Markus: Louisville,Ky.-based musician, singer, actor, recording artist, songwriter & self-publisher ( via Stat Songs Publishing [ASCAP]).
I was once a member of the first version of the back-up band for country-pop singer/Soundclick artist Foxx in 2001; I had been focusing on the solo songwriting/performing during that time and since, as well as Internet songwriting/collabs, demoing, and recording solo CD's.
Off and on at times.
As far as influences go, lots of 80's artists, i.e., Prince (RIP), Loverboy, Billy Idol, Teena Marie (RIP), the Go-Go's, Journey, INXS, DuranDuran, Starship,; more melodic stuff. Something that's sorely lacking in music right now, sorry to say. Nothing from AMERICAN IDOL or current radio, that's for sure! (LOL!) Of late with songwriters, it's been Diane Warren, Linda Perry, Richard Marx, & many songwriters/record producers and the like.
As far as gear; for the first CD,......BTW, everything was recorded on analog gear( most of which was on cassette 8-trk., one cut on 1/4 in. 8-trk, and 2 on 1/2 in. 8-trk.) then mixed onto digital tape and mastered on CD. For the 2nd CD, S.T.A.T.!, there was a combination of an ADAT and PC recording software, except for one track that was recorded on analog tape, later mixed to digital tape; the whole project was digitally mastered. The 3rd one, DIGITAL ECLIPSE, was recorded completely via my PC and mixed onto analog tape, then digitally mastered. The 4th CD, BAD VIBES, was recorded on PC, then mixed onto digital tape and mastered digitally. The 5th, BARE BONES, was recorded via laptop and all acoustic guitars and vocals.
The CD's, ......BTW, S.T.A.T.!, DIGITAL ECLIPSE, BAD VIBES, and BARE BONES are now available in physical and digital forms at CD Baby dot com. Or you can buy them from me directly. Contact me via this webpage or at firstname.lastname@example.org for purchasing info. There are also digital lead sheet music versions of some of my works at Sheet Music Plus dot com: www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/Stat-Songs-Publishing-ASCAP-sheet-music/3001794