Transcript from a Interview with Mark Ellis
Singer/Songwriter from Rochester, South East UK. Playing bass in 2 bands, playing Rock and covers. Recently started working on solo projects..
"I started playing guitar at 8 years old. And playing Bass from 16. In first band at 11, called The Heartbeats.
First Gig with The Heartbeats played to the 3rd and 4th years at junior school.
Then The Heartbeats, Thor, Medusa, Rosemary Horrid, Sky, Choice, After Midnight,
The Tour: Dirtie Bertie, Silverbeard."
Do you play live?
"Have played in bands since the age of 11, it's part of our lifestyle and our social life. Always gigging and cant see it stopping".
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
"The internet has made it much easier to get your music listened to and hopefully enjoyed , and also hear other musicians work."
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
"Acoustic rock/folk/country/pop/new age.Influences include Roy Harper, Jethro Tull, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, too numerous to mention".
Equipment used: Taylor and Yamaha Acoustic Guitars, Ibanez Sound Gear Bass, Trace Elliott Amplification. Korg keyboards. Roland VS2480 Studio.