Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Veasley, Bob Thompson, and others. He’s been involved in world-class productions including Motown, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Heads Up International Records. Mark's compositions appear in TV commercials, films, CD albums, and corporate events and campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his Jazz, Funk, Pop, Cinematic, Orchestral, and World 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.
Remember the days of summer when you first heard the music of the ice cream truck? You’d run in and ask Mom for money and rush out to buy ice cream. This song tells that story with the truck’s music-box and woodwinds. It’s Mozart meets Mr. Softee. Sunny sweet innocent. Children's summertime fun, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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, Contemplative Music
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
An orchestral version of the timely and recognizable song by Henry Clay is popular in many cultures as a children’s song and folk/bluegrass standard. This version is a fun pops orchestra treatment well suited for commercials, a children’s theme or documentary. And of course, kids will love it too. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
A lullaby with simple, minimal instrumentation including music box, electric piano, strings and bamboo flute. The melody is childlike and memorable. Can be used for a commercial involving a baby or toddler or as a music bed under any youthful or emotional circumstance. Instrumental, Childrens, Lullabies
This ditty is in 3/4 time with an interesting melody that invokes a slight comedy element. It would also make a great underscore for a TV or radio commercial. If you have simple dialog and want simple music to compliment... this is it. Could also be nice interlude to depict the passing of time. Instrumental, Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
Just like the "Men in Black," the Kids in Black need their own theme song too. Perfect theme for the young agents who keep the aliens in line. Fun sneaky beats also has a campy "alien-sci-fi" flavor. Kids comedy cartoon animation, a Junior Get Smart. 60s ray guns, investigations, kids snooping, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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 track about a kid and his toy piano. First, he practices his melody, then uncle Ted jumps in on his banjo. After that, the rest of the family joins in on bass and drums. A great track for any kids activity or commercial (especially the edits) with kids playing, learning or just being kids. Instrumental, Childrens, Children Play 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
A musical rendition of kids playing hopscotch. You can see them throwing the rock and hopping through the squares drawn on the sidewalk. Great for a visual with kids playing, game show music or theme, commercial spot, bug music, cartoon music, opening theme or radio commercial background. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
This is the music one would hear emanating from an old-fashioned carousel with children riding the wooden horses. This could also be circus music from an old calliope or steam organ. A great track for a commercial, film or TV comedy involving a circus, clowns, children or amusement park. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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