of instrumental music circa 1994-1998
Mark Buchholtz of Last Three Lives
up in Southeastern Connecticut, beginning his career playing in various
bands, including Hock Shop, Woodrose, and Southern Breeze. Moving to Los
Angeles in the late 1970's, he briefly worked with ex-Yes guitarist
Peter Banks before joining electronic new wave band Knifelust. (See
Rhino Records' "Devotees" album and "New Wave Theater" TV show.) He then
joined ex-20/20 drummer Mike Gallo in "Radiomusic", opening for
Oingo-Boingo, The Motels, Phil Seymour, and U2. That group splintered,
with Mark joining Grammy-nominee Toni Childs, guitarist Steve Schiff
(co-writer of "Don't You Forget About Me"), Mickey Steele (future
Bangles bassist) and keyboardist Richard Larsen (formerly of Berlin),
plus any drummer they could find for the night, performing improvised
pieces at various clubs around L.A. under the moniker "Nadia Kapiche".
He then worked with notorious
producer Kim Fowley on several projects, followed by soundtracks for the short
films, "Particles of Opposing Charges" and "The Perfect Cup" (shown on HBO).
After a break of several years from the music business, Mark returned to
composing (see the "A Ride Thru Mojave" solo EP) and writing with Carol Tatum of
the "Angels of Venice".
The turn of the century found
Mark moving to Sacramento where he met David Shoemaker, who coincidentally lived
around the corner, creating Last Three Lives.
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