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).
As a member of Pistoleros, Mark will be inducted into The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2018
MZ continues to write, record and perform solo, with the Pistoleros and Zubia Brothers - a life-long side project with Lawrence.
His evolution as a vital American singer, songwriter and artist is ongoing.
Mark currently splits his time between Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Barbara, CA.