Who is Mark Martin?
New York City and Denver based artist and musician Mark Martin is best known for playfully blurring the lines between language and sound through his energetic and dynamic blend of beatboxing and theater. Martin was recently featured in a Tedx Talk about his work with beatboxing, check it out here. Winner of the 2016 American Beatbox Championships and the 2016 International 2016 BeatRhyme Battle, Mark has battled in and judged many international beatbox battles including the World Beatbox Championships, and the Grand Beatbox Battle.
Martin's blending of storytelling with vocal exploration led him to a 5 year run with international touring musical theater company Voca People, as well as featured appearances on MTV’s hit comedy show Joking Off. Martin has shared with stage with artists such as Desiigner, Lettuce, Gramatik, Thievery Corporation, and Emancipator.
Mark enjoys collaborating with other musicians, especially his partner and 2x World Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady as Lightship, winning 2nd place in the 2016 American Beatbox Championships in the 2v2 category.
Martin is a passionate educator who has taught in NYC for over 8 years, in addition to workshops all over the world, and private students via the internet. Together Martin and Mullady created a curriculum teaching beatboxing as a tool for speech therapy. Their work was recently featured in artist Reeps One’s series “We Speak Music”, check it out here.
Martin is passionate about combing and collaborating between different creative mediums, especially cooking and dance.