Musician in Berlin, Deutschland
Songwriter & string bassist Mark Roman has been an active part of the Berlin music scene since 2011. As a bandleader, he features the string bass as a solo instrument with the KBCollective. Here, he adds his own handwriting to the American songbook with original music & lyrics honoring its diverse cultural heritage.
His upbringing in Woodstock, New York was shaped by a mix of motown, blues, oldtime, swing, latin, church & chamber music. With expansive creative endeavors including dance performances, classical and world music projects in Berlin & New York, his work has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the string bass & its lasting, fundamental role in over a century of popular song.
Recent work as a sideman has included appearances among others with the earthy bluesman J.Z. James, the enigmatic showband Lord Mouse & The Kalypso Katz and Berlin oldtime string band The Bear City Ramblers.