mark vickness

Taught from an early age (he began his studies in classical piano at age six) to broaden his musical horizons as much as possible, Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer with a huge musical range developed over years of study, recording and performance. With a master’s degree in composition, Mark has written scores from simple pieces for piano and voice to large jazz ensembles to a concerto for North Indian Tabla, from large-scale ballets to documentary film scores. He has years of experience in world music having performed in West African Drum ensembles, an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra, and as a sitarist and tabla player. A classically trained guitarist, his principle influences are Michael Hedges, Pat Metheny, John Mclaughlin, Joe Pass and Ralph Towner. Mark has led rock bands, jazz bands, experimental improvisational groups and everything in between. He plays a custom-made eight string guitar/bass, a Michael Greenfield G4 fan fret six-string and a Greenfield baritone guitar. He is endorsed by Greenfield Guitars.

Mark's first solo modern finger style CD, Places, will be released Spring, 2017.