The producer Steffen Ehrhardt discovered the singer Mark Ashley at the age of 13 in a German discothèque, where he sang songs ofModern Talking. He was born in 1973 in Apolda/Thuringia and currently lives in Bad Salzungen. He had always performed songs at Christmas for his parents, who were the first ones to notice his musical talent. Mark Ashley had already made several successful performances on radio and TV.

With his first single "Dream of Great Emotion" the singer jumped into the German airplay - charts at 9 and in the BVD charts at 19. Producer and Singer convinced the record company ZYX Records, label: Dance Street, to record further singles and albums. Many fans of Modern Talking and Eurodance music lovers are still loyal to Mark.