledges that when the competition
ends his work just begins.