Mark Crozer

Summary

Mark Crozer is an English musician. He grew up in Oxford, England, attending Cherwell School[1] and later became a touring member of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Mark Crozer
BornCambridge, England
GenresAlternative rock, Power pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass
Years active1990–present
Websitemarkcrozer.com

Musical careerEdit

Early in his career, Mark released two solo albums: Shining Down On Me (1999) and Unnatural World (2002).[2]

Later he became the bass player in The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid solo backing band.[3] With Jim, Mark toured the UK and Europe, and recorded the single "Dead End Kids" and a version of The Beatles' "And Your Bird Can Sing" for Mojo magazine.

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reformed in 2007, Mark was asked to play rhythm guitar.[4] His first show with the band was at The Glasshouse in Pomona, a low-key warm-up set, before the Coachella festival in California, where the band was joined onstage by actress Scarlett Johansson,[5] who filled the role of backing vocalist.

As well as appearing in The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mark played in his own band named International Jetsetters [6] with fellow JAMC bandmate Loz Colbert.

After a number of years living in Charlotte, North Carolina where he fronted Mark Crozer and The Rels [7][8] he now lives in New York, NY.[9] In 2012, WWE bought rights to Crozer's song "Broken Out in Love", renamed it "Live in Fear" and began using it as a theme song for wrestler Bray Wyatt.[10][11] In 2012, Mark Crozer and The Rels released their eponymous debut album[12] and followed it up with Backburner - a new mini-album in 2013.[13] At WWE's WrestleMania XXX pay-per-view event in April 2014, Crozer and the Rels performed "Live In Fear" live for Bray Wyatt's entrance to an attendance of 75,167. In January 2016 Crozer contributed vocals and guitars to NYC rapper Consequence's "A Good Comeback Story" EP.[14] Late 2016, Mark Crozer and the Rels released their second album Sunny Side Down produced by Mitch Easter.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chandler, Stacy (27 June 2012). "Exclusive Interview:: Former Jesus & Mary Chain Guitarist Back With New Band & Debut LP- Introducing Mark Crozer & The Rels". No Depression. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview:: Mark Crozer (The Jesus & Mary Chain/International Jetsetters) | Parasites & Sycophants". Parasitesandsycophants.com. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  3. ^ Kapanen, Mikko. "members of the Jesus and Mary Chain". www.amniisia.com.
  4. ^ Delparto, Neil. "Interview:: Mark Crozer (The Jesus & Mary Chain/International Jetsetters)". Parasitesandsycophants.com.
  5. ^ NME. "The Jesus and Mary Chain team up with Scarlett Johansson". IPC Media. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  6. ^ "Oxfordbands.com". Oxfordbands.com. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  7. ^ Toppman, Lawrence (23 December 2011). "Brit finds a musical home in Charlotte". CharlotteObserver.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  8. ^ Devores, Courtney. "British transplant releases album with Charlotte-based band, books string of upcoming shows". charlotteobserver.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  9. ^ "MarkCrozer (MarkCrozer) on Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  10. ^ "WWE: Live In Fear (Bray Wyatt) - Single". Apple Inc. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  11. ^ Caldwell, James (4 September 2013). "WWE News: Who wrote Bray Wyatt's theme?, Rhodes Family responds to Cody's "firing," which celeb is Titus dating?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Mark Crozer and the Rels by Mark Crozer and The Rels". Itunes.apple.com. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Backburner by Mark Crozer and The Rels". Itunes.apple.com. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Consequence Is Back (And This Time Drama Free)". BET. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sunny Side Down by Mark Crozer and The Rels". Itunes.apple.com. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.