|Upper- Ampage Iron Horse Tour 1998|
|Lower- Ampage opening for Def Leppard in Puerto Rico|
The personnel changes that Ampage has experienced and undergone over the years, (which can prove deadly for some bands), some of which include the switch of lead guitarist Mark Englert, (of Dramarama), who joined Ampage in 2001, replacing guitar legend Earl Slick (of David Bowie and John Lennon fame,) and Loren Molinare (of Little Caesar). Original drummer Michael Kroeger who rejoined Ampage replacing Rick Allen (Def Leppard), actually serve as an asset on the Ampage Greatest Hits 2007 CD, "Future Days Gone by" as it provides extra thrill factor and star attraction for fans, as fans can enjoy the best performances of ALL of the great performers who have contributed to the great sound of Ampage during their time performing with this outstanding band; plus all the powerful prowess of the Ampage's current line up, all on this one hard driving CD release.
over the years to the line up of Ampage have been aplenty, so fans can
expect to be thoroughly well rocked on Ampage's CD, "Future Days Gone By", by such prolific performers as Gary Busey... Yeah, that Gary
Busey! Highly acclaimed actor in such movies as The Buddy Holly Story, Gary Busey, who makes a guest appearance on the
beginning of the CD's song "D Day", in the preacher's monologue. Busey's performances
with the band Ampage, featured on Ampage's 2001 released CD "Falling
Higher," as well as on Ampage's last CD, "Future Days Gone By". ...Some
of the other stellar and/or legendary performers which performed with
Ampage and can be heard on both their previous releases as well as
featured on "Future Days Gone By" include such great performers as:
Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Michael Monarch of Stepenwolf, Earl Slick of
Bowie and John Lennon,
John Easedale of Dramarama, John Taylor of Duran Duran, actor/musician
Jeff Conaway of Taxi, and Grease as well as other outstanding musicians
who have contributed to the great sound of Ampage over the years.
Incidentally, Jeff Conaway was the producer of all of the MTV videos
for Ampage in the 1990's.
all the great past performers of the band which have taken their place
in music history with the band Ampage, Ampage's current line up proves
equally as impressive and talented in both the studio and on stage.
Ampage's 2012-13 current stellar line up consists of:
Mark Mason lead voacals
Mark Mason- Lead Vocals and Bass: Founding force of the band, Mason is also a prolific songwriter with many credits ranging from television, to major movies, such as: "I'm Dangerous Tonight" in 1990, "Bikini Summer II" in 1992, in which Jeff Conaway also starred and directed along with on screen performances by Mark Mason and Ampage. Mark's songwriting talent was featured also in the in the 1994 NBC Movie of the Week Robin Cook's "Mortal Fear". In 1999, Mark Mason along with Rick Allen, (world renown drummer for Def Leppard), wrote and recorded the theme song for the Disney Movie "Brink".
To add to Mark's impressive list of professional credits, he is also recognized for his work collaborating with other musical greats as Tommy Shaw of the legendary rock band Styx, and with songwriter Wes Arkin of Guns & Roses fame, to name just a few Mark's many credits throughout his illustrious long term professional career as a songwriter and musical performer. The remarkable versatility, total pro creative adaptability and high quality of Mark's style of songwriting and vocal and bass musicianship, has earned Mark wide recognition amongst many of the music and movie industry's elite as being a "musician's musician".
When Mark isn't on stage you will probably find him swimming,
biking, and running. He trains between 2 - 4 hours a day in between
band rehearsals, recording and concert dates. Mark has competed in Triathlons and Ironmans all over the world.
Ampage's Mark Inglert on lead guitar
Mark Inglert Lead Guitar-
Mark Englert Guitar 2001-present : Besides Mark Englert's melodic, yet blistering hot lead guitar licks with Ampage, Mark Englert is also well renown for his work with the band Dramarama. And has been featured on VH1's "Bands United", as well as featured on MTV's "Alternative Nation" and "120 Minutes", and has made a number of television guest appearances on such television shows as: Late Night With David Letterman, The Dennis Miller Show, as well as two live performances on The Joe Franklin Show. Mark's musical performances has also been featured in a number movies as well, such as: Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, The Dream Master, and Higher Learning.
After performing on 10 albums between both Dramarama and Ampage, and just as many tours to promote those albums, Mark's a well seasoned veteran musician with more than enough experience to know what it takes to deliver to any audiences a show they won't soon forget.
Michael Kroeger on Drums
Kroeger Drums- Mike Kroeger is Another of the original founding forces of Ampage,
Michael Kroeger is back with the band, (after being filled in for by
Rick Allen of Def Leppard), and is a lead footed force to be reckoned
with on drums. Michael's thunderous capabilities on drums can heard on
Ampage's 1997 second album, "Iron Horse" as well as the new CD "Don't Shoot The Wounded" to be released in August 2010. Mike
brings his (greased) lightening to the stage, and can be experienced by
fans in Ampage's electrifying live performances.
Frank Sdemeca Bass - Frank Joined Ampage in the late 1990's around the time Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was playing with the band. With Frank on bass, lead vocalist and previous bassist for Ampage Mark Mason once again became the front man for the band while also doubling on guitar when needed. Frank came from Philadelphia to Hollywood in the late 1980's and played with the band Angora for many years until helping form the band "Graveyard Train". Graveyard Train was signed to Geffin records and the band made one album before losing the lead singer to Motley Crue after which Frank left the band to team up with Ampage and hasn't looked back since.