Born and raised in the overheated environs of Phoenix, Arizona, Zubia has become a veritable institution in the state, helping lead a series of popular and successful combos.
Notable among these groups were the Chimeras, a powerhouse Zubia formed along with his brother Lawrence, longtime friend Doug Hopkins - co-founder of Gin Blossoms - Scott Andrews and Mark Riggs.
The Chimeras eventually morphed into the Pistoleros and with the name change also came a major label recording and EMI publishing contract. The group’s Hollywood Records debut “Hang On To Nothing” found the Zubias collaborating with a number of notable names, including Gary Louris & Marc Perlman (Jayhawks), Radney Foster (Foster & Lloyd) and Pat DiNizio (Smithereens).
In July 2019, Mark was inducted into The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.
MZ continues to write, record and perform solo, with his band Los Guys and various acoustic projects.
His evolution as a vital American singer, songwriter and artist is ongoing.
"Mistaken for Granted" (El Rey Records) - Chimeras
"Los Guys" - Los Guys
"Hang on to Nothing" (Hollywood Records) - Pistoleros
"Pistoleros" - Pistoleros
"Bars & Guitars" - Pistoleros
"Voices on the Street" (El Rey Records) - Zubia Brothers
"Parts of Yesterday" (El Rey Records) - Mark Zubia
"Situations & Places Like This" (El Rey Records) - Zubia + DeGuvera
"Between Dark and Dawn (El Rey Records) - Los Guys
"Shine" (Fervor Records) - Pistoleros
"Silver" (Fervor Records) - Pistoleros
"Zubia" (Fervor Records) - Mark Zubia