Full name: Mark Prendergast Place of birth: Swords Date of birth: 16 januari 1989 Height: 1,98 m
eye color: blue
in the band: second songwriter, guitar, piano, backing vocals
Mark wrote the songs 'Way back when' and 'Talk'. 'Way back when' about their youth in Swords and 'Talk' about his ex girlfriend.
Mark stated that the first album he'd ever bought was '5ive' by the boyband five and loved the album when he was young. In another interview he stated that the first single (it was a tape) he'd ever bought was 'MMMbob' by Hanson, when he was in a music shop in America with his parents and it was the only single he'd knew.
He's a big fan of LCD Soundsystem, The Beatles and Radiohead.
His dream collaboration would be Daft Punk.
His favorite single on the album is 'All comes down'.
At the age of 11, he was a fan of System of a down.
He learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.
He isn't big into films but he loves horror movies like Saw.
His favourite movies including: 'Big fish' and 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
During their performance at 'The tonight show with Jay leno' Mark got electric shocks who came from his microphone and his guitar.
27-07-2013 om 00:00
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Kodaline is: Steve Garrigan Mark Prendergast Vinny May Jr. Jay Boland
Steve and Mark met each other in the church coir at the age of 8, in their hometown Swords. They were the only two boys within the choir and joke around in interviews that it was their way to flirt with girls. a few years later, at the age of 14, they met Vinny. The spend their youth by making music, skating in the local skate park and hanging around in each others homes.
Steve, Mark and Vinny formed two music groups together. 'Radar love' and '21 demands'. As '21 demands' they participated in the Irish talent show 'You're a star' in 2006. They stranded on a second place but their single' Give me a minute' went up to number one in the Irish charts. Because they weren't signed by any record label when that happened, they where the first band in Ireland who produced and spread their single all by theirselves.
A few weeks later they got an offer for a record deal but they refused. They stated that they 'just weren't ready' and their single 'wasn't good enough and missed some heart and soul'. Somebody asked Steve, Mark and Vinny if the would advice people on participating on talent shows to break through and their answer was: 'It's a good way to take a look and see what the music business is all about (and to be away from school every once in a while) but it wasn't the right choice for us because we wanted freedom in our songs and in our songwriting.'
They met Jason Boland on Valentines day, 2011. It took them a while before they realized he actually played the bass. They changed their name into Kodaline. Their first EP came out and made an instant hit out of the song 'All i want'. 'It was never our plan to release 'All I want as a first single, it just sort of happened. Some radio stations in Ireland and the UK found it and played it, that's how the song's got discovered.' 'All I want' is aired in an episode of 'Grey's Anatomy. The band stated they never really watched the show but where a fan of the music. Kodaline spend a good few years soul searching. They finally came to a point where they are proud of their work but stated that they are still searching for their sound. Kodaline is working on their second album.
Why the name Kodaline?
Steve, Mark, Jason and Vinny where looking for band names but weren't satisfied by any of the names they've came up with. Steve said: 'after a lot of pints we came up with the name 'Kodaline'. I don't remember who it was who came up with it, but we liked it and decided that was going to be it. The name 'Kodaline' means absolutely nothing and that was exactly what we wanted. We just hope people will associate our band with the music we make.'
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21-07-2013 om 00:00
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