Marko Vilhelm Vuoriheimo
Signmark was born deaf into a world where music was only for the hearing. His music career began already as a child when he started to translate familiar Christmas carols into sign language, so that the whole family could sing together. Even though friends and teachers laughed at his dream of being successful in the music business, Signmark stood fast and made the impossible possible. In 2006 Signmark independently released the first sign language hiphop album and DVD in the world. Signmark’s perseverance led to his first international show in Paris in 2006 after which things kicked off to a new level. He was invited to celebrate Finland’s Independence Day at the President’s reception, a book was written about him and he was asked to participate in the national Eurovision tryouts where their final placement was second place. Warner Music released Signmark’s second album in 2010 which made him the first deaf artist to have a record deal with an international record label. He has toured the world diligently and performed in over 50 countries in 6 continents including remarkable performances at Mount Everest and the UN Summit.