Born into a musically gifted family, GREAT WHITE founder, Mark Kendall grew up in Huntington Beach, California. His father played jazz trumpet; his mother sang her heart out to jazz tunes before adoring audiences. His grandfather, too, was a virtuoso on the piano. Citing Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and The Doors as early influences, Kendall’s passion and natural abilities got him hooked on guitar.
When not in the recording studio or on stage with GREAT WHITE, Kendall has been invited to perform in the Vegas Rocks Magazine All-Star Jam alongside contemporaries George Lynch, Vince Neil, Zakk Wylde, and more. Kendall is a solid supporter of MusiCares, whereas his relentless efforts to help those seeking a sober life have been expressed in feature stories on Fox News and numerous national radio programs. Kendall is a baseball enthusiast (go Dodgers) and boasts skill in both billiards and poker, all of which he showcased on the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Mark has been married for 20 years to his beautiful wife Bridget and has 4 children, Jonathan, Taylor, Shane and Ashley and one grandson, Noah Jagger.