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Producer, audio engineer, writer, programmer and arranger, pianist, synthesist, vocalist, presenter.

A high profile musician and producer on the Gold Coast, Mark has written and produced music for TV, theatre, live show productions, theme parks and recording artists as well as being a successful recording artist himself and enjoyed long term residencies in many major hotels and prestige venues as a performing musician.

 

Achievements & Career Highlights.

 

2016 – Composed and produced additional orchestration for the new “Salute to the Light Horse” special at Australian Outback Spectacular.

2016 – Musical Director and producer for Warner Bros. Movie World “White Christmas” spectacular.

2016 – Held a masterclass for “Bachelor of Popular Music” at Griffith University, Gold Coast.

2016 – Composed and produced original music for “Greater Bank” TVC and radio commercials.

2015 – Held masterclass for “Bachelor of Popular Music” at Griffith University, Gold Coast.

2014 – Co-wrote and produced “Wildlife To The Rescue”, the new Blinky Bill live show at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

2013 – Produced national and international TVC jingles/soundtracks for Coca-Cola, Palmolive, and Golden Casket Scratch-its.

2012, 2013 & 2014 – Semi finalist for the International Songwriting Competition.

2011 – Multiple original tracks on over a dozen European releases, two of which achieved #1 status on iTunes Europe electronica charts. (Sony)

2010 – Contracted to Roland Australia as presenter/trainer/clinician for synths & pianos.

2010 – Signed to European label, Cafe del Mar, (only Australian artist in 35 years)

2009 – Released original album “Cadenza”.

2001 – Acquired multiple overseas contracts for live show productions in Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Bangkok, Shanghai, Dubai etc…

1999 – Presenting/Lecturing for Griffith University / Bachelor of Popular Music.

1998 – Started independent record label “Studio Proof Recordings”.

1998 – Produced “Total Impact” CD which won four awards in the South PacificInternational Song Contest and nominated for “Album of the year” by Queensland Recording Association.

1998 – Nominated as “Best Engineer” by Queensland Recording Association.

1998 – Designed and constructed 135 sq/m studio facility, Studio Proof/Molendiner.

1997 – Acquired contract with Village Road Show Theme Parks as arranger and  producer.

1996 – Built home studio business, Studio Proof.

1992 – Session musician, writer and arranger for Suite 16 studios, Brisbane.

1990 – Full time resident entertainer at Conrad Jupiters Casino. (9 years)

1989 – Full time resident entertainer at The Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast. (12 months)

1986 – Toured with support band for Dire Straits performing to crowds of up to 60,000.

1986 – Joined “Satellite Spies” who had three top ten hits in New Zealand.

1985 – Employed as session musician and writer/arranger for Mandrill Recording Studio, Auckland.

AMEB – Grade 5 organ & theory.

Trinity College of London – Grade 8 piano & theory.

 

Television and Radio Commercials (written & produced)

Greater Bank TVC and Radio 2017

Furniture Court National Campaign 2016

Jellybeans Childcare & Kindy 2015 g8education.edu.au

Christmas Instant Scratch-Its TVC / 2013 & 2014

Palmolive soap, Australian & European/England campaigns / 2012, 2013, 2014

Coca-Cola (PNG)

“This Is Your Life” TV series theme / Channel 9 (co-write, recorded & produced)

Gold Coast City Council

Royal New Zealand Air-force

Prime Television/F.Y.I. segment theme.

Michael Hill Jewelers.

Marina Mirage

The Southport Sharks

Images/Twin Towns Services Club

Shop n Stop (PNG)

and many more………

 

Events (recording, talent co-ordination , direction & production)

Australasian Live Event Releases of the following Warner Bros. Movies:-

Batman and Robin

Harry Potter

Cats and Dogs

Scooby Doo

World wide premier/launch of the Baby Looney Tunes Characters “Live”!

Commissioned to write the Theme for the Olympic Canadian Trials.

and many more………

 

Live Show Production (original score and/or arrangements, recording, talent co-ordination & production)

Asimo robot, Honda, National Australian tour.

Warner Bros Movie World White Christmas Spectacular /2012, 2013, 2014.

Carnivale, Warner Bros Movie World / 2014

Fright Nights Warner Bros Movie World / 2013/2014

Batman Begins Live!

Batman – The Diabolical Plot

Hello Kitty’s Fantastical Adventure (World tour in three languages)

Noddy’s Treasure Map Adventure

Looney Tunes “Boogie Wonderland”

Scooby Doo and the Seashore Slimmer

Production for the world tour of the Queen Tribute Show -> “It’s a kind of magic” and many more………

 

Albums (recording, arranging , direction, production and mastering)

Phil Emmanual and Rob Bostock (mastering)

Paul B Allen III (The Platters, USA) (Writing, arranging, recording & production)

Donny Ray Evans (Two time Las Vegas entertainer of the year)

The Power Puff Girls (Cartoon Network – arranging, recording & production)

Casey Barnes (Australian Idol finalist – co-writing, arranging, recording & production)

Total Impact – (Winner of four awards in the South Pacific International Song Contest.  nominated for “Album of the year” by Queensland Recording Association.

Kerry Kennedy, “Single Tear” Official QLD SIDS song in conjunction with Channel Seven and Today Tonight.

and hundreds more…………

 

Film (Original score, recording & production)

No Regrets, No Remorse – Best Short Film – BQFF Awards

Treasure – Best Graduate Film and Best Cinematography – Martini Awards!

Earth Hour Australia – short film

Narration recorded and synced to video for opening section of the new Australian Outback Spectacular show.

 

Theme Parks (Arrangements, recording, character voice direction & production)

Blinky Bill “Wildlife To The Rescue” new live show Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Seaworld “Water Ski Wipe Out “ Show

Australian Outback Spectacular – Narration & show soundtrack merchandise CD

Warner Bros. Movie World

White Christmas Parade – 2012/2013/2014

Carnivale – 2014

Fright Nights – 2013/2014

Batman Parade

Austin Powers Parade

Carols by Torchlight

Gold Coast Superstars Show

Looney Tunes Christmas Show

Looney Tunes Musical Revue

Lunch With The Legends

Tweety’s All Star Video Show

The Cartoon Network Show

and many, many more…………

 

Live performance/Residencies

The Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast (13 years)

Jupiters Casino

ANA Hotel

The Avenue, Surfers Paradise

The Dogs Breath Inn

The Piano Room, Kings Cross, Sydney

The World Trade Centre, Melbourne

The Regent Hotel, Auckland

and many, many more……..

Dire Straits support, Brothers In Arms tour, 1986

Darryl Braithwaite support, 2010

Anthony Callea support, 2011

The Broadbeach Jazz Festival, 2013

 

Skills

Pianist (Classical, Jazz, Contemporary)

Synthesist (Performance and programming)

Vocalist (Singing, character voices, narration)

Audio Engineer/Producer

Lecturer, trainer, clinician, presenter.

 

Video Links (Roland presentations/training and performance videos)

Web Design

www.studioproof.com

www.markwatson.net.au

www.funknwagnells.com

www.rusticsons.com

www.colletteglazebrook.com

www.cherylrussell.com.au

www.jigsaw.com

and many more……

 

Referees

Grant Houston

Retired Griffith Lecturer (Bachelor of Popular Music)

0407 147545

granthouston@optusnet.com.au

Alexandr Akimov

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University

+61755528579

a.akimov@griffith.edu.au

Mark Smith

Roland Australia Marketing Manager

0413747909

msmith@rolandcorp.com.au