Flood (producer)

Mark "Flood" Ellis
Birth nameMark Ellis
Born (1960-08-16) 16 August 1960 (age 59)[1]
London, England
GenresAlternative rock, post-punk, synthpop, electronica
Occupation(s)Record producer, audio engineer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active1978–present

Mark Ellis (born 16 August 1960), known by his professional pseudonym Flood, is a British post-punk and alternative rock record producer and audio engineer. Flood's list of work includes projects with recording acts like New Order, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Marc and the Mambas, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Ministry, The Charlatans, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Foals, a-ha, Orbital, Sigur Rós, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, White Lies, Pop Will Eat Itself and Warpaint. His co-production collaborations have included projects with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder, with whom he co-founded the Assault & Battery studio complex. In 2006, his work with U2 led to his sharing of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

He is not to be confused with Mark Ellis, the bassist from the British mod revival band The Lambrettas from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Early years

Mark Ellis was born on 16 August 1960 in London, England.[1] As a child, Ellis attended St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, England. He began his music career as the vocalist for the band Seven Hertz. During that same time, he began his professional studio career as a runner at Morgan Studios in London,[2] where he also served as Tape Operator on 1984 by Rick Wakeman. Ellis also was a runner at Battery Studios in London and held apprenticeships at Marcus Studios and Trident Studios.[3]

Other Languages
galego: Flood
Malagasy: Flood
polski: Mark Ellis
português: Mark Ellis
русский: Эллис, Марк
svenska: Mark Ellis
українська: Марк Елліс