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Ryan Marks
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Banjo, Ukele, Voice

 
Ryan Marks possesses a great passion and love for music. He received a BA in Business and Music from Muhlenberg College. Marks was mentored for four years by legendary Jazz Bassist Charles Fambrough. While at school, Marks attended numerous master classes taught by some of the music industry's most talented musicians such as Victor Wooten, Lenny White, Oteil Burbridge, Eddie Gomez and Badal Roy.

Marks has spent over 15 years performing, recording and teaching private lessons professionally. In addition, he has worked as a sideman for various artists such as Billy Hector, Petrel, Matthew Pop, and Haley Bowery. Marks has shared the stage with artists such as Donna Jean Godchaeux (Grateful Dead), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Russell Batiste (Funky Meters, Vida Blue), Questlove (the Roots), Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), performing at venues all across the east coast.

In 2009 Marks helped establish the jam-rock outfit Fever Train. The band, including co-owner Ryan Townsend, released two studio albums, including their full-length debut, Fever Train, and the EP Tomorrow. They opened shows for national acts, as well as headlined at clubs and festivals, successfully straddling the line between the rock and jam scenes.

Ryan Marks performed on two tours playing bass with the national production of KIDZ BOP "LIVE!" (www.kidzboplive.com). Designed as an introduction to a real live rock show experience, the show featured a full band with vocal duties being shared by adults and kids alike. These tours spanned the US, playing dozens of shows from New York to California. Performances were held at venues such as The Target Center (MN), Fox Theater (MI), The House Of Blues (IL), The Philadelphia Spectrum (PA) and Nassau Coliseum (NY).