About Mark Needham
- Name as it appears on birth certificate:
Mark Andrew Needham
- Years in the Music Business:
- First Client:
Kicking Mule Records
- First (paying big name) Client:
- First Studio:
Bear West Recording
- First (big name) Studio:
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
- Other (big name) producers and engineers worked with:
Erik Jacobsen, Rob Cavallo, T-Bone Burnett, John Golden, Fred Catero and Lee Hershberg
- Mark's Gear; also see Mark's Latest Gear Press
- Most essential piece of gear Mark owns:
- Top CD's Mark feels everyone should have in their music library:
- Definitely Maybe, Oasis
- London Calling, The Clash
- Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
- Nevermind, Nirvana
- Rumors, Fleewood Mac
- Revolver, The Beatles
- Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones
- Did you know?
- Mark was a teacher (he taught recording music) at the Blue Bear School of Music (that's Mark in the hat peeking out to the right side of the photo).
- Mark appears in a pureMix tutorial for the Imagine Dragons hit "It's Time"
- Mark is on the Advisory Board of the Max Sound Corporation
- Mark helped create the Toontrack "Mark Needham EZmix Pack"
- Mark earned his OUPV Captain's license from the US Coast Guard; so, the next time you get married (a captain of a vessel can officiate a wedding), please let us know.
- Favorite drink: Tejava ice tea
- If you are going to buy Mark a drink at a bar, he would prefer:
A Kettle One Martini, dry with olives