Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Bob Thompson, Gerald Veasley and others. He’s been involved in such world-class associations as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Kang & Lee Advertising, Clear Channel, and Carsey-Werner. Mark's compositions appear in many commercials, films, CD's, and corporate campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his remarkably diverse music.
On the other side of that glass, Mark was the recording engineer on two Grammy-nominated albums and has produced TV and radio commercials for Coca-Cola, Budget, Ford, Kia, Comcast, and Yuengling Bros. Brewery. He has mixed and mastered over 100 various CD's for many well-known recording artists.
Mark has been involved with well-known projects and organizations, including “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” “You Bet Your Life with Bill Cosby,” The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, "The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys," and many other high-profile productions, publications and events.
Mark's CD of original compositions entitled "Places" was released world-wide in 2006 and garnered many positive reviews from Jazz critics. As Keyboardist, Composer and Co-Producer, Mark has appeared on 9 of Gerald Veasley's CD releases. As an established arranger, MIDI programer, and virtual orchestra arranger, his realistic acoustic and orchestral arrangements stand out in his various works as well as other artists projects including composing and arranging a "virtual pit orchestra" for several theater companies.
It could be a party, a celebration, a wedding or just playing for fun. Traditional Afghan instruments and melodies combined for a fun frolic from the Middle East. A great track if your project calls for a Middle Eastern flavor. Varied mixes with and without flute. Instrumental, World Fusion, Mid-East World Fusion
African dance meets Irish jig. A fun and rhythmic fusion of two dissimilar cultures that when put together like this, creates a musical romp that totally works. A perfect musical theme or bed that calls for a comedic twist on dancing, playing, animals, kids, food or any other light-hearted fun. Instrumental, World Fusion, African World Fusion
An angelic choir ascends into the heavens in a soaring musical build that peaks and then serenely rests at the apex where total tranquility is achieved. A great piece for dramatizing upward motion towards a final resting place or a musical rendition of floating upwards or an outer space theme. Vocal Samples, New Age, Space Music
Lush music for the lush life. A jazzy rendition of bar hopping that is reminiscent of the score from “Taxi Driver” with a beautifully-played tenor sax, rhythm section and strings. A perfect atmospheric underscore for an urban night life scenario like a New York or Paris bar or club scene. Instrumental, Jazz, Cool Jazz
Driving and funky, this theme is perfect for a basketball game opener, TV theme or commercial spot that needs a funky, hip background. A “Good Times” theme with a tight Tower of Power horn section and beat box rhythm that gets your attention. The full mix can easily be faded during the ramp out. Instrumental, Sports, Basketball Music
A funky beat and funky playin’ make this the perfect retro music track. Gated reverb snare drum, cheesy synth, funky clav and slappin’ bass lines all under a great synth horn melody. Reminiscent of those cool Stevie Wonder or Sly and the Family Stone instrumentals. Try not to bob your head too much, Instrumental, Action, Theme RnB Retro Kitsch
Busy, buzzing, fast, swirling, bees fly around doing what they do. A great track for a sped-up video or fast-moving commercial. Kids running around, playing or being mischievous. Fast-moving and buzzy synthesizer over a super-fast drum beat makes this the perfect underscore for anything... fast. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
A fun, funny, retro bossa nova style tune that’s great for a comedic commercial spot or any other tongue-in-cheek visual. Think 1960s TV commercial or a campy parody. Could also be used for a game show, comedy skit, gay movie or funny video game. If you’re looking for funny camp – here it is. Instrumental, Comedy, Parody Music
A fast-paced cue for a chase scene or high energy action. Car chase, foot chase, running, hiding, pursuing, fight scene or a game of ‘Beat the Clock. ’ Jazzy and orchestral with a sense of urgency. A percussion loop at the end of the full mix makes editing easy. The 1 min. mix has a hard ending. Instrumental, Action, Intense Orchestral
It’s just before midnight and you’re on the dance floor with one day behind you and another about to begin. Maybe it’s New Year’s Eve or another important day. All you know is that it will be here soon and you’re ready to party it down. This dance track is a fusion of old and new – pop and funk. Mixed Rap, Dance, Electro House
A dark and mischievous orchestral waltz that also has a comical element that suggests a bit of fun. Great for Halloween, dancing ghosts, a comedic underscore for a scary kid’s story or a funhouse theme. House of horrors meets a circus clown. Can also be a legitimate ballroom dance number. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
A dreamy and warm composition with an alluring, beautiful rhythm, funky bass and lush vocal pads to create a hip and modern atmosphere. R & B meets new-age electronic chill, great for new romance, urban-flavor commercial, music bed, midnight club scenes. Rich lush sensual glamorous & sophisticated. Instrumental, Electronic, Chill-out
The style of music we love to hate... the schmaltzy, white bread music of the extremely ‘non-offensive’ kind that is heard in elevators, department stores, supermarkets and family restaurants. Perfect for a TV or movie scene or parody that calls for this type of generic background music. Instrumental, Comedy, Parody Music
An emotional orchestral track that can represent a number of moods. A universal underscore that invokes feelings, thoughts, wants and desires. Can also be used for any soft background track or for stand-alone classical listening. Great “love scene” track. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
A traditional Vietnamese lullaby that has been passed down for generations. A lush orchestral arrangement with soprano sax playing the original melody. A nice underscore for a sleeping baby or romantic interlude. Can also be used for relaxation music for yoga or meditation. Instrumental, Childrens, Lullabies
Music for family fun. Whether it’s a picnic, birthday party, a trip, outdoor activities or just enjoying a meal together, this is the perfect track. Bouncy and positive, this track will easily fit into a 30 or 60 second commercial. Could also work as a non-family spot that calls for an upbeat track. Instrumental, Childrens, Playful Novelty
Happy and bouncy like the famous “Holiday For Strings.” A schmaltzy track like the generic orchestral pieces behind those old government safety films. Campy and funny, it’s the perfect underscore for any tongue-in-cheek video or film. Could also be a stand-alone campy theme from the 50’s or 60’s. Instrumental, Comedy, Novelty Songs
Brass and strings make up this lush old style theme reminiscent of the classic themes used in movies, big-band ballads and instrumental recordings. This track is thick, sophisticated and smooth making it perfect as a theme or underscore that evokes quality and upscale extravagance. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
If a frolicking fish could have a soundtrack, this would be it. Swirling and fluid with lot’s of movement. Perfect for undwater fantasy and fun. Could also be a reflective and dreamy underscore or even a theme song. The full mix is easily editable with a nice arch in the middle. Instrumental, Science Fiction, Waterworld Music