Mark is not just the lead vocalist for Complete Madness EXPERIENCE but also one of the founding members and partners of Complete Madness.
He didn’t show much interest in music at school, but shortly after leaving school he realised it was all he wanted to do. However, vocals were not his first choice and he decided to go out and buy himself a guitar and started having lessons. Shortly after he put together a punk band playing music by bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols. When he started Beat the System with Derek Wood he began as the guitarist, but when the lead singer decided to leave Mark was given the opportunity to show his talents as a singer and front man. With no real vocal training to speak of the first few years as lead vocalist were not the easiest, often losing his voice. So he decided to seek out vocal training in the form of opera singer Peter Firmani. He had 25 lessons in total and says it is the best money he has ever spent, “Learning how to breath properly whilst belting out 25 songs a night makes a hell of a difference”
Mark has performed as the lead vocalist and front man with Complete Madness for the last 25 years.
Kevin is the newest member of Complete Madness EXPERIENCE. Although he has only been playing the saxophone for nine years, he has recently graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Popular Music and has already made an impression on the professional music scene. He has previously played around the country with some of the UK’s biggest tribute bands; playing the music of UB40 and Prince, as well as session recording work. As such, he is a very versatile player with a wide-range of musical experience however; his chosen musical genre is SKA and Reggae. Kevin combines all of this experience to help him bring the music of Madness alive and you’ll hear him blasting some of Madness’s most memorable sax lines with enthusiasm and style! He may be the newest member of Complete Madness EXPERIENCE, but he’s a true nutty boy at heart.
Dave Potter has been the Keyboard player and backing singer for Complete Madness over the last 5 years and will be preforming in Complete Madness EXPERIENCE. He first showed interest in music at age 12 whilst in school and it was here he was first introduced to the keyboards. Showing a talent for the keyboards he performed in the school band and various school plays. Over the years Dave was predominately self taught as a musician and by the time he was 18 his hard work lead him to joining a couple of rock bands.
Shortly after this Dave began a career as a professional musician joining a well known Mod / Ska & Two Tone tribute band, ‘The Civilians’. Through this band Dave got to know Complete Madness and in 2011 Dave auditioned for them and became a full time nutty boy and has been entertaining crowds with energetic performances since.
Dave also shows a keen interested in music outside of Complete Madness running a monthly Jam session in his local pub where he often performs solo, playing keyboards and singing lead vocals.