Mark Mariash

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Drummer and producer Mark Mariash currently resides in Durham, Ontario, just outside of Toronto. Mark divides his schedule between the recording studio and concert tours, some of which take him around the globe. Artists include Royal Wood, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Molly Johnson, the late Jeff Healey, Morgan Davis (Juno winning album)  and The Wailin Jennies (Juno winning album).

Mark recently played on Buffy Saint Marie’s “Power In The Blood” album which was the 2015 Polaris prize and a 2015 Juno winner. As well, “Tales From The Blue Lounge’, a jazz album co-produced by Mark and jazz artist Richard Underhill in 2002, garnered a Juno for Best Contemporary Jazz Album Of The Year.

Mark’s most recent project has been the building of a Geodesic Dome studio addition to his existing home.  StarBird HQ is nestled in the forest and equipped with great recording equipment to facilitate drum tracking and sessions.

 
 

Select DISCOGRAPHY

  • 2016 - Lori Cullen - Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs (drums)
  • 2016 - Coco Love Alcorn - Wonderland (drums) - RECORDED @ StarBird Headquarters
  • 2016 - The Small Glories - Wondrous Traveler (drums)
  • 2015 - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood (drums) *JUNO 2016 Winner - Album of the Year & Polaris Prize 2016
  • 2015 - Royal Wood - The Burning Bright (drums)
  • 2015 - Ken Dunn / Gypsy Starfish - The Great Unknown (drums)
  • 2015 - Jory Nash - The Many Hats of Jory Nash (drums)
  • 2015 - Jeffery Straker - North Star Falling (drums)
  • 2015 - James Bruce Moore - Soul's Journey Home (drums)
  • 2014 - Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (drums)
  • 2014 - Morgan Davis - I Got My Own (drums)
  • 2014 - Tyler Wagler - Four Songs (drums)
  • 2013 - Kevin Hutchings - Shadows in the Light (drums)
  • 2013 - David Leask - Underneath (drums)
  • 2012 - Cara Luft - Darlingford (drums)
  • 2012 - Beckon - Beautiful Life (drums)
  • 2011 - Sarah Slean - Land and Sea (drums)
  • 2011 - Kevin Hutchings - Light to Shine (drums)
  • 2011 - Lori Cullen - That Certain Chartreuse (drums)
  • 2011 - Patricia O'Callaghan - MatadoR - The Songs of Leonard Cohen (drums)
  • 2010 - Ruth Moody - The Garden (drums)
  • 2010 - Danny Michel - Sunset Sea (drums)
  • 2010 - Andy McGuire - Moult (drums)
  • 2009 - Mamma Yamma and Friends (drums)
  • 2009 - Raoul and the Big Time - You My People (drums)
  • 2009 - Meaghan Smith - The Cricket's Orchestra (drums)
  • 2009 - Terra Hazelton - Gimme Whatcha Got (drums)
  • 2009 - Empire Avenue (drums)
  • 2008 - Our Side of Town (drums)
  • 2008 - Mike Ford - Canada Needs You, Vol. 2 (drums)
  • 2008 - Layah Jane - Brightness and Bravery (drums)
  • 2008 - Sing with me - A Children's Sing-Along Collection (drums)
  • 2008 - Sarah Slean - The Baroness (drums)
  • 2008 - Meaghan Smith - The Cricket's Quartet (drums)
  • 2007 - Tis the Season to be Jazzy (drums)
  • 2007 - The Houseplants - Livingroom (drums)
  • 2007 - Julie Sparks - Juliana (drums)
  • 2007 - Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (drums)
  • 2007 - Joel Kroeker - Melodrama (drums)
  • 2007 - Lori Cullen - Buttercup Bugle (drums)
  • 2007 - Vinnick Sheppard Harte - My Favourite Shirt (drums)
  • 2007 - Justin Hines - Sides (drums)
  • 2007 - Kat Goldman - Sing Your Song
  • 2006 - Noah Zacharin - Waiting on Your Love (drums)
  • 2006 - Peirson Ross - A Boy Caught on Words (drums)
  • 2006 - Danny Michel - Valhalla (drums)
  • 2006 - Lori Cullen - Calling for Rain (producer, drums) *JUNO nominee
  • 2006 - The Wailin' Jennys - Firecracker (drums)
  • 2006 - The Supers - Re-Arrange (drums)
  • 2006 - Sarah Morrison - Sassy (drums)
  • 2005 - Mike Ford - Canada Needs You, Vol. 1 (drums)
  • 2005 - Lenni Jabour - Les Dangereuses (drums)
  • 2005 - Ronley Teper - Cornered in the Alley (drums, producer)
  • 2005 - These Times We're Living In: A Red House Anthology (drums)
  • 2005 - Alyssa Wright - Dark Waters (drums)
  • 2004 - The Wailin' Jennys - 40 Days (drums)
  • 2004 - Mike Ford - Stars Shone on Toronto (drums)
  • 2004 - Here Come the Boys: A Canadian Crooner Collection (drums)
  • 2004 - Janice Hagan - Let's Misbehave (drums)
  • 2004 - Patricia O'Callaghan - Naked Beauty (drums)
  • 2004 - Colm Wilkinson - Some of My best Friends are Songs (drums)
  • 2004 - David Leask - Tightrope of Dreams (drums)
  • 2004 - Kevin Fox - Come Alive (drums)
  • 2003 - Morgan Davis - Painkiller (drums) *JUNO 2004 Winner - Blues Album
  • 2003 - Lori Cullen - Uneven Hill (drums)
  • 2003 - Chris Whiteley - While I'm Here (drums)
  • 2003 - Big Band Tonight (drums)
  • 2003 - Susan Crowe - Book of Days (drums)
  • 2003 - Rae Materick - Life & Times (drums)
  • 2003 - Arlene Bishop - Cut a Man's Heart Out (drums)
  • 2002 - Suzie Vinnick - 33 Stars (drums)
  • 2002 - The Supers - Mystery on Pop Mountain (drums)
  • 2002 - Northern Blues Gospel Allstars - Saved (drums)
  • 2002 - Lori Cullen - So Much - (drums)
  • 2002 - Richard Underhill - Tales from the Blue Lounge (producer) *JUNO 2003 Winner - Contemporary Jazz Album
  • 2001 - Kurt Swinghammer - Black Eyed Sue (drums)
  • 2001 - Chris Gale - Strays Stays (producer)
  • 2001 - William Sperandei - Bo Bo's Blues (producer)
  • 2001 - Don Bray - Chosen (drums)
  • 2001 - David Matheson (drums)
  • 2001 - Bruce Guthro - Guthro (drums)
  • 2000 - Women & Songs 4 - Sarah Slean - High (drums/producer)
  • 2000 - Suzanne de Bussac - Valley of Baca (drums)
  • 2000 - Jake & The Blue Midnights (drums)
  • 1999 - Sarah Slean - Blue Parade (drums, producer)
  • 1999 - Tory Cassis - Anywhere But Here (drums)
  • 1999 - Morgan Davis - Blues Medicine (drums)
  • 1998 - Sarah Slean - Universe (drums)
  • 1997 - Jason Fowler - Life is Rich (drums, producer)
  • 1997 - Don Bray - Decisions (drums)
  • 1997 - Coco Love Alcorn - Happy Pockets (drums)
  • 1996 - Wang Dang Doodle (drums, producer)
  • 1996 - D.W. James - Jack of All Trades (drums)
  • 1995 - Leslie Split Treeo - Hell's Kitchen (drums, vocals)
  • 1995 - Jason Fowler - Hiss of Distance (drums)
  • 1991 - McGill Swing Band - Late, Late Show (drums)