Rancho Bohemia proprietor Mark Charles Hattersley is a versatile keyboardist, vocalist, composer, producer and engineer with a rare combination of technical and creative abilities and experience. Founder of Raging Bohemian Music (BMI), he has written, recorded, produced and performed with national and local artists including The Miracles (Smokey Robinson), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Chaka Kahn, AWB), Kevin Cooper (Ike Turner, Anoushka Shankar), Jaime Preciado (Pierce the Veil), Rebecca Jade (Sheila E.), James East (Sergio Mendes), Marcel East (Huey Lewis), David Van Such (Markus Van Such), Sara Petit, Carlos Olmeda, Randi Driscol, Ian McCartor, Steven Ybarra, Diane Waters, Nathan Brown, Tripp Sprague, Kirk Cumming, Mark Chosak, Jeff Snider, Ignacio "Nacho" Sobers, Patrick Moraz (Yes), Tim "Fig" Newton, Brian Darnell, Greg White, Jr., Larry Groupé, Josquin des Pres, and Sully Sullivan. Mark's recorded compositions have been heard in countless productions and promotions including HBO, ESPN Sports, Access Hollywood, National Enquirer Television, Seattle Seahawks post-game show, Biography, Wild About Animals, My Classic Car, Pep Boys National Ad Campaign, Northwest Airlines and many more. Mark composed and produced "Right Place, Right Time," Tony Gwynn’s 3000 hit tribute for the Gwynn family, distributed by Cox Cable and the Padres. Documentaries he has scored include Freshwater Seas - the Great Lakes, produced for Detroit Public Television by Lindsey Haskin. On the live front, look for "Hats" performing in West Coast music festivals and making special appearances on keys with Sully Sullivan and the Blue Eyed Soul Band.
Mark excels in delivering musical creativity voiced with contemporary and classic sounds utilizing cutting-edge production tools. Clients find he is quickly able to understand and respond to their needs; Mark's years of experience in analyzing song structure and arrangement as President and Advisor to the San Diego Songwriters Guild allows him to make the most of every production opportunity, be it a single song demo, album or EP, or sound-for-picture project.
Mark's chops extend beyond the creative and into the technical aspects of music production, from audio engineering, mixing, mastering and programming to studio design and construction, production systems consultation and project management. As a principal of Chrismark Datacontrol, Mark coordinated the design, manufacturing and marketing of Fourplay, the first multi-bank data cartridge created for the venerable Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. His comprehensive understanding of audio and acoustics underpins the design of Rancho Bohemia Studios, and his diverse musical background is reflected in his productions covering a broad range of genres, from folk and Americana to jazz, hip hop, pop and rock & roll.
In addition to custom keyboard and vocal performances, song arranging and film scoring, services offered at Rancho Bohemia include audio mixing, mastering, tracking, overdubbing and forensic analysis. Educational services are also offered.
Mark and Rancho Bohemia Studios stand ready to fulfill your production needs.