Steve Marker

Steve Marker
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Steve Marker performing live in 2016
Background information
Born (1959-03-16) March 16, 1959 (age 59)
Mamaroneck, New York, US
GenresRock, alternative rock, electronic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer, remixer
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards
Years active1978–present
LabelsGeffen Records,
A&E Records
Associated actsFire Town, Garbage

Steve Marker (born March 16, 1959) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a cofounder and guitarist in the alternative rock band Garbage.[1]

Early life

Steven W. Marker was born in Mamaroneck, New York on March 16, 1959.[citation needed] He spent most of his childhood and his teens in Mamaroneck, New York.[citation needed] At the age of 6, his parents bought him drums; but, at 12, he shifted instruments and took up the guitar.[citation needed] He graduated from Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck.[citation needed]

For higher education, Marker attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for a degree in film. There, he met Butch Vig, who played with the band Spooner.[2] In 1979 the group was trying to figure out how to record a 7-inch single and Marker had grown an interest in musical producing, he bought a four-track reel-to-reel deck, which complemented by Vig's microphones became a home studio in Marker's basement. Marker and Vig also started a small label, Boat Records, to release records of both Spooner and other bands they liked.[3][4]

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