Mark Francis started playing music with John Blangero in 1977 as part of the drummer for the glam prog rock band, Harlequin. He currently is the drummer for John's prog-rock band, Harlequin Reborn. Graduated from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1981, Mark is a classically trained percussionist. He no longer works as a music teacher but is always involved in music organizations of a wide range of genres. His performance history includes studio work, festivals, musicals, symphonic productions, and numerous combos of light jazz and rock. An avid music listener, he has a collection of over 11,500 albums and CDs.