Meet The Team: Mark Bell

Mark is a co-creator and co-host of the fortnightly Shout Louder Podcast. He’s also a brilliant illustrator – you’ll find his designs on heaps of album covers, t-shirts and gig posters.  

Listen to all of Mark’s episodes of the Shout Louder podcast here.

Mark Bell.jpgIntroduce yourself! Who are you and what do you do?

Hey! I’m Mark. I play guitar in Mug, I’m part of the record collective Umlaut Records and I generally do a lot of drawing for bands and stuff.

What was your introduction to punk?

I was 15 and got a bass guitar for my birthday. I had the promise of being in a band (even though I’d never played before) and started a band of shitty Nirvana and Green Day covers. I got into faster skate stuff from the local record store and the guy recommending stuff.

If you could be in any band in the world (past or present), which band would you choose and why?

NOFX. Just ’cause. They have always been my favorite.

You’ve got unlimited funds, a time machine and any venue you fancy, but you can only book three bands. Who do you book for your ultimate gig?

I think a small 200 capacity venue with No Use For A NameZerodown and Propagandhi headline.

You’re on an aeroplane that’s about to crash. What do you put on your iPod?

See Episode 2 of the podcast for this answer!

Listen to all of Mark’s episodes of the Shout Louder podcast here.

Have a look at Mark’s other projects too: