Mark grew up in Dayton, Ohio one of the Funkiest cities in the music industry also known as THE LAND OF FUNK. Surrounded by popular musicians as a youngster. They instilled the values of becoming a great musician, songwriter & producer. This 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 in aid to 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 oftime 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).
Mark has performed at: Grand Ole Opry, A Capitol Fourth 2010 & 2011, Motown Live, Jay Leno, The Magic Hour, Night Man, Today Show, 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.