Spotlight On Mark R. Henning

The Spotlight

As we’ve combed through our catalog of hundreds of thousands of songs, we’ve discovered a notable trio of tunes that involve a guy named Mark R. Henning. Interested in scoring some cool music and discovering someone new?

Pure

Pure

Mark K. Henning’s most well-known endeavor was a band out of Vancouver, BC called Pure. Henning played keyboards for the band and was around for most of their years on Reprise (1991-1994). This tune, from ’92, was featured in the Ralph Bakshi animated thriller Cool World.

℗ 1992 Warner/Reprise

Blisterene

Blisterene

In ’95, Henning left Pure and formed his own power-pop trio with one of our favorite band names, Blisterene. With Malcom Tente on guitar and vocals and Tariq Khan on drums (and Henning manning the bass), the band released So I Have Them in 1997.

℗ 1997 Boutique Empire

Combine The Victorious

Combine The Victorious

In 2007, Henning formed his latest group, Combine The Victorious, with fashion designer Isabelle Dunlop. With no small bit of hyperbole, they say that “as each idea develops, mix upon mix, it’s like watching nature prepare for Spring, readying herself to attract, welcome and envelop us.”

Luckily, their music is damn good. “Blue Kitchen” is from their 2007 indie release The World Over. They’ve since recorded Disagreements (2008) for Boutique Empire and appeared in ’10 on the label’s compilation.

℗ Combine The Victorious 2007