Born and raised in a suburb of Dayton, OH. Mark grew up loving all kinds of music with a strong emphasis on classical. As he grew up he learned to play various different instruments ranging from trumpet and french horn in high school, as well as piano and accordion. He became a North American champion accordionist at the age of 12 winning competitions in Nashville, Detroit and Sandusky.
Always a rock fan, he attended his first concert (Ozzy and Motley Crue) at age 13, and once he got a taste of playing guitar at the age of 18, his interests quickly turned to rock and metal. Since then he has played in numerous local florida bands. He played with Smackhead from 1996 – 2008 and also had the great privilege of playing a European tour with Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle & Savatage).
Mark Lair is currently the rhythm/lead guitar, writer & co-producer of Disciples Of Mayhem
Main influences are:
Sennheiser Wireless System
Gibson Les Paul