Chicago mourns a musical mainstay, 53main
The sound engineer, bass player, musical organiser and co-founder of Coffee Cup Productions, the irrepressible Mark Tulloss, has died tragically of a heart attack. Every corner of the Chicaog music community is bereft.
The filmmaker John Theroux writes: ‘We all lost someone really special. Even if you did not know him, you will feel how special he was evey single time I turn a projector on from this day forward. Let me tell you about this person for a second. Mark Tulloss had a smile and an energy that was contagious. His partner Kirsten Kuhlmann and him run Coffee Cup Productions which has lifted up SO MANY ARTISTS including myself. I never knew this interview would be the last time Mark and I talked ‘face to face’. He was so giving, had a ton of ambition and we were going to high five eachother at that beautiful financial finish line; the one any artist like Mark deserves to cross. He worked SO HARD, he spread SO MUCH LOVE and my deepest condolenses go out to his family and his close friends, who are also WONDERFUL people. This person HUMAN-ed in a way that I RESPECT so much. I miss you so much Mark. And we are all missing you way too soon. I love you ♡ the light you shined, shines on. We are going to shine it so hard for you ♡’