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.
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
While listening, you can easily visualize a female go-go dancer in white boots and a miniskirt doing the swim or the jerk. This is a fun track that takes you back to those days of fad dances and fast music when a lead vocal wasn’t totally necessary... only HOT music. Instrumental, Dance, Dance-Pop
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
Fun and funky, this track is perfect for a funny duck situation (think AFLAC duck) or maybe a cartoon duck. A whimsical underscore for any amusing or playful spot. The bed mixes are perfect slapstick underscores. If Donald Duck played the clavinet, this would be the result. Quack! Instrumental, Comedy, Novelty Songs
Like the old style 50’s or 60’s TV sitcom theme with the big band playing a bouncy rhythm and fun melody. Lots of comedy elements like glissando timpani and xylophone. Think Dick Van Dyke, Bewitched or I Dream of Jeanie. Mixes include a bed mix and two 7-second bumpers, Instrumental, Comedy, Novelty Songs
This is how you feel when you've had way too much to drink. A comical musical rendition of a stumbling drunk. The instruments play wrong notes and there's an uneasy queasiness - the kind you hear when your head is spinning. Might also be used for a funny dream sequence or circus-like parody. Instrumental, Comedy, Novelty Songs
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
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