Los Angeles United States
From the Beastie Boys to Beck and Yoko Ono to quirky solo funkiness, listen to the life and times of keyboard hero Money Mark.
_(artist-name)Money Mark_ aka Mark Ramos-Nishita’s life changed forever when his job as a carpenter in LA one day took him to the construction of the studio that would host the _(artist-name)Beastie Boys_’ _(album-title)Check Your Head_ sessions. A brief mention, the story goes, of his love for keyboards led to him playing on the sessions, going on tour and becoming a key player (excuse the pun) of a fertile scene that led to him playing with _(artist-name)Beck_, _(artist-name)Yoko Ono_ or _(artist-name)The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion_ whilst releasing a string of highly idiosyncratic solo records. Combining an offhand funkiness schooled during years of home recording with well honed pop sensibilities, his playing is always right on the money.