Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.


Pro Vocalist/Musician

Available for a great local band with solid part time work


Looking for Musicians for Improv Jams
(Private, organized, creative Improv jams (no covers),
possibly leading to a quality, original project with mature pro level players.)

Message me if interested

Music History 2019:

Professionally competent on:
Lead and Background Vocals
Electric Bass
Live Sound

Education :
(School) College Music studies, NOVA
2 years Private Instruction in voice (Roberta Flack's vocal instructor,) bass (John Herbert)
guitar, piano, mandolin. organ
Special Educational Classes (Nashville) in Music Publishing, Songwriting

Real Life Musical Experience:

Washington DC area
Paid to play on stage, professionally,
with over 127 bands in the Washington D.C. area including
The Cherry People,
Fancy Colours,
The Platters,
Bennie Dean,
Danny Denver,
Blink Simmons,
Joe Stanley

Gained experience in many styles of music from
Rock, Hard Rock, Top 40, Country, RnB, Wedding, Gospel, Jazz to Show.

Worked as a band leader, sideman, bassist, vocalist, sometimes guitarist and keyboardist.
Engaged in numerous road gigs up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest

Worked/Played with:
Danny Gatton,
Link Wray,
Barry Brandt (drummer Angel),
Sib Hashian (drummer Boston)
Chuck Tilley (vocalist Roy Buchannon),
Ernie Fields (publisher Some Kind Of Wonderful)
John Mollo (drummer Bruce Hornsby, Greatful Dead),
Flaco (percussionist Bee Gees)
Rick Giles (writer Of Wham, Band, Shang a Lang and many country music hits)
Dave Platshon (drummer Tina Turner)
Danny Conway (drummer Vic Dana, The Flavor, Reasons Why)
Bobby Manriguez (guitarist Nils Lofgren, Wilson Pickett)
Joey Murcia (guitarist for Joe Walsh, Bee Gees)
Fran Sheehan (bassist Boston),
Vince Santoro (Emmy Lou Harris),
Bob Dawson (engineer Linda Ronstadt)
Dick Heintze (keyboardist Roy Buchannon)
Tommy Lepson (vocalist, Bonnie Bramlet, many times WAMA wilnner),
Richard Marcello (guitarist Angel),
TC Tolliver (drums Cherry People),
Chuck Booker (guitarist Motown)
Woody Woodson (drummer Motown)
David Namberdy (guitarist Cherry People, Max)
Steve Charles (lead singes The Clovers)
Steve Curtain
Ray Bialek

Opened up for:
Fats Domino,, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tommy James & The Shondells

Played bass in the black jazz clubs of DC, mostly 14th St for one year Started the group Rocking Horse (LaJon Records)
received a pick hit in Billboard for 1st record

Founded and developed the all original band,
and made a record with the Bee Gees co-producers, Karl Richardson and Ahlby Galuten at Criteria Studios Miami Florida.
Was offered a 5 album, $250K recording contract with Casablanca Records

Nashville, Tennessee"

Offered recording contracts with
Donny McGuire (Grammy winning Contemporary Christian Producer) Cedarwood Records - John Denny

Offered a staff writing position with
Pic A Lic Music (Ralph Murphy, Roger Cook)

Worked or wrote with
nationally known, songwriters and major label,
Christian and secular artists including:
Dobie Gray (artist Drift Away)
Buck Trent (banjo Hee Haw)
Jimmy Hall (vocalist Wet Willie, Jeff Beck)
Bela Fleck (recording artist Flectones)
Wayne Jackson (trumpet Memphis Horns, Doobie Brothers, Robert Cray, Rod Stewart)
Tom Kimmel (recording artist)
Essra Mohawk (keys Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention- Susie Creamcheese)
Woody Bomar (publisher/mgmt. Sony/ATV/Tree Little Big Town)
Mark Bright (Producer: Rascal Flatts, Carey Underwood, Cher)
Larry Berwald (guitarist Wet Willie),
Mark Schultz (bassist Petra)
Joe Glaser (Glaser Instruments)
Kirby Shelstad (drummer The Nerve)
Tommy Hannum (steel Ricky Van Shelton, Ricky Scaggs, Wyonna)
Jim Marshall (drummer Charlie Daniels)
Andy Reiss (guitarist Reba McIntyre, Slim Whitman, Johnny Cash, Time Jumpers)
Ray Kennedy (recording artist Atlantic Records, studio partner Steve Earle)
Dan Schaefer (guitarist Shania Twain, Barbara Mandrell, Lorrie Morgan, George Jones),
Jim Turbo Kirby (keyboardist Roy Orbison)
Rob Frazier (Contemporary Christian recording artist)
Michael Johnson
(Contemporary Christian recording artist, guitarist Mike Bloomfield Band)
Johnny Jones (Blues guitarist, recording artist)
Chris James (Shake Magazine, guitar Essra Mohawk)
Randy Cantor (keyboardist Foreigner, Gladys Knight, Meatloaf, Ricky Martin +)
Glen Symmonds (drummer/bandleader Eddie Money)
Terry Wendt (pedal steel player Shania Twain)
Barney Evers (bass Johnny Rodriquez, Pam Tillis)
Lance Martin (bass John Conlee)
Earnest Vantrease (jazz pianist)
Illias Mohammad (jazz vocalist – owner Cafe Unique)
Ronnie Tutt (drummer Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond)
Jimmy Otey
(drummer Little Richard, Taj Mahal, James Brown, WIlson PIckett)
John Merrick (keyboards Alabama)
Scotty Saunders (keyboards Dave Loggins)
Rick Arentz (drummer Rick Deringer)
Beth Chaim - Messianis praise leader
and many, many others............

Played at:
Charley Daniel's Volunteer Jam IX 1983
Gospel Music Association (GMA) Week (1980)
Bobby Jones' gospel show (1981)

Opened for:
James Brown, Charlie Daniels, Quarterflash

Worked with nationally known, major label, Christian artists
Jerry and the Singing Goffs (recording artist and writer of 10 #1 Southern Gospel hits)
Andrus, Blackwood and Company (Benson recording artist, from Elvis Presley, The Imperials, Andre Crouch)
Lanier Ferguson (Word recording artist, writer of hits for Amy Grant, BJ Thomas, Debbie Boone, The Imperials)

Songwriter of over 5,000 songs
Styles range from rock, rnb, pop, gospel, jazz, country, p&w, instrumental, pop, mor, new age
Have had over 35 songs on hold with major artists
Songwriter of over 1,000 scriptures songs (scriptures set to music) in a praise and worship music style

Recording Artist
1995 release
“You Are Exalted”,
an acoustic collection of scripture songs, Fresh Start Records FS004

Baby Huey/Krimson
Hues Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville Tennessee
Had over 50 songs on hold with major artist like
Wille Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Helen Cornelius, Al Hirt, pianist Bill Evans, Buddy Emmons, Shirley Caeser, Dottie West, Conway Twitty
Published "Lightning" by Johnny Winter on MCA Records

Music Store
Owner Mr. Mark's Music
Developed and maintained the largest used musical, stereo and recording equipment store in the world.

Recording Studio
Owner Rainbow Recording Studio, Music Row, Nashville Tennessee
Alan Jackson - demo singer, Randall Merryman, Joe Fundeburk, Scott Baggett - engineers
Worked in the studio with:
Alan Jackson
Andy Reiss (guitarist Reba McIntyre, Slim Whitman, Johnny Cash, Time Jumpers, Mandy Barnette)
Larry Berwald (guitarist Wet Willie)
DJ Fontana (Elvis' original drummer)
Bobby Springfield (60's pop recording artist)
Otis Blackwood (writer of Fever, All Shook Up, Don’t Be Cruel, Great Balls Of Fire, Handyman)
Tommy Hannum (pedal steel guitarist Ricky Van Shelton, Wynona Judd)
Randall Merryman (Marshall Tucker Band's engineer)
Joe Funderburk (The Judd's/Buzz Cason's engineer)
Bill Johnson(Marty Robbins' steel player)
Michael Johnson (Contemporary Christian recording artist)
Fred James (Memphis Horns)
Scott Baggett (engineer, producer)
Big Mike Griffin (blues artist)
Lanier Ferguson (Word Records, Contemporary Christian recording artist)
Rob Frazier (Contemporary Christian recording artist)

finished LP's by Word Records recording artist, Lanier Ferguson,
gospel artist Kathy Davis,
rapper Chance.

MSH Music Productions (Production Company), Music Row, Nashville Tennessee. (Partnered with Mark Bright (producer-Carey Underwood, Rascal Flatts)

Record Label
Fresh Start Music
(Praise & Worship Music Record Label), Music Row Nashville Tennessee

Ministry Experience
10 years full time music
Churches, Missions, Nursing Homes, Jails, Street Ministry Praise Leading and playing praise music
in over 50 various churches in the
Nashville, Florida Panhandle, Baltimore MD and Washington DC areas
Messiah Conference - Grantham PA,
Worship Leader - Christian Music Connection - Baltimore MD

Founder - WAWLA Washington Area Worship Leaders Association
Founder Christian Music Connection (CMC) meetings - Wash DC

Played with
Dave Hope (bass player Kansas)

2000-present Nashville:
Musician, vocalist, engineer, producer, publisher, songwriter
Put together 600 song vocal song list for cover band work (rock/rnb, blues) Played in various bands as bassist/vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, mandolinist Weekly session work on the same instruments
Writing Pop, Jazz, Movie theme & Hip Hop music

KP Gaul Band – bass, rock, editor Rock & Read Magazine
Steel Horse - bass- classic rock, Southern rock
Sal Paradise - bass, Jazz, real book gig
The Zone – bass, original black funk band
Ace 80 keyboards, southern rock
St John's AME Episcopal Church keyboards
James Partridge keyboards, country/variety
Randy Chesson Band - keyboards, original Southern Rock
Hot Rods keyboards/vocalist, vintage 50/60's rock
Our Little Italy Restaurant, Cool Springs, bass, jazz w/Andy Reiss
Backlash – bass, top 40-rock
Zenith Star Band bass, vocals, southern rock

Recording project with Steaven Christopher Robbins - bass/keys/vocals, Experimental Rock Music (King Crimson meets unique guitarist with big cosmic sounds)
Retro Rockers bass/vocals, 50’s-70’s music
Irene Goodnight – Americana
MIA - praise music
Cofer's Chapel Praise Band
Lead Vocalist
Dave McHaffey Band – rock Lead Vocalist, keys
Mr Mark And The Markettes (rnb band) Lead Vocals, percussion
Mod Rockers (British Invasion Band) Lead Vocals, guitar
Robert’s World - 60—70’s Band Lead Vocals, keys/guitar
Mr Mark and The Art Band (Rolling Stones meets Jeff Beck music) Lead Vocals, bass
Creamey: Cream tribute band - Lead Vocals/Bass

Mandolin –
Essra Mohawk - originals - writer Tina Turner, Cindi Lauper – original Susie Cream Cheese in Frank Zappa's Mother's Of Invention

Lovechild Revue

Richard Armentrout & The Third Coast Band

Mr Mark And the MVPs 60-70’s black band – James Brown to Temptations w/Rudy Wooten Rockin Funk Band
Lovechild (Lead singer from the Winstons “Color Him Father”) bass, guitar, keys Blues/RnB

Kol Dodi - Praise Leader, a Messianic fellowship,
Inglewood Church praise leader
Church Of God Bethel (praise leader)
LAMB - praise musician and praise leader
MIA Conference (Messianic Israel Alliance) - mandolin praise
New Life Hebraic Fellowship praise leader
Victor Wooten's bass camp - praise leader for Feast Of Tabernacles 2017
Fresh Start Music, Leader, vocalist, guitar - All original scripture song praise band

Working on a new scripture song/praise music album Keyboardist
Improv Groups - 5 nights a week
Jazz Group

Screen name:
Mark Stephan
Member since:
Aug 28 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


MSH Music Productions
POB 70245 (mailing address)
109 Grizzard Ave Nashville TN 37207
Email: MarkHugh

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:


Electric Bass
1960 Fender Precision, Godin Midi Bass, Spector, Fender Jazz 5 string, vintage G&L Interceptor, Fender Bass VI basses,
Mesa Basis 2000, Fender Rumble 200, Ampeg V4 heads
Tube Works, Ampeg combos,
EV 15-3, SWR Goliath, Cerwin Vega Rumble, Fender Rumble cabs.

Korg Chrome/M50/Triton/Kross,
Yamaha S90, Motif ,
Roland Fantom,
Kurzweil 2500, PC88
Hammond XK-1c, NUMA, Roland VK-7M, Motion Sound Leslie
DSI Prophet 12, Prophet 08, P02, Morpho, Nord Lead, Korg Prophecy, EMU PK6, 2500, Classic Keys, Roland JD990, VX5080, Vintage Keys, Yamaha CS6X, Waldorf Blofield

Electric (Gibson, Fender), Acoustic (Taylor), Godin Midi, Classical Midi Guitar

Guitar Synth
(Roland GR55), Fender Roland Ready Strat

(Gibson EM-150 electric, Ovation AC/El, and Fender acoustic/electric)