Mark Garthwait


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Lead guitarist versed in rock, metal, progressive, funk, country, r & b, blues. Pro chops, gear, attitude. 30 years experience in original and cover acts. Dynamic live performance, demo and album recording, session work, commercial jingle writing and production.
Past bands: Undermind, Step Back, Hooked, The Shakes, Drama. Winner CT Live Music Musicians Spotlight March 2008. Lead guitarist for;
Rock of Ages: Warner Theater Torrington, CT February 2016. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts Rhinebeck, NY(Castaway Players) May 14, 2016, Squarefoot Theater Wallingford, CT January 2017, Thomaston Opera House Thomaston, CT (Phoenix Theater Co) June 2017
Northwest Idol house band: Warner Theater Torrington, CT 2016/2017
The Who's Tommy: Warner Theater Torrington, CT February 2017
The Return of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts Rhinebeck, NYCastaway Players) March 2017
The Beatles Experience: Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts Rhinebeck, NY(Castaway Players) May 2017
Ziggy Stardust 45th Anniversary Celebration : Colony Woodstock, NY (Castaway Players) March 2017

Current lead guitarist for the band Isle of Lucy.
Available for studio sessions, lessons, sub gigs and pro level projects.
MP3's below are a collection of solos (some live, some over backing tracks, some with various bands), two original songs and a commercial jingle.

Screen name:
Mark Garthwait
Member since:
Sep 18 2007
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


All the musicians I've been in bands with, jammed with, written songs and discussed music with.

Instrument experience:

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Guitars: PRS, Gibson, G & L, Fender, ESP, Ibanez, custom

Amps: Egnater Rebel 30, Fender Deluxe, Peavey 5150 half stack
Effects: Keeley, Suhr, MXR, Line 6, Electro Harmonix, Boss, Rocktron, Voodoo Lab, Pedaltrain, Nady