For a guy who has visited and performed on every major military base in the US, Phoenix resident Mark Gus Scott shows no signs of losing support for America’s military heroes. The rock star met with several military officials on his recent tour of Washington, DC and filming of his latest video hit, “Ave Maria”. The video shows Mark performing amongst numerous iconic DC landmarks, most notably the World War II Memorial. “Ave Maria” is the first single from Mark’s forthcoming holiday album, entitled “Christmas Miracle”, due out on Thanksgiving. Mark also makes it a habit to perform “Taps” at numerous cemeteries in the New York City and the Phoenix, Arizona area, to honor fallen heroes during Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays.
As the wild and charismatic drummer for the internationally renowned rock band “Trixter”, Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well over 3 million albums worldwide, he has accumulated an extremely large press book, but most importantly… He has played in front of millions of people around the world. Other major accomplishments include Three #1 Videos on MTV (15 weeks at #1), Four “Top 20” AOR Radio Hits as well as a “Top 40” Album on the Billboard Charts (#26).
Trixter toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan in support of their major label releases. They have performed live in arenas with crowds up to 30,000 people, in addition to appearing live on television and radio. The tours have included such rock superstars as: Kiss, The Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Great White, and Firehouse, as well as many MTV and movie personalities. Mark attained much notoriety, largely in part to network television appearances, three #1 videos on MTV and hundreds of worldwide publications and periodicals.
As a member of the Hollywood/NY All-Stars, Mark participated in countless charity events, as well as making personal appearances with President Donald Trump, Treat Williams, Jack Scalia, Jason Gedrick, Gregory Harrison and Regis Philbin.
While just a sophomore in high school, Mark received the NAJE Special Citation for Musical Excellence and was granted admission to the University of Hartford’s HARTT School of Music. He attended three summers studying piano, drums, trumpet and a curriculum that included jazz, classical, chamber music, rock, music theory and composition. Mark also put his knowledge to use not only as a musician/songwriter, but also touring high schools and colleges throughout the country as a guest lecturer, teaching and promoting his drum instructional video and teaching method, “Rock Solid”.
Mark’s Solo EP “Christmas Miracle” will be release on Thanksgiving 2017! ALL PROCEEDS from the first single, “Ave Maria”, will be donated to Hope 4 Kids International. For more info., visit www.MarkGusScott.com