Since graduating from the Conservatory in 2001, Mario McNulty has been making a big name for himself out in New York City. His first year working in the Big Apple found him working with Phillip Glass, composer for such films as “Naqoyqatsi”, “The Hours”, and “La Belle et la Bete”. One fateful night at Looking Glass Studios, David Bowie was working with producer Tony Visconti, and Mario was asked to fill in for Sterling Campbell for drums on “Space Oddity” and “I Would Be Your Slave” as they rehearsed for the Tibetan Benefit show at Carnegie Hall. Not only did Mario get to play with David Bowie, but he played along side Phillip Glass on piano, Adam Yauch on guitar, and Tony Visconti on bass during their practice runs!
This led him to much more work for David Bowie, who has sold over 140 million albums to date. For the last two years, Mario has been working directly with Bowie and Visconti recording Bowie’s new album “The Next Day”.
Among Mario’s other credits are FOH engineering for Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen at MuchMusic’s Video Awards. He ran the live sound for Susan Boyle on numerous TV shows including The View, The Today Show, and Piers Morgan. He has also done work for Anti-Flag, Alejandro Escovedo, The Raveonettes, Semi-Precious Weapons, Kashmir, Keith Richards, The Blue Man Group, Rufus Wainwright and many more!
Congrats on your successful career, Mario! You can read more about Mario’s latest project with Bowie at SonicScoop’s page here.