Tweedtone
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Band to Join, Keyboard, Piano, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

As a well-established band of mine winds up a 15-year run, I’m open to new projects…what’cha got? Ideal situation would be playing guitar with a male or female singer-songwriter as part of a working band that mixes originals with covers as needed and desired, with said covers given new life through rearrangement and reinterpretation. I’d be equally satisfied either being simply a sideman or with a more active role as musical director/bandleader. In addition to the requisite personal gear (a varied selection of Telecaster-shaped objects, pedals out the wazoo, and a bevy of Fender brand amplification products), I have PA suitable for most local gigging (QSC, Mackie) needs that doubles as a 16-track mobile recording rig, mixing in Logic Pro.
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Here’s a 30-minute video shot a couple of years ago at Skipper’s Smokehouse for WMNF’s Rockabilly Ruckus, performing a tribute to Loretta Lynn with the Sara Rose Band:
https://youtu.be/1K8VvQaNYUU

Performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall at the Largo Cultural Center for a WMNF benefit show; I’m the guitar player on the left:
http://vodkanauts.com/TheWall/
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Following several years of classical piano lessons during childhood and inspired to no small degree by KISS posters and Ritchie Blackmore performance footage, Clearwater, Florida native Mark Warren opted to pursue electric guitar. The requisite years of unlistenable garage bands ensued which led to involvement in Tampa Bay’s original music scene during its late-’80s/mid-90s golden age. Mark’s notable original bands during this time included Mod-L Citizen (late ’80s/early ‘90s), Leonard Croon Band (mid/late ‘90s), and Barely Pink (late ‘90s/early ‘00s, the latter quartet releasing three albums and an EP on Not Lame Recordings (US) and JVC/Victor (Japan).
Concurrently, Mark found regular gigging opportunities playing cover tunes throughout the area with a number of well-regarded area combos in a variety of musical genres spanning classic country to AOR rock to the Great American Songbook in locations ranging from intimate clubs to large capacity venues such as Jannus Landing and even Raymond James Stadium. This egalitarian approach to providing top-tier musical entertainment yielded the kind of real-world musical education not found in a classroom or textbook. A six-year stint as a manager at a long-running live music venue in Tampa Bay (Skipper’s Smokehouse, opened 1980) afforded Mark hands-on experience with the “business” part of the “music business”.
As a bandleader and guitarist, Mark has performed at dozens of concerts for WMNF 88.5 Community Radio, honoring artists such as David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in its entirety at five separate events), Pink Floyd (The Wall, four times), The Who (Tommy), Eric Clapton (Side One of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs), The Beatles (Side Four of The White Album), Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, KISS, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Gram Parsons, The Clash, The Cure, and assorted artists on the Motown roster.
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BAND PROJECTS
• as guitarist, bandleader, and arranger
Sara Rose Band - classic country, 2012-current
Vodkanauts - variety, 2002-current
• as guitarist
Sarge and the Aeromen - rockabilly, 2006 - current
Barely Pink - power pop, 1999 - current
Leonard Croon Band - roots rock, 1995-1999
Joybuzzer - alternative rock, 1993-1995
Mod-L Citizen - funk/rock, 1989-1993
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THEATER
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - guitar - Jobsite Theater - summer 2018 (scheduled)
The Threepenny Opera - guitar/banjo/steel guitar - Jobsite Theater - fall 2017
Lizzie The Musical - guitar - Jobsite Theater - fall 2016
Return To The Forbidden Planet - guitar, Theremin, FX - Jobsite Theater - summer 2014
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AWARDS
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2014 - Jobsite Theater, “Best Theater Rockers”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2014 - Jobsite Theater, “Best Local Theater Production”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2014 - Jobsite Theater, “Best Musical”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2014 - Vodkanauts “Best Local Cover Band”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2013 - Vodkanauts “Best Scene Staple”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2006 - Vodkanauts perform Tommy, “Best Musical Achievement”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2002 - Barely Pink “Best Dressed Band”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 2002 - Barely Pink, Abbey Road Medley “Best Tribute Performance”
Creative Loafing Best Of The Bay 1996 - Leonard Croon Band “Best Local CD”

Screen name:
Tweedtone
Member since:
Jun 29 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Danny Gatton, Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Jim Campilongo, Robben Ford, John Scofield, Steve Cropper, Todd Rundgren, Rick Nielsen, Alex Lifeson, David Gilmour

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Telecasters and Telecaster-types through various sizes of Fender amplifiers, FX pedalboard as needed.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Performing in the BLues Kitchen (the restaurant), 10pm to 1am.

Playing our power lounge for the clothing optional crowd.

Performing Side Two of Abbey Road inbetween screenings of A Hard Day's Night at the Beach Theatre on St. Pete Beach, FL. Truly a fab thing.