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Mark Schenker from Band KIX on The Grindhouse Radio

Bassist Mark Schenker From Rock Group KIX Chats About Life On The Road

And Ocean Diving On The Grindhouse Radio

LEVITTOWN, NY – ( October 13th, 2021) Bassist Mark Schenker from 80's rock band KIX joins this week's episode of The Grindhouse Radio. Schenker joins hosts Brimstone, Kim Adragna, and Tom Greer and talks about life on the road, story of how he joined the band, becoming a diving instructor and ocean photographer. Tune in to this week's episode on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 starting at 7pm EST | 4pm PST via the GHR Official Website (, or any of over 25 syndicated networks including iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcast.

"They made it really easy – when you meet new people in an established ban theres a little pressure for the person to stay true to the songs and you don’t want to be a jerk. They never said you're in the band - it just happened." - Mark Schenker talking on The Grindhouse Radio

About Mark Schenker:

Mark joined the rock band that achieved popularity during the 1980s. Led by frontman Steve Whiteman and bassist Donnie Purnell, the band's classic line-up was rounded out by drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant and guitarists Ronnie "10/10" Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe. Kix covered AC/DC, Aerosmith, April Wine, Led Zeppelin, and others before signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Since peaking in the late-1980s, band members have continued to intermittently record and tour, including the Rocklahoma festival in 2008 in Oklahoma. In addition, they are a consistent presence at the annual M3 Rock Festival in the band's home state of Maryland.

In early 2003, Kix reformed in late 2003 without songwriter and band leader Donnie Purnell. Kix then lined-up shows for September 2004, the line-up consisting of Whiteman (lead vocals), Younkins (guitars), Brian "Damage" Forsythe (guitars), Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant (drums, backing vocals), and Funny Money bassist/vocalist/songwriter Mark Schenker in place of Donnie Purnell.

On August 7, 2012, Frontiers Records announced that it had signed Kix; the band subsequently released a live CD/DVD, titled Live in Baltimore, in September, with a new studio album to follow in 2013. In 2018, bassist Mark Schenker formed the Rush tribute band Sun Dogs handling lead vocals, bass, keyboards and bass pedals. True to the Rush format as a trio, rounded out by drummer Vince Tricarico and guitarist Andy Rabin. The band has emerged from the jam-packed "RUSH tribute world" as a premiere show band featuring video walls, overhead drum camera, synchronized videos and red jump suited actors as "Picture Movers" as part of their live show. In 2020 Andy Rabin left the band and Bob Paré was asked to join.

Mark is also a successful underwater NOVA diver/ocean photographer as well as a PADI diving instructor.

Follow Mark Schenker on Social Media:

Instagram: @MarkSchenker

Twitter: @MarkSchenker

Facebook: @OfficialKix


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