Mark "Marky" Anthony Chavez Jr. (born November 15 1978) is an American-born singer of Mexican descent. He was the lead singer for rock band Midnight Panic and is best known as the former lead singer for Alternative rock band Adema.
The band line up included Chavez himself, his cousin, Peter Shubert, and the former Adema co-founders, Mike Montano and Cesareo Garasa. The band had released their debut album in 2005 and a follow up LP was expected out in the later part of 2007. The band formerly featured Matt Low as their drummer from 2005 to late 2006. He has since left the band to return to SWAG 667. During the summer of 2007, Mark had been working on a solo project. Sadly only a few weeks after confirming he was working on a solo project; Mark in a Myspace bulletin he posted,stated that he is no longer working with Midnight Panic and this is the information he released about his recent events posted on Myspace July 14th, 2007 1:28 a.m.,
"MIDNIGHT PANIC started on an afternoon out at my studio in Bakersfield. Matt Low started working with me on programing different loops and music, which got things off the ground! I found Matt while producing a band that he was in, we worked really good together. Things just kept getting better and we decided to do a band. The first name we had was STATE OF MIND, but then we found out that there was already a band that had that name so we changed it to MIDNIGHT PANIC. My cousin, the guitar player, Peter Shubert started coming around and we got some songs together. I liked what he brought to the table because I always wanted a punk feel to the music and that's what he brought! We had a lot of music together but we needed a strong bass player. I called my longtime friend Mike Montano and he came out to check out the music! He loved it, and ironically Mike was the very first bass player that I had in ADEMA back in 1998. We disbanded that ADEMA in '99 but everything happens for a reason!"
"Songs are coming along! I should have them done in a couple of days. I will post a bulletin the minute they are loaded on my page. Oh yea, I am no longer doing Midnight Panic. I have decided that the solo record is the path that I want to take in my music ventures. Just you wait, you all will see why I have made this decision. The music is saving my life. I would appreciate if you would all let me know what you think of my decision once you've heard the new solo project. Thanks,Marky"
Since then, the two remaining members Pete and Mike stated that they would post up formerly unheard songs by the group to be available for download on their page. They also stated in their blog, that whether it be together, in another group, or separate, Mike and Pete would continue to write music.
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