Mark McKee is a Los Angeles based record producer, songwriter, mixer, and touring musician whose roster of artists he has worked with includes Major Label acts Rooney, Delta Rae, morgxn Leah Turner, Rookie of the Year, Bay Ledges, Katelyn Tarver, Paul McDonald, and many more.
Beginning in 2016 Mark began his tenure as house keyboardist and band director for Renew Church in Los Angeles, playing 2 services a week every Sunday to hundreds of Congregants.
Through 2017-2019 Mark toured through out the U.S. and Europe as a keys/guitar/auxillary player for morgxn, and through that outfit has played legendary music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Wonderbus, SXSW, Firefly, Riptide, etc. 2019 also saw several national television performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Songs Mark has written and/or produced have appeared on television networks The CW, The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, Netflix, and the American Girl Doll film series to name a few.
Mark has worked side by side with some of the most sought after record producers and engineers in the industry, including Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Glen Campbell, OK GO), Jon Kaplan (Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lavato, Ingrid Michaelson),Ted Comerford (Joe Walsh, Jukebox the Ghost), Jeff Juliano (Hunter Hayes, Lifehouse, O.A.R.), Bryan Cook (OneRepublic, Radiohead), Ruben Cohen (Pharrell, Far East Movement), and Brian Lucy (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys)
Mark was recently asked in an interview with All Access Music Group about his thoughts on making music:
“The process of being in the studio with an artist, writing something completely original, and then laying it down is such a special and sacred thing that I really do cherish that this is what I get to do for a living. I’ve always had a romantic or even mystical view of what happens in the studio. My goal is to empower the artist and bring whatever skills I can to the table, whether it’s playing every instrument, or just being a reactive listener and approaching things minimally. I just try to ride the wave of the song and the moment and try to not get wiped out in the process!”
Easily jumping from different genres of popular music, Mark has a focused hand in the projects he is involved in, bringing skill, passion, but more importantly fostering an environment where the artists he works with can shine their brightest.