Mark is a product of the New Jersey, Florida, and Mississippi music scene. After leaving for a short while to study at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California, he returned to New Jersey to begin work as a studio musician in New Jersey and New York.
While playing in bands on the Jersey scene, Mark fired off audition material to Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio. Mark's fellow New Jersey axe slinger from Zyris, Zak Wylde, got the job with the Oz.
He then joined forces with Dean Fasano (Message, Richie Sambora group, Jon Bon Jovi, and Prophet) to write and record. One of the songs, Fine Line, which transpired from working with Dean Fasano became the title track on the 1998 MESSAGE release. Mark then moved on to write, record, and tour with Persian Risk out of Orlando Florida. The band was fronted by vocalist Carl Sentence (Krokus, Geezer Butler Band, and Paul Chapman's Ghost). While Mark was an active member of the Florida music scene, he studied with vocal coach, Ron Feldman (Vocal coach for Jani Lane of Warrant).
Thereafter, Mark moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where he took a shot at a solo career and the release a couple of independent CDs. Mark had been involved with several projects with Clyde Holly and Holly House Recording Studios. After supporting BILOXI "Right the Music" with the band; Mark wrote and recorded with the guys in BILOXI for the BILOXI III "In the Wake of the Storm".
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the passing of the founding member of BILOXI (Clyde Holly), left Mark and his friend and drummer left to pick up the pieces and finish BILOXI III. After supporting BILOXI III at ROCKLAHOMA 2008 with a new line up, Mark found a lineup that had superb chemistry together, which brings us to where he is now... A proud member of CHASING KARMA.
Mark has guested on several Liberty N Justice releases, over the past several years. "Chasing A Cure LP", "Hell is Coming to Breakfast", and "Cigar Chronicles (out early 2013).
Things that people have said about Mark -
Dean Fasano (MessMark Lanoue Rocklahoma 2008age, Richie Sambora, Prophet) (RIP) " When people hear Mark sing, they are going to wonder where did he come from and where has he been! This is the first time in a while that I have felt this was about the versatility and presence of a singer! (BILOXI III / 2007).
Lee Small (SHY/Phenomena) " I really love this album! Mark does a great job taking on vocal duties! This is the ultimate Tribute to Clyde Holly (RIP)!" (BILOXI III / 2007) : "Mark Allen Lanoue is a very Talented Guitar Player, Singer/Songwriter who I rate very highly indeed!" (April 10, 2012)
Tony Mills (TNT/Ex-Shy) "A very capable artist and someone who ya wanna work with. If his diary fits you in, count yourself damn lucky :) (May 4, 2012)
Anyone wishing to contact Mark can do so by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org