Mark "The Loveman" Pender plays the trumpet. He was a member of Conan O'Brien's band on both Late Night and The Tonight Show, and is currently a member of the Basic Cable Band on Conan. He also led the appropriately named Mark Pender Band. Mr. Pender first entered the realm of They Might Be Giants playing trumpet in the studio on the song "Doctor Worm".
Since then, Pender has occasionally been featured in TMBG live shows either as part of TMBG's Other Thing or the Velcro Horns. He played trumpet on "Stalk Of Wheat" as well as on various songs from Here Come The ABCs and Here Come The 123s. Pender accompanied with TMBG at three live shows in 2012, and in many of the 2019 shows in Australia.