Mark J Smith is a professional Bass player from the UK and creator of Talkingbass. During the past 25 years Mark has worked all over the UK and the World as a sideman and bandleader, performing every style of music from pop to rock to jazz to classical in ensembles ranging from trio to orchestra.

As a reading sideman, Mark has worked with hundreds of acts such as Jimmy James, Susan Maughn, Peter Grant, Bucks Fizz, Ruthie Henshall, Zoe Tyler, Gerard Kenny, Iris Williams, Elaine Delmar, Barbara Dickson and many, many more.

Mark has a First Class BA(hons) Degree in Music from Leeds College of Music and many years of experience teaching in music colleges and universities around the UK.