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Name:                    
Mark Beattie

Instrument:
          
Lead Guitar
Backing Vocals
Acoustic Guitar                          

Marital Status:
     
Married to Liz with two grown up kids, Sarah and David

Home Town:  
       
Aberdeen, Scotland

Occupation:  
        
Owner of Budget Blinds of Fulshear



 

Other Interests:    
Golf
Soccer
Table Tennis
Pool
Darts
Audio Engineering
All forms of music equipment and technology
Cincinnati Bengals
Whisky and whiskey

Influences:  
          
Early AC/DC
UFO
Van Halen
Steve Vai
Gary Moore
                               

 

Equipment:            
Guitars
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Flying V
Schecter Hellraiser
Ibanez Destroyer
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Yamaha Pacifica with Variax electronics
Steinberger Spirit
Epiphone SST Studio Acoustic
Yamaha APX500II Acoustic
Ibanez EW20ASE Acoustic

Amps:   
Fractal Audio Systsems AX8 and Axe FX II
Marshall JVM410 Head, JVM205 Combo and Carvin 4x12 if I ever need real amps

Wireless:
Carvin Wireless monitor with Alien Ears in-ear monitors
Line6 Wireless guitar system


 

Current and/or previous bands:
Currently also playing with EA4. Played in Berlin, a cover band in Aberdeen,Scotland, then Katch 22, a college rock band playing all original material, supporting soem national acts at local gigs. Moved to Houstion in 1993 and formed Bionic Appendage, a classic rock cover band, with some workmates.

How/why you got into music:
Picked up a guitar when I was around 15 and started learning every Bon Scott era AC/DC song by ear. Then started migrating to Michael Schenker of UFO then onto Van Halen. Music has always been a huge part of my life since then. I have a very varied taste, but my roots are in guitar driven rock. Being in a band is very like being in a sports team and easily as rewarding especially when you enjoy teh company of your bandmates.

If you want to buy the band a drink, please buy me:
I'll take a porter, stout or any dark beer (no IPA's!) with a 12 year old Dalmore Scotch chaser.

 

Personal Statement:
You can never have too many guitars!

 
 
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