- Member #
- Member since
- 16 Nov 2008
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Other Percussion, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - General
- Cover/Tribute, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal
- Screen name:
- Mark Wrathen
- Pompano Beach, Florida, 33062
- 53 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar.
Mark E. Siekmann Vocalist / Nationality American
I Started singing Beatle songs with my sisters in the back seat of my Fathers car at about age 5. Little did I know at the time I would be singing to this day! I was first inspired by my Mother who used to sing to me. She was very influenced by Ella Fitzgerald style, as am I.
As I got older I continued to sing to records etc. Until one day A friend asked me to sing in his band. From that point on I have done much to improve my talent or as some would say, recognize one of my God given gifts.
For the most part I am self taught but eventually found the need to become better on some of my weaker points. I started taking lessons from the late Tristan Bogart who was a former First Tenor at The New York Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Bogart showed me how to breath correctly, pronounce vowels in Latin and sing scales till I was Blue in the face, and increase my vocal range. I owe much to him for my transition into a professional vocalist.
I later enjoyed success with local Rock bands in the south Florida area playing covers, later formed several original bands of my own. Rock would not be my only genre though. I always had a passion for Standard Jazz and Swing of the 1940's and eventually mastered and performed singing Standard/Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Blues, Funk, Heavy Metal, Rock, Off Broadway musicals and Opera. Also was a Cantor for services at the Episcopal Church and Soloed and sang in the Church Choir and several Contemporary Praise Services.
Currently I have two songs released World Wide on I-tunes and several other internet carriers with my band “The Psalm 23 Band”, I also have a Jazz Band named “The Daddy Warbucks Band”.
I have a tremendous amount of time recording in several studios such as, New River Studio’s Ft. Lauderdale Fl, International Sound Miami Fl, Hollywood Sync, Hollywood Fl. & Spectrum Studios Ft. Lauderdale & Deerfield Beach. I now own my own private Studio, a small yet productive venture named “Luna Studio”. I enjoy recording and producing other artists.
I am a member of ASCAP as an Artist and Publisher and have my own Independent label.(mesdivinity*atyahoo)
I like music
Lots of professional stuff blah, blah and blah.