One of Ontario’s most successful musical exports, Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk, is no stranger to comebacks. With over two decades spent slugging it out in trenches, refining, reinventing and meticulously-tuning his craft, the Los Angeles transplant now arrives with In Our Blood — the latest full-length outing released through his riff-powered alter ego, Redlight King. Kaz was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario — a hardened Canadian steel town tucked away at the far western corner of Lake Ontario. His ambitions rose quickly through the years, after he released a highly-acclaimed debut (Go For Broke) under the moniker Kazzer and scored a nomination at Canada’s 2004 Juno Awards for New Artist of the Year.
With longtime friend and collaborator Julian Tomarin, Kaz has built Redlight King into a stridently modern rock band whose music has spent considerable time on the Billboard charts, including multiple top ten appearances. It was “Old Man” — his reimagination of the enduring Neil Young classic, where he tells a story about his own father while sampling the original — that catapulted him onto the international scene. “Old Man” propelled their debut into the number 3 slot on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart and paved the way for “Bullet In My Hand,” which peaked at number 3 on the US Mainstream chart. Redlight King would follow Something For The Pain with Irons In The Fire (2013), Helldiver EP (2015) and Moonshine (2020), both of which expanded the band’s vision, pushing the sound deep into the heart of mainstream hard rock.
Redlight King’s music has been the soundtrack for such films as The Italian Job, Marvel Avengers, Iron Man 3, Draft Day, The Idea Of You, such TV shows as Malcolm in the middle, Person of Interest, Shameless, Rebel, along with features for NHL, NFL, MBL, WWE, Nascar, and so many more.