Mark left AC/DC, due to some personality clashes with Angus, during the summer of 1977 and flew back to Australia. Joining up with vocalist Owen Orford and drummer Peter McFarlane, he swiftly put together an outfit called Contraband and recorded an album entitled 'Nothing To Hide' for the Portrait label, which was released in 1978. Mark Evans recorded three albums with Contraband.
Subsequently, Mark turned up in various Australian bands, none of whom really went on to achieve anything of note. Arguably the most interesting were Heaven, managed by Michael Browning and fronted by one Allan Fryer, who was considered at one time to be the hot favorite to replace Bon Scott after his tragic death in 1980.
The last anyone heard musically from Mark Evans was in Los Angeles during the early '90s when he recorded an album with The Zoo, led by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood.