Gordon Pope

MarkieZBand_Gordon_PopeBass Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Producer, Arranger, Singer/Songwriter and Composer

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Gordon comes from a family and history of accomplished musicians graduating from the world re-known Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

A bass guitar player of dynamic stature and vocals to match, Gordon is a very entertaining performer.  As founder, band leader and bassist of the well-known Dallas-Fort Worth based group Mafio Sol, he revitalized the local music scene creating a major impact in the music industry.

Literally the “Son of a Preacher Man,” Gordon grew up immersed in the heart of a musical tradition with deeply planted roots and styles that leave nothing desired.  His soulful and raspy vocals provide leads and harmonies with perfect pitch.  Gordon’s musical knowledge and proficiency defines the term “tight” in the pocket as the foundation of the rhythm section. Combining askilled mixture of old-school rhythms and modern day beatshe provides the audience an unprecedented “flava.” 

Gordon is also a Director of ’44 Uprising Productions and Records the home of the Markie Z Band, Carl Storie Band, Rodney Bowens’ Genre Busters, Tempest Barnes, Mikaela Kahn and The Christian Brooks Band.

In the ’44 Uprising family, Gordon functions as Producer, Songwriter, Music Director, Artist & Repertoire Developer and Business Development.

Gordon’s credits include working with Curtis King, Al Wash, Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway, Dave Hollister, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Lattimore, Jonathan Butler, Juanita Bynum, Myron Williams,Tisha Campbell-Martin, Guy Torrey, Roy Hargrove, Shelley Carroll,Tom Braxton, Lucky Peterson, Marvin Stamm, Ertha Kitt, Cece Winans, Karen Clark-Sheard, Pastor Tim Rogers and the Fellas, Jeff Majors, Rodney Bowens, God’s Property, Vicki Winans, Jackee Harry, Leon Devers, Jerry Stackhouse, Mario, Jennifer Holiday, Pastor Darryl Blair, Barbara Mitchell, Mavis Staples, Freddie Jones, Malcom and the Road Crew, Professor D, Bernard Wright, Shun Martin &the Go-Go Band, Paul Rogers and Change of Pace, Bobby Sparks, Zac Harmon as the list goes on.