Do you come from a musical family Alexandra?
Yes, my grandma was touring through Europe, playing the zither and other relatives were also playing in bands. Besides that, there were some painters in my family
What was your very first stage appearance?
The very first one was with about eight when I was learning to play the piano, the concert was in a town hall and I know I was pretty nervous. I studied classical guitar and changed to bass - it happened during the recording of an LP that I was asked to play the bass, and I loved it.
Which bassist do you most admire?
Mmh, difficult to say, the first that comes to my mind is Billy Sheehan, Tim Stevens, Victor Wooten, …. ooh there are so many.
Tell us about your instruments/amp/gear?
At the moment I love to play my Yamaha 5-string but I have a modified Fender 4-string too. I play a Marshall top with Ampeg boxes and I seldom use some effects, prefer using my fingers.
. . . and your current band?
It is called mcb and I’ve been playing with that band for about 15 years now. I played with a funk band, some blues, and still do when they have no bass player, and was hired for recordings.
What are your hobbies outside music?
All my other ‘jobs’ are my hobbies too, so I work for an ice-hockey team, for motorbike teams, then there’s my garden, and I like travelling, mental trainings, rituals, and and and . . .
Have you performed outside Austria?
Yes, was on a bike cruise with my band and I was at different places in Europe.
What is your latest CD/album?
Our latest album is called ‘give it up’, kinda pop song stuff
Your own personal web space?
You’ll find me in myspace.com/alexandramarko
Do you have a message for people who will read this?
Without faith, nothing is possible ~ with faith, nothing is impossible.