MARKLAND

About

Aaron MarklandAaron Markland was born and raised in Ocean Beach, California. Aaron went to Ocean Beach Elementary School where he sang in the choir and performed in several plays. While attending Point Loma High School, he formed a hardcore punk band called Soylent Green with his older brother Justin Markland (Bass) and a few other close friends. After High School Aaron enlisted in USAF Special Forces Pararescue and was honorably discharged after fulfilling his contract. Aaron then recorded his debut solo album entitled “Rewind” at Treefort Studios in Los Angeles, CA,  produced by Chris Julian (Billy Idol, Queen Latifah) and Robert Vaughn (CBS, Sony). Several songs from that album were featured in Noah Taffolla’s acclaimed “Wonderland” documentary series of Ocean Beach. Years later Aaron hooked back up with his brother Justin and recruited his father, Steve “Tunker” Markland (Harmonica), and Randy Jones (Drums), to start the blues rock band MARKLAND. MARKLAND recorded their debut self-titled album in 2014, and completed the entire project in one month’s time. The album was produced by OB local Michael Head of “The Country Rockin’ Rebels” at Headtrap Music Studio in La Mesa, CA. After their debut album release, MARKLAND sold thousands of downloads, were signed by Crucial Music Publishing, were played on radio stations across California, Arizona, and New Mexico, opened for Leif Garrett at the World Famous Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, performed on the Main Stage at the 2015 Ocean Beach Street Fair,  and are featured in the 2017 documentary “Adventures of Miss Fit”.  Aaron recently finished recording his sophomore solo album entitled “Tide Break” set to be released June 2017. The Beach/Rock/Reggae album was nominated for 3 categories in the New Mexico Music Awards including Best Pop Album (Tide Break), Best Reggae Song (Tide Break), and Best Modern Rock Song (Burn It Out). Aaron is also in the process of recording the debut Hard/Alternative/Rock album from his band Self Contained. Aaron is working with the award winning producer John Wall at the Wall Of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, NM.