My name is Alex
I'm a musician, and I play in lots of bands.
I really didn’t know Mark all that well until this year. For the longest time, we were just aquantinces in the Phoenix music scene. Seeing each other through mutual friends, or slapping high five and trading quick catch up stories if our paths crossed at a show. I remember how nervous I was when I was driving to practice with ROAR for the first time. It had always been a dream of mine since I first heard the band. Now I was getting to play with these three music heavyweights, who are not only great together in ROAR, but are also in or had been in other bands that I love, and were each highly praised and well respected for what they do. Thoughts of “Don’t mess up, just don’t mess up” ran on repeat in my head as we started playing the set. After maybe the third song in, Mark looked up and me with a grin on his face and said something like, “Well, I think you’re messing up the least out of all of us!”, as if he kinda sensed my nervousness. I felt that feeling instantly fade away as we all shared a laugh and continued on with the practice. From then on it was nothing but good vibes and some of the most memorable shows I have ever played. I just wish we could have played together longer
Every single positive thought and good vibe I have within me goes out to his family, children, and all his friends.
Rest in peace Mark, Father, Bandmate, Friend
Here is a picture of myself, Owen, and Mark playing at The Crescent Ballroom just last month: