Born in Fall River Massachusetts, the youngest of seven from a sax playing electronics technician father and a mother in nursing, Mark Lizotte aka DIESEL grew up in Australia and the U.S. He formed ‘Johnny Diesel & The Injectors’ in 1986 from remnants of a previous band before embarking on a solo career in 1991.
Diesel recently celebrated 30 years “off the bus” landing in Sydney in 1987 after a 3-day bus journey across Australia, launching into 9 shows per week – the rest is history. With over thirty five singles, sixteen albums, 6 ARIA awards and record sales edging 1 million, Diesel is a journeyman of music.
With blues music in his DNA, an influence largely from his Father’s record collection, Diesel has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals.
Mark made his production debut in 1995 with his own album “Solid State Rhyme” producing and playing most of the instruments on tracks such as “15 Feet Of Snow” and “All Come Together”, showing that not only could he be a full frontal guitar slinger but an artist with great sensitivity & a wide pallet of musical colours.