WHO'S THE THEORY?
Photography Copyright Jonathan Zuck, Frank Turner, Lenore Boulet
WORKING THEORY is an ensemble band that performs original music written by lyricist, composer and musician Mark Baughman. The music played by the band is characterized by well-crafted, tight lyrics addressing contemporary personal and social issues, and who’s sound falls broadly into the rock music genre. Baughman belongs to a tradition of artists such as The Who, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Joni Mitchell. Those artists focus on stories and music that supports those stories, rather than sticking to the classic format of a particular genre of music.
Baughman's story-telling-through music talents took off with the formation of WORKING THEORY to produce and perform his rock operas, 99: A Rock Opera, Release and Energie.
Mark performs, records and produces the music first in his studio with the help of musicians from around the world collaborating online.
The live band WORKING THEORY takes different shapes and forms depending on the venue - from an unplugged acoustic duet to a 7-piece rock band with elaborate video backgrounds helping to tell the stories in the songs.
The CORE members of WORKING THEORY are:
Joseph Abramson, Sax
Mark Baughman, Guitars & Vocals
John Coventry, Keyboards & Guitar
George Cranford, Drums
Gil Glass, Bass
Joy Richman, Vocals & Percussion
Past members that THINK they've left the band, but we're like the Mafia and you never, ever get out, include:
Sue Sedmak, Vocals & Guitar
Will Travis, Bass
Betsy Zuck, Vocals
Steve Blevins, Guitars & Horns
Dave Benson, Bass & Vocals
Mike Brien, Vocals