Mark Milner - Bass

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For over forty years, Mark has immersed himself in many different musical genres from rock, jazz, reggae, ska, latin, fusion, funk, soul, country to classical and drawn his influences from key artists within the same.

Starting out as many have done, Mark has played in rock and function bands for many years. He has progressed through the various regular circuits of pubs, social clubs, cabaret, summer balls and major corporate functions. He has also played in full military band concerts and latterly, provincial theatres and also, small and big band jazz concerts.

Mark’s playing has taken him to many UK, European and International destinations performing and touring with the artists he has supported.

 

Since 1998, and after playing at the Trinidad Carnival in 2000 with SW Storm, Mark has been working in the Soca and Calypso genre with the Association of British Calypsonians band, annually appearing in the Notting Hill Carnival Calypso Tent and main Carnival stage.

A few notable highlights amongst many over the years, have been when working with major UK and International Soca and Calypso artists such as The Mighty Sparrow, Black Stalin, Baron Sweet Soca Man, Kerwin Dubois and Ronnie McIntosh. Alongside this, Mark has, for the last twenty years, played regularly in the UK and undertaken short European tours with concert bands of the Royal Air Force Association and Royal Marines Association, performing in European city centres, cathedrals and UK provincial theatres supporting Military Wives choirs.

 

For the last twelve years, Mark has concentrated his efforts on being a regular call musician, performing in ensembles supporting many NODA theatre company productions in and around the Greater London area. In addition to this, Mark has been helping to keep the music of the Big Band era alive in performing with The Jazz Knights, Top Brass and Runnymede Jazz Orchestras. Mark is now returning to the progressive rock genre with the Just Genesis project.