Toronto artist Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Gerald Veasley, Bob Thompson, Grover Washington, Jr., and others. He’s been involved in world-class productions including Motown, Bill Cosby, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Heads Up International Records. From simple “stings” to full-blown orchestral scores, Mark’s music appears in TV commercials, films, and corporate campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, Mark's unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" shines in his original Jazz, Funk, Dramatic, and World music.
Mark Knox has been involved with many world-class 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 international productions, publications, and events. He is a voting member of CARAS, and was previously a voting NARAS member for over 10 years.
Mark worked as a recording engineer on two Grammy-nominated albums, and he has composed and produced many TV and radio commercials for Budget, Ford, Kia, Saxon Foods, Comcast Sportsnet, Yuengling Beer, many website music beds, and music for live theater.
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 all 9 of Gerald Veasley's Heads Up International CD releases.
Vietnamese folk song about a young man who imagines a golden wedding carriage being harnessed to a majestic black horse that will carry him and his bride to their wedding chamber – but all this, only if she would marry him. The galloping rhythm and modal music tells the story of the black horse. Male Vocals, Vietnamese Music, Nhạc dân tộc cải biên
A theme that portrays childhood innocence and parent’s love for their little girl in this sound-alike of “Carol Anne’s Theme” from Poltergeist. An excellent representation of missing someone or finding something dear that was lost. Can also be a sad-to-happy transition or ‘happy-and-sad’ feeling. Vocal Samples, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
A bouncy Bollywood-style instrumental with an upbeat and gleeful melody. Indian instruments with an electric rhythm section and soprano sax. Great track for a celebration, party, Hindi song-and-dance number or commercial for Indian products. Thayohur means ‘celebration through dance. ’, Vocal Pads, Indian Music, Bollywood
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 Music, Electro House
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 Music, Space Music
An emotional Japanese style theme inspired by the children of Hiroshima singing and presenting paper cranes in Peace Park. Perfect for any visual showing Japanese children, Japanese innocence, Japanese tradition or a commercial music bed that calls for an Asian flavor. Children sing in the full mix. Childrens Vocals, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music