Watts Up With The Passion?!
An hour of passionate guitar-driven hard rock & funk in a melodically original style, written with thought and humor that will capture your heart.
Recording artist Mark Banning is a nationally known singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso, performing to audiences as a solo artist, as well as sharing major venues with artists including The Scorpions, Deep Purple, Dio, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, The Beach Boys, INXS, Foreigner, George Thorogood, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Mark Banning, with numerous bands, has been heard both on radio, on tour, and across the internet. Audiences and industry alike are amazed by Mark's abilities with his guitar, pulling tones ranging from the heaviest and most lamenting, straight away to the sweetest and most emotionally evoking sounds any guitar is capable of making. This multi-instrumentalist is always a crowd favorite for his visually exciting stage show and inventive performances.
It?s certainly not surprising that Mark recorded his first single in Hollywood at age 13, his second a year later at RCA. A gifted songwriter from the beginning, Mark was performing to audiences before he hit his teenage years, and fronted several of his own bands, displaying incredible innovation as a singer and guitar player.
Throughout his career, Mark has lent his talent and musical charisma to many artists, inside the studio and on the stage. Mark has worked with Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Captain Beefhart, The Ink Spots, Bumps Blackwell, Dolly Rappaport, Johnny Horton Jr., C.C. DeVille, and countless others.
Mark is currently working a number of studio projects, touring with his own live stage show band, and is available for producing and recording gigs, if you can find him.