|Associated acts||The Psychedelic Furs|
The Power Station
Mars started out as an arranger and orchestator, studying under the mentorship of Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell. He is a veteran musician who has played with various bands and recording artists, including The Psychedelic Furs, Ministry, Billy Idol, The Power Station, Die Warzau, The Waitresses, Pete Cosey, Billy Squier and a lot of leading figures in the NYC downtown scene.
He has also toured and recorded with the Peter Brotzmann Tentet, the Vandermark 5, and Cinghiale, Mark Freeland's Electroman, and is the bandleader of several spin-off jazz groups/projects Liquid Soul, NRG Ensemble, Witches & Devils, Slam, and XmarsX. Despite his busy schedule with Liquid Soul, he managed to also stay active in the Chicagoani improvisional jazz underground scene.