|Birth name||Mark Edward Penabella Escueta|
|Also known as||"The Heart and Soul of Rivermaya"|
|Born||9 January 1976|
Escueta is the eldest of four siblings. He has two younger brothers and one sister. Escueta took Business Administration major in Computer at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. His family is from Tiaong, Quezon.
Escueta began playing drums at the age of 13. He entered the Philippine music industry when he became the drummer of the band Bazurak where one of his bandmates, Nathan Azarcon was the bass player. Azarcon introduced Escueta to another band, Xaga, where Azarcon also played bass. In 1994, he replaced Rome Velayo as drummer and percussionist of Xaga which eventually disbanded and was renamed Rivermaya. He served as drummer of Rivermaya until 2011 when Ryan Peralta replaced him as the drummer. He gradually switch to guitars and also became of the lead vocalists of the band (along with Mike Elgar and later Nathan Azarcon).
On his birthday at January 9, 2016, he re-united with his former Rivermaya co-members, Perf de Castro, Nathan Azarcon and Rico Blanco for a "secret mini semi-reunion", following de Castro's gig at 19 East, Taguig City.
Other musical interests
- Rivermaya (1994)
- Trip (1996)
- Atomic Bomb (1997)
- It's Not Easy Being Green (1999)
- Free (2000)
- Tuloy ang Ligaya (2001)
- Between the Stars and Waves (2003)
- Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo (2006)
- Buhay (2008)
- Closest Thing to Heaven (2009)
- Panatang Makabanda (2013)