Born in 1987, Mark Trounson grew up by the ocean in Cornwall, and exhibited an interest in music from a young age. After starting out with piano and singing lessons, a teenage preoccupation with rock music drew Mark towards the bass guitar at the age of 15. Whilst reading music at Goldsmiths College, Mark's emerging interest in jazz lead him to the double bass, and after studying with Simon Woolf in London, Mark then studied for a two year MA in jazz double bass at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Subsequently Mark studied with the renowned New York tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry, and brought Bill to the UK for an Arts Council supported tour in 2017 which also featured UK based American jazz drum legend Jeff Williams.
Mark moved to Leicester in 2013 and continues to perform freelance locally and across the country. In 2015, Mark started writing music for his own group, subsequently named Disquiet, whose debut album will be released in 2020. Since 2017, Mark has been regularly performing with Leicester's contemporary jazz/hip-hop/R&B/fusion trio the Snowfathers.
Mark maintains a busy career as a visiting teacher of guitar and piano at a variety of primary schools across Leicester and Leicestershire, including sharing the role of Head of Music at Leicester Preparatory School with his wife Emma.