Mark Crozer, the man behind The Wyatt Family's theme song speaks out about Bray Wyatt
Mark Crozer, the man behind The Wyatt Family’s theme song, recently<spoke with JourneyofaFrontman.com regarding Bray Wyatt and him using his “Broken Out In Love” theme song. Here are some highlights:
On Bray Wyatt using his theme song and how it came about:
“Ages ago, between 1999 and 2000, I found out about this idea that you could, as an independent artist, get your music into TV shows, it was the organization called Taxi based in Los Angeles, I joined and it was completely new to me.
You’re always looking for ways to get your music heard by different people, it’s very difficult to get record deals, so I gave this a shot, then I guess around 2005-2007, this was just one of those songs that I wrote at that time, I put that and other songs into this one music library and I guess they had a deal with another library that was servicing the WWE.
Bray Wyatt was searching for a song for his theme music and he came across my song, I think he spent 6 hours or so listening to song, that’s what he told me and when he heard mine, right away, he just thought it was going to be good for his character.
They tried it out and it worked and that was that, so I didn’t actually hear about it right away until a couple of months later when a guy named Steve, who’s a wrestling fan, tracked me down online to find out if it was my song an that was actually when I found out about it.”
On performing the theme song at WrestleMania 30:
“They asked me to do it, I’d really been following the whole Bray Wyatt development over the last couple of years, I knew that there was a good chance that he was going to do WrestleMania this year.
I’d heard that they’d had bands occasionally to perform, I e-mailed my guy at the WWE around Christmas time saying I’d love to do it and then they got in touch with me a couple of months later to ask me to play.”
On meeting Bray Wyatt:
“I’d met him a few weeks before, because WWE RAW was in Brooklyn a couple of weeks before WrestleMania, which is where I live, so I got to meet him then.
There was a lot of mutual respect, we were both really happy to meet each other, we’d been in touch a little bit by e-mail before that, we’d tried to meet up previously, but it never worked out. It was great, we really just talked about music.
He found out around that time that I was going to be performing at WrestleMania, so he was very nice to me.”