| He is a native of the Midwest and one of the first cities to invade the music industry in the 70's. Mark grew up in Dayton, Ohio surrounded by popular musicians. Such as the Ohio Players, Slave, Sun, Faze O, Lakeside, Zapp featuring Roger, Heatwave & Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame. As a youngster very successful entertainers influenced him. They instilled the values of becoming a great musician, songwriter & producer. They inspired him to stay true to the music that he admires. His ambitious nature and adoration for music led him to California in 1986. Which preceded an introduction to the Legendary Little Richard and enabled him to participate in his European Promotional tour for the album "LIFE TIME FRIEND" featuring the smash hit "GREAT GOSH A' MIGHTY" from the motion picture "DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS". From this introduction Mark has gained precious amounts of musical knowledge and exposure that makes him an asset to any musical group and aid in skyrocketing their career to musical success. He has performed with Little Richard on TV Shows, Award Shows, Concerts & Sound Tracks and is currently his drummer. Mark also recorded with the famous funk rock band, Mothers Finest and spent a great deal of time in Japan entertaining, recording commercials and learning the system of the Japanese music industry. He has played with Ricky Minor, Paul Jackson Jr., Debelah Morgan, Shanice, 98 Degrees, Chuck Berry & Johnny Graham (formerly with Earth Wind & Fire). In 1998 he embarked on the label's first promotional campaign, which launched the first lady JJ Holland of Intercity Records. (Endorsed by ddrumsm Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals, KickPort, Aquarian Drumheads)
Mark has performed on: Grand Ole Opry, A CAPITOL FOURTH, MOTOWN LIVE, JAY LENO, THE MAGIC HOUR, NIGHT MAN, TODAY SHOW, THE APOLLO THEATER, THE LATE SHOW with Arsenio Hall, THE LATE SHOW with Joan Rivers, THE LATE SHOW with Johnny Carson, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE (Sound track), PBS ROCK - N - DOO WOOP, BLACK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, SOUL TRAIN, SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, SOLID GOLD, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, DOLLY PARTON SHOW, ROCK & ROLL EVENING NEWS.
Updated: March 17, 2014
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