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The Empirical Is made up of:
BIGZ is a 25 year old producer, MC/Rap artist and songwriter originally from Weston-Super-Mare who was taken into care at the age of 5 due to his mothers drug abuse and poor mental health. After being in care for 3 years, Mark was adopted by a family in the West Midlands and grew up in Dudley situated just outside of Birmingham up until march 2010 when he decided to move back to his hometown of Weston after hearing of his mothers suicide, to be close to his family who he had no contact with throughout his childhood and teenage years and also pursue his passion in music by enrolling on a music course at Weston college in September of that year.
Throughout his teens, Mark couldnt help but feel alone in the world and couldn't work out why the world was so out of depth with reality and after experiencing the mental and emotional aftermath of his troubled childhood, fell deep into a world of drink and drugs and gradually moved onto heroin to escape the harshness of it all at the age of 17.
At the age of 18, the caring mother of a girl he was in a relationship with asked him to come to a church service one sunday and that was when he fell into the corrupt arms of modern christianity. Although Mark first believed that it was 'God' that had cleansed him of the drugs and made him realise his talents and dreams in music and his future, he soon came to realise it was himself and the Soul he posessed that had got him to that point.
BiGz has been producing music since late 2004 and first got into songwriting at the age of 13 and is now pursuing his dream of changing mainstream music and killing the mental confusion caused by the media, which Mark feels was the cause of his mothers mental issues and the resulting end to her life.
JOE BRADY, at 20 years old, has already built a formidable reputation as a producer, writer and performing artist.
A BBC Young Folk Awards finalist, his experience of the live music scene has featured performances at Glastonbury Festival and headline appearances at festivals across Europe.
ALEX BALL, also 20 years old, is a technical wizard with huge experience of both the studio and live music industry.
He has more recently expanded his skills into a variety of related areas, and now has established himself in the media business as a photographer, videographer and cinematographer.
Formed just before the end of the world, with a hope to save the human race from the mainstream.