Mark White (musician)

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Mark White
Birth name Mark Andrew White
Born (1961-04-01) 1 April 1961 (age 53)
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Rock, new wave
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, keyboards
Years active 1982–present
Labels Mercury Records
Associated acts ABC

Mark Andrew White (born 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) is an English musician, best known for being part of the pop band ABC, from 1980 to 1992. His last contribution to the band was their 1991 album, Abracadabara.

Biography[edit]

In the late 1970s, White was a member of ABC's predecessor band, the three-piece electronic group, Vice Versa. Other members of the trio were David Sydenham and future ABC saxophonist Stephen Singleton. After being interviewed by future ABC frontman Martin Fry for his fanzine, Modern Drugs, the bandmembers invited Fry to join the group, and Vice Versa evolved into ABC.[1]

With ABC, White served as the band's guitarist, synthesizer player, co-songwriter and backing vocalist. On How to Be a...Zillionaire! he played the Emulator II, Fairlight CMI and the synthesizers.

White released solo albums, Life (1994) and Tunch (1998). He declined to participate in VH1's Bands Reunited in 2004, when attempts were made to reform ABC for a one-off performance.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album
1994 Life
1998 Tunch

With ABC[edit]

Year Album
1982 The Lexicon of Love
1983 Beauty Stab
1985 How to Be a...Zillionaire!
1987 Alphabet City
1989 Up
1990 Absolutely
1991 Abracadabra

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vice Versa information @ Discogs Accessed 10-10-2009.

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