Artist info

Genre

Dance, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Flamenco, Headhunters, John Mayer, Rodrigo y Gabriela


band members

I perform my work with various musicians, depending on the type of gig/festival/event. Performers I regularly work with are: Rosie Henshaw (Vocals/sitar) Luke Koteras (vocals/guitar) Banel Martinez (guitar) Dauno Martinez (bass) Maharshi Raval (tabla) Chachy Penalver & Roshanne Wijeyeratne (flamenco dance) Damian de Boos-Smith (cello) Greg Alfonzetti (flamenco guitar)


Influences

Herbie Hancock, Jamiroquai, Paco de Lucia, traditional African Drumming


Website

www.byronmark.com/

Bio

Byron Mark is a professional percussionist, pianist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. After many years on the Sydney circuit, Byron has established himself as an in-demand Funk, Flamenco, Jazz, Pop and Classical performer, performing at numerous national festivals and international tours.

Byron plays various instruments, but focuses on keyboards and hand percussion, mainly the Cajon and Djembe. He has travelled both to Spain and Africa to study the rhythmic roots of these drums, and regularly performs with several flamenco ensembles.

He has performed/toured with Petulant Frenzy (Frank Zappa show), Rosie & the Bees, The Bakery, Kinetic Method, Michael Duchesne, Luke Koteras, Van Sereno, Chris Sebastian, Pena Flamenca, Arrebato, Flamenkisimo, and many more.

Byron’s latest performance concept melds his piano playing and percussion skills into one – developing a unique performance style where he plays keyboards and percussion simultaneously.