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.
A full orchestral heroic theme with a forward-moving rhythm and memorable melody similar to a John Williams science fiction score. Perfect for a military charge or American West theme. The 30 and 60 second edits are great for a commercial with a heroic theme. Elegant stately regal orchestral music. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
A lullaby with simple, minimal instrumentation including electric piano, bells, 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 Music, Lullabies
Romantic, somber, perfect underscore for an emotional story of new love, tender reunions or medical drama. Violins, violas, cellos & harp tell a sad story, discovery, new day, flashbacks. Movie soundtrack, soap opera, lost puppy. A child leaves home, a parent becomes ill. Caring for baby, mom or dad, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Sad Music
A bouncy, funky Latin-flavored song with a drum loop under real players including vibes, trumpet, bass and electric piano. Perfect for a visual showing people celebrating or enjoying food and drink. Would also be a great all-around music bed or theme. The full edit is the complete song with solos. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
A smooth and sultry R&B instrumental with a skillful tenor sax that's soulful, jazzy & sensual. A perfect fit for a love scene, romantic evening or a commercial for smooth & silky lingerie or satin sheets. 12/8 love ballad time signature. Lush sentimental loving & gentle kisses. Instrumental, RnB Music, Smooth Soul
Great orchestral main theme for science fiction or underwater adventure. The first ethereal minute is perfect for show-opening voice-over. Moves into a hard driving orchestral theme with heavy percussion and brass. The ending is a fade-out making it perfect for a segue into the first scene. Instrumental, Science Fiction Music, Waterworld Music
A hip, cool, Miles-like, atmospheric piece with an electronic rhythm under real muted trumpet and bass. Perfect underscore for an urban setting where the characters are snooping or searching. Laid back, exciting and edgy. Crime in progress, Vegas, South Beach, limo cruising, private eye, drug deals. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
A Japanese children’s song about a hungry raccoon who lives in a temple and beats his belly like a drum. An infectious melody that almost every Japanese person knows. Even if you’ve never heard it before, it sounds familiar. Innocent, fun and child-like making it a perfect commercial cue or theme. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
A swinging, jazzy composition that just makes you want to tap your foot. This is what jazz musicians love to play when just “sittin’ ‘round.” But, you would also hear this “sittin’ ‘round” the jazz club. The 60 second mix is perfect for a commercial spot that calls for a jazzy, swinging music bed. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles
Smooth jazz instrumental with a flowing melody and funky rhythm section. Can be either a background music bed or an up-front jazz tune. Also a great party song. Muted trumpet and sax accompany the piano's memorable melody. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Smooth Jazz
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
This smooth-jazz-style tune takes you on a musical walk through a soulful experience. A feel-good song that reminds you of all the good things music can bring. A walk with your soul-mate through a park or down a busy street where the two of you are all that matters. A romantic-musical ‘soul walk.', Instrumental, RnB Music, Groove
A fast, driving theme for sports or other high-energy presentation. Perfect for a sports opening theme and includes full mix, 5 second stinger, 60 second and bed edits. Similar to the "old school" TV sports themes with rockin' rhythm section, brass, piano, electric guitar, bass and string section. Instrumental, Sports Music, Sports Network TV Symphonic Rock
A fast, driving theme for sports or other high-energy presentation. Perfect for a sports opening theme or extreme activity show. Similar to the "old school" TV sports themes with rockin' rhythm section, brass, piano, electric guitar, bass and string section. The longer mixes are easily editable. Instrumental, Sports Music, Sports Network TV Symphonic Rock
A fast, driving theme for sports or other high-energy presentation. Perfect for a sports opening theme or extreme activity show. Similar to the "old school" TV sports themes with rockin' rhythm section, brass, piano and string section. Easily edited with the music bed for customized theme. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Theme Power Play
As the title suggests, a driving and grinding big band theme reminiscent of the old style 1920's and 1930's American Burlesque shows. A great music cue for a scene of that period or for a parody comedy scene. Also a funny commercial showing something being "taken off." Pole dancing, flirty fun sweet, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Burlesque Jazz
Composed specifically as an open theme along the lines of “Survivor” or “Amazing Race.” Can also be used for any situation calling for an earthy, outback atmosphere. Think “Crocodile Dundee” or “Romancing the Stone.” Exotic flavor of Africa, Australia, New Zealand or any other remote wilderness. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Thriller Tribal
A musical rendition of the city of Taipei, Taiwan with Asian instrumentation and flavor. Great for a Taiwan or Chinese travelogue, food, logo, documentary or commercial. Could also be used for any far East Asian subject matter or a stand-alone musical representation of anything Chinese or Asian. Instrumental, Asian Music, Asian Contemporary Dramatic
Harp and English horn start the journey with an almost melancholy flavor and then, the full orchestra comes in with an uplifting climax. This piece tells a story of sadness and then joy – doubt and then hope – containment and then freedom. Perfect as a film underscore or a story of achievement. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Ethereal 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
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 Music, Novelty Songs
A metronomic woodwind & string piece with or without the tic-toc track. Perfect for a 60 second commercial needing a steady pulse with a quirky yet musical melody that invokes the passing of time or a mechanical apparatus. Adaptable to any “tic-toc” situation or just for fun as a simple music bed. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Whimsical Music
A perfect anthem or theme that presents a hip, modern and soulful musical landscape. A great bed for a video or corporate presentation. Smooth and funky, this composition can be both inconspicuous or used as a main theme. Think of it as a musical skyline that beckons the listener with anticipation. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Electronic Ambient Music
A cheerful & lighthearted theme that would be perfect for a TV or radio opening theme song. Would fit almost any positive-themed open like a cooking show, family show, home & garden show, Martha Stewart-like show or a general theme. Romantic comedy, families & kids, flying kites. Sunny happy sweet, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Heartwarming Music
Bouncy and happy with a Latin/Caribbean flavor. Percussive and rhythmic, making it a perfect commercial spot or underscore for any positive visuals or theme. A memorable melody that stays in your head long after hearing it. Also can be used for a corporate theme or walk-up stinger. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
A modern Big Band Jazz piece that shuffles and swings with a hard-hitting melody and rhythm featuring tenor sax, piano and trumpet solos. Great for a jazzy underscore or a movie scene with a big band. Could also be a theme song for a hip, jazzy open. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing | Big Band