About Mark

rocking the roll2An alumni of Western Michigan University’s school of music and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Mark has been involved in many different music genre’s.

His first large scale tour happened in 1985 for Howard Jones’s North American tour. He has gone on to perform with many acts and artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Gordon Lightfoot, Looking Glass, Earl Klugh, Mitch Ryder, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Tony Orlando, Justine Blazer, Jon Secada and Concord recording artist,  jazz Pianist Helen Sung.

Mark has used his extremely versatile style in recording with David Foster, George Clinton, Brea Starr, Justine Blazer, What It Is, Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway and KayLyn Pace. He has also played on many commercials for radio and T.V. and show orchestra’s for productions with the Cleveland Institute of Music orchestra, the Mid Michigan Orchestra, Annie, Damned Yankee’s and West Side Story.

Mark is also an in demand drummer locally in his home state of Michigan. He has worked extensively in the Metro Detroit area with acts and artists ranging from Country to Hip Hop.  Some of the acts he’s worked with are:  Dixie  Crossroad, Nick Strange & the Bare Naked, The Chance, Doctor Pocket, his own fusion Jazz group Other Peoples Children, Bugs Beddow, Kentucky Strait, Tower of Soul,  the Prime Eights and Derringer to name a few.  Currently he is freelancing with various situations including  Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway, the V.C. Trio and Ken Merritt and the Blue Kats.

               Whether it’s in the studio, on the stage or teaching, Mark brings passion, creativity and energy.

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