Born and raised in Montreal, Canada and surrounded by guitars since he was a toddler, Mark at the age of 10 discovered the album that would define his musical future
-Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?" As a young, driven self taught and ear trained guitar player, he dreamed of recording albums and touring the world.
Fast forward to 1982 at the age of 25, as the guitarist for the Canadian rock band "Luba" which he helped form, he signed a multi album contract with Capitol Records which led to recording with some of the industry's top Grammy Award winning producers like Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Neville Brothers) and Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood, Al Green, Diana Ross).
Mark spent the next eight years writing and recording gold and platinum selling albums and performed to sold out arenas across Canada sharing the stages with the likes of Bryan Adams, Chris DeBurgh, Cheap Trick, Paul Young and Brian Ferry.
During this time, Luba saw massive radio play for their various singles, all of which hit the Top 10 positions on the Canadian rock charts which led to winning numerous Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy's) for both music and videos. in 1986 "Luba performed at the Budokan in Tokyo Japan representing Canada in the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and saw two of their singles "The Best is Yet to Come" and "Let It go" grace the opening credits of the major motion film 9-1/2 Weeks starring Kim Bassinger and Mickey Rourke.
In 1992, after a parting of the ways with the band, and a chance meeting with a top talent agent who would become his mentor, Mark decided it was time to hang up the guitars and move down to south Florida and launch a new career in the music industry as an agent/manager, representing some of the world's most noted classic rock artists.
Twenty five years later when the itch to perform again resurfaced, Mark decided to take shot and answer a local ad looking for a guitar player and the rest is...well you know.
As the guitarist and musical director for B-Side Jones, he has once again found his comfort zone, sharing the musical vision with the B-Siders, finding the enjoyment of performing once again, and doing it with a great bunch of talented players. in Mark's eyes- "The Best Is Yet To Come!"