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Well this Saturday the 9th of May will be the first ever show of my new band FIGURES. its been a really long time since I've had to perform without the dread of knowing that I'd inevitably have to play Wonderwall or Brown Eyed Girl at someones wedding, theres only so many hundreds of times I can take that. It's good to be well and truly back in the originals game again, and with this Figures show, I'll be back full swinging. 

Figures has also been working hard in the studio, why just this weekend we were back at Coloursound Studios in Altona, Melbourne smashing out guitars, and gee wiz, is it sounding massive. 

Click here for some gig information. See you this Saturday Melbournians. 

 
 
Well its been a while since I've touched this page, so its time for a clean up and much needed update! since last I was active I've released an EP with my brother under the name No Transitory, AND I've started a new band here in Melbourne called FIGURES, we are in thick of recording an album and planning a wee America trip. Will be posting details soon! Check out the new tabs and learn some more about No Transitory and Figures!
 
 
So it looks like my music video for Keep the cards will be featured in this years Rendezvous Film Fest in Florida, along side the mighty DEVILSKIN with their video for start a revolution! NZ represent! Big thanks again to the Director and very good friend Dimi Nakov of Zodiac Entertainment in Auckland!
 
 
So since the album has come out I've been keeping myself busy with two new projects, I'll make some more Mark Tronson Solo music soon, but in the mean time I'm excited to be working on some very different material. 

The First project is a new Melbourne based Hard Rock band called FIGURES. Figures is turning into an excited energetic Deftones-esque band. We're writing and demoing lost of material, so hopefully very soon I'll have some music to show.

The second project is a collaboration with my brother Michael called NO TRANSITORY. More on the progressive, anthemic rock side, it reminds me a lot of a mix of Tesseract and Thirty Seconds To Mars. Click the link below to the No Transitory sound cloud to hear some instrumental demos!

https://soundcloud.com/notransitoryofficial
 
 
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Well the music video has been doing very well, well enough for a bronze medal! Thanks very much to Dimi Nakov for really pushing this one. Check out the article below on myself, Dimi and the other winners!

http://www.beat100.com/news/amber-wilson-takes-home-the-beat100-music-video-chart-number-1-spot-followed-by-the-outstanding-lovey-james-and-dynamic-director-dimi-nakov_550/#.VAEG4Koayc2

 
 
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In March of 2014 while finalising the last few bits and pieces of the album and preparing for its release, I went to back to New Zealand to play some shows with my old cover band Whitewash for fun. Oh, and also to shoot a music video! I joined forces with the mighty Dimi Nakov, a man who has built a small, yet powerful underground filming empire in Auckland. Dimi been working on independent films and music videos for many years now, probably his most notable achievement to date was the work he's done on the last couple of DEVILSKIN music videos. He had a free weekend so we whipped up a camera, gear and a crew to shoot me playing in a white room for an afternoon. Dimi did a great job and I'm really happy with the result, don't forget to share it!  

Keep The Cards music video

 
 
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Well it's finally done! My debut album "Passers By" released globally online on May 21st 2014. Its such a massive relief getting it out there and off my chest. Have a listen, I'm currently updating the website and will post links, credits, lyrics and other information soon. Also on another note, a music video for the song 'Keep the cards' is in the pipeline and almost done too! Directed by Dimi Nakov. Lot's of stuff happening, very exciting!

 
 
Well after just under four weeks of solid recording I am finaly done with the tracking of my album. After a long night of cram-tracking on Monday morning the 11th 2013 at 3:13am I completed the final vocal and guitar layers required. Later that same day, I hopped on a plane to begin my new life in Melbourne VIC. I can't wait to release the album and begin to showcase my work to the world, but much mixing is to be done first, and nothing will be released until it is ready. At least now I can sit back and relax for a while, that last week of recording was a true test of my vocal endurance - 9/10 hours a day vocal tracking, plus I managed to fit in four extra gigs in the last three days, In heinsight - a bit stupid, but I made it though none-the-less.
 
I could not have done it without the help of Louie at Ellamy Studios in BHB Auckland, An amazing engineer and a great guy to collaborate with. Thanks to Ryan Carroll who did all the live drums, and of course the thanks to  Zorran Mendonsa the great and powerful who engineered and is now mixing the album, thanks again guys, you really made this experience an enjoyable and fluid one. Now comes the challenge of building up my music reputation from scratch in a new country. Chapter one: Open mic nights.
 
 
So I've just confirmed a couple of things for early 2013. I will finally begin tracking for my debut solo album '26' with my good friend Zorran Mendonsa at the start of Jan. It sounds like it will be an interesting challenge, with the time limit to record VS how many songs I want to get done. Do-able, but a challenge none the less. Also it's time for Mariya and I to relocate and test the waters on another shore. As soon as tracking ends we will be relocating to Melbourne, VIC. It looks like 2013 will be a new and exciting year for the both of us, and I'm confident Australia will really dig what we have to offer. Lets hope the world doesn't end in December!
 
 
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So over the last year or so ago when I first began working on my songs, I helped out my good friend Nicholas King with a horror movie he both wrote and directed called "The Depiction Of A Series Of Brutal Murders". Now completed, we thought it would be time for a good old premiere! So we decided to combine a few projects together and cram them into one evening. I'm taking this opportunity to play a handful of songs from my solo album '26'. Along side the film and the music, my partner Mariya Nakova (who also worked on the film as the Producer) will be displaying two small photography exhibitions entitled 'Flawless' and 'Milk'. It'll be held at the ever-so-grungy Wine Cellar in Auckland and will cost a whopping ZERO dollars to get in. It should be a fun evening and I'm really looking forward to it. Click the poster to the left to go to the Facebook event page. -Mark

Hi Everyone, We would like to invite you to our Experimental Intermedia evening on Wed 28th November at The Wine Cellar. We have decided to put together this event in order to show and celebrate the completion of our projects – a photography exhibition, a solo album performance and a short film. The event is free and is not for the faint hearted. If you want to mix and mingle with some cool arty people and don’t mind a bit of dark art then come along, bring friends and co-workers that may be interested.

Mark Tronson – I’ll be performing a handful of tracks from my up and coming debut solo album ‘26’ which I am due to record in early 2013. If you’re a fan of Incubus, A Perfect Circle and my old band Frozen Alice then my music will be right up your alley! www.marktronson.com

Mariya Nakova –Flawless and Milk is a two-part photography exhibition. Part one – ‘Flawless’ is dedicated to four of my closest friends. It is presenting a dramatic portrait of each of them and exposing an intimate side of their characters. Part two – ‘Milk’ is a surreal world involving a white room with claw-foot bathtub full of milk, a body painted naked female and, of course, a dark surprise. www.mariyanakova.com

Nicholas King – ‘The Depiction of a Series of Brutal Murders’ – A masked man had been watching you for months. One night he broke into your home. He cut off your hands. He brutally tortured and murdered you. Now he wants you back. He wants you to relive the horror. He’s going to make you watch your own death with him, he wants to know how each stab felt… he wants to know if you’re proud of him… A black comedy/ horror short film not for the squeamish. R18.