Mark is a one-man band originally from Chicago (based in Italy) with 30 years of International experience of walking and stage shows! His instruments are all his own inventions built from recycled materials. The double-neck license plate guitar is a showstopper with one normal electric guitar and one special for blues and slide tunings. The drums are a mechanical marvel centered around a bass drum made from a plastic washtub which allow him to play bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, cowbell, woodblock and harmonica while at the same time playing the double-neck guitar. Besides playing all these instruments at the same time it’s his voice that really stands out. Thanks to high tech electronics Mark is able to sing not with only one voice but up to 3 voices in perfect harmony! The music ranges between blues, R&B, soul, 70’s classic rock, 50’s rock & roll, jazz and country. Unique arrangements to songs by Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Leadbelly, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and the Rolling Stones among many others make for a show that is universally appealing and can get the oldest and the youngest dancing together in the street! Trashman Blues performances are always powerful and energetic yet sometimes beautifully sweet and moving with haunting vocals.
Trashman Blues, a relatively new show has had great success in Italy, Germany, Asia and the Middle East and has already been several times on major television and radio shows and cabaret as well as being featured on stages at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi 2016. Mark has Several older one-man band shows featuring almost any other kind of music that you can think of including classical, calypso, ska, reggae, jazz and international folk with songs sung in 10 languages! He has been featured on countless television and radio shows, films, books, newspapers theatrical performances and festivals on 5 continents in the last 30 years. A uniquely flexible artist based in Italy, Trashman Blues shows are easily adapted for stage or street, large or small venues walking or fixed position shows, indoors or outdoors. He is technically autonomous with his own battery-powered amplification and needs minimal space to perform. Mark is one of the few artists capable of custom tailoring his performances to almost any needs. He can always come up with something just right for your event!