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Mark Beattie

Lead Guitar
Backing Vocals
Acoustic Guitar                          

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

Home Town:  
Aberdeen, Scotland

Owner of Budget Blinds of Fulshear


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

Early AC/DC
Van Halen
Steve Vai
Gary Moore


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

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

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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