Early life. Mark has been around since he was born. His love of the ivories began aged 9, where he was writing concertos on his beloved Bontempi.
Marks first band was Atmosphere, a soft rock covers/originals band. Played his first gig aged 14 February 1980. He went on to synthesize his way through the 80's in Session 4(new wave,punk). Sarcasms Kings and Geneva. It was in Geneva he met up properly with Graham and Stuart after sessioning for them on an EP. Geneva became Sand (Mark,Graham). They went on to support Marillion and John Foxx.
2003 Sand went on a 17 year hiatus whilst Mark murdered cover songs in Working Mens Clubs and holiday parks home and abroard.
Mark was founder member of This Winter Machine, until a sideways move with the guys, formed Ghost of the Machine.
Whilst he may lack technical ability he makes up for with enthusiastic gussto.
Hope to see many of you at future gigs and chat crap and drink beer. He is very exited by the music coming from the guys and you should be too and hopefully it won't be too long before we share it.
Gear used. Roland Fantom 8, Jupiter 50, RD 300gx, D50, SC33 module, SH 201.
Access Virus Ti, Alesis Fusion 6HD, Novation Mini nova, Korg Kross, Micro Korg, M1, Triton.