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Mark Boone

Mark Boone is a self-taught musician with an education in music production. He has twenty years experience as a performer and producer. Mark is a gifted songwriter whose songs lift the spirit, while his lyrics provoke the mind.

Born in Antigonish Nova Scotia, Mark grew up in Ottawa Ontario, the second youngest of five children. His parents produced musical theatre for twenty years touring throughout eastern Canada. This unique childhood enabled him to learn from thousands of talented performers. He and his siblings grew up in a creative environment, sharing the experience of performance and production. At the age of five Mark knew he was to become a music producer. By the time Mark had finished high school he had already performed in over a dozen productions to over half a million people. He developed his confidence performing difficult material like the title role in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at eighteen years old. His role in the theatre company during the last few years shifted to music producer and Mark formed Wired Skies Productions to produce musical accompaniment for shows like ‘Godspel’ and Harry Chapin’s ‘Cotton Patch’. He then created the band Wired Skies as an outlet for his original material. The band built a hometown audience with great radio support and shared the studio with many local artists like One To One, Eight Seconds and Alanis Morisette. After impressing a local DJ Mark got the opportunity to rap on a series of radio commercials. In the summer of 1993, after three albums, Mark dissolved both the band and production company to pursue his education.

Mark moved to London Ontario, in the fall of 1993, where he attended Fanshawe College's elite Music Industry Arts Program. The opportunity allowed him to engineer and produce dozens of acts. He is the only student to ever receive three diplomas in three years, in music production, music engineering and digital applications. One of his teachers was legendary producer Jack Richardson. In 1995, while in school, Mark wrote and produced the theme song for Toronto's ‘From All Walks of Life’ walkathon for AIDS relief.

In 1996 and 1997 Mark performed weekly acoustic shows while recording the album 'The Pop Narcotic'. Mark performed all the instruments and vocals , and recorded the songs in his humble bedroom studio. 'The Pop Narcotic' featured contributions from internationally acclaimed artists Thomas Dolby and author Ken Follet. The album won awards from EMI Canada and the CMPA-Canadian Music Publishers Association. Mark directed two videos, "If I Gun You Down Tonight" and "Novelty Song" to promote the album.

After moving to Toronto in 1998, Mark returned to the stage with a rock trio as ‘boone’. They performed throughout the area for two years. The band recorded three songs with financial aid from FACTOR. Mark stopped performing live to make time for his busy production schedule. He had begun producing a variety of rock, reggae, r&b and hip hop artists, like rockers Supergarage, rapper D.O. and ‘Popstar’ Marla Berman. Mark’s songs have been performed by artists all over the world, including pro tennis player Monique Viele and pop duo ‘Pashe’ from Ireland. Mark has experience as a performer, a writer, a producer, an engineer, a publisher, a manager and he recently developed an original cartoon.

Mark is currently promoting his new album 'Threology'. This new album highlights Mark's diverse experience and is a truly original piece. For more information on Mark Boone please visit www.offshoremusic.com

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