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  Mark James Klepaski is an American musician born on September 11th 1972 in Wilkes Barre, PA. Mark is best known as the former bassist in the multi platinum rock band, Breaking Benjamin (2001-2011)


  Before his success with Breaking Benjamin, Mark toured playing Reggae music with a local Wilkes Barre Reggae legend George Wesley before being the winning MTV's Ultimate Cover Band with Strangers With Candy (Lifer) in 2000.  Mark and the members were signed to Universal/Republic (2000-2001). Shortly after Mark left to join Benjamin Burnley and Aaron Fink soon followed creating the lineup that got Breaking Benjamin signed in 2002.  


  BB was showcased and signed to Hollywood Records after building a strong local following in the tri state area.  During Mark's 10yrs with BB, they hit the mainstream radio and charts scoring in the Active Rock circuit with number one singles; "So Cold", "Sooner Or Later", "Diary of Jane and Breath".  Their albums "Phobia", "We Are Not Alone" and recently "Dear Agony" were certified Platinum along with "Saturate" certified Gold and hitting the double platinum status for the song, "I will Not Bow" and the list continues to grow.    


  After a fallout and band dispute in 2011,  BB went on hiatus and finally settled out of court only to reformed 4yrs later without the original band members.  Mark moved on to write and recorded on a project called Stardog Champion in Hollywood, CA (2012) one more time reuniting him with fellow ex-members of BB and Lifer.  In 2012 Mark was also seen returning to his Reggae roots playing local shows in his home town with a local Reggae band The Subnotics (2012-2014). 


   Moving forward, in the spring of 2015 ,  Mark ventured out west in Los Angeles, CA. He found himself playing several shows with Lucky Strike Live's, Ultimate Jam Nights along with other fellow music icons making it an all star jam.  The year 2016 also lead to the recording of the EP  "Devil" with the band VYCES from Los Angeles in which Mark can be seen featured in their video and  playing a few shows in Southern CA and Las Vegas NV.


  Currently Mark can be found playing guitar, producing, writing, and mentoring others on their journey towards music and personal success.   







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