Mark's continuing journey as a professional
musician has currently spanned 25 years and has allowed him to perform
throughout the world playing musical styles as diverse as Rock,
Pop, Jazz, Fusion, Soul, Funk, Latin, World, Blues, RnB, Reggae,
Country, Techno, Bass & Drums and Hip Hop. Performing to audiences
as diverse as Australian Outback communities to the Japanese Royal
family, from venues ranging from Urban inner city night clubs to
under ground W.W.II bunkers in Germany and tropical island resorts
to snow bound communities in former communist Europe.
His skills as a multi instrumentalist / music programmer have provided
him the opportunity to perform live with international artists such
as Toni Childs (USA), Lance Keltner (USA), Glynn Johns (UK), Australian
music icons Phil Emanual, Phil Manning (Chain), Ross Wilson (Mondo
Rock), Keith Casey (Santana) as well as current Australian country
recording artists such as James Blundell, Travis Collins, Luella
& the Heelers, Mishele Bradford Jones, Peter Koppes (the Church).
Mark has also supported major National and International artists
in concert such Peter Green & The Splinter Group (UK), Brian
Auger & The New Oblivion Express (USA), Julian Saas Band (NL),
Roy Ayers (USA), Wang Chung (UK), Sonia DaDa (USA), INXS, Midnight
Oil, Men At Work, Split Enz, Jimmy Barnes, Renee Gayer, Kevin Borich,
The Ten Tenors, Hunters & Collectors, Diesel, Vanessa Amorosi,
Adam Brand, Melinda Schneider, Jackson Jackson and Richard Clapton
to name just a few.
Internationally Mark has performed at some of the most prestigous
international hotels, including six month residencies at the Tokyo
Hilton in Shinjuku Japan and the Portman Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai
China. Appearances at Vomo Island Resort for Sotel Hotels in Fiji,
and corporate events in Hong Kong.
During the 90's Mark performed with the the Phillip Morris corporately
sponsored concept bands, Best of the USA, Long Beach Summer Rock,
30 Years of OZ rock, and the Castlemain Perkins Breweries promotional
band 'the Xotix'. As a member of the Rob Tognoni Band, Mark played
on the 1998, 1999 and 2001 Australian / European club and festival
tours and appears on the albums 'Live at the Twilight' and 'Revenge
of the Monky Grinder'. Festival appearances included performances
headlining the Roth Blues Festival (Germany), a nationally televised
appearance at the Leverkusener Jazz and Blues Festival (Germany),
in addition to numerous festivals in Denmark, Netherlands and Germany.
More recently Mark performed on the luxsury cruise ship 'The World' with with Jazz trio Beyond Beyond with shows in South Africa and Namibia. He also toured with the 'Simply The Best' Tina Turner Tribute, performing casino shows in Johannesburg, South Africa and Gaberone in Botswana.
Mark has also been involved in music education conducting bass
clinics in Australia, Germany and Denmark. He was also a staff teacher
for the Sunshine Coast Musicians Institue and an instructor for
Tafe Queensland at the Nambour Campass speacialising in Music Technology
and performance. As a session musician Mark has extensive album
credits and his music compositions have appeared on albums released
in Australia and Internationally.