As an electric violinist, Mark
Wood is a highly acclaimed international recording artist who has
released six CDs of his highly original music, showcasing his unique approach
to the electric violin playing on his own line of patented instruments; he has
toured and recorded with many of the industry's most prominent performers.
In addition to
touring with Celine Dion, where he was featured on a duet with her on the song
"To Love You More," Mark was also string arranger on two of her records. He was
the featured violinist in Billy Joel's video "All About Soul," appeared on "MTV
Unplugged" with Lenny Kravitz, and has performed with Everclear in a live
special for New York radio station WPLJ-FM.
Marks first release
on Guitar Recordings featuring Dave Lewitt on drums, Gerald Veasley on bass,
Laura Kaye and members of New Voices of Freedom on vocals.
Time Magazine calls this record "Funk metal violin at its best!"
Marks second release on Guitar Recordings, featuring Dave
Lewitt on drums and Tom Kaz on bass and vocals. A dark hard rock journey - Rage
Against the Machine meets King Crimson. Contains a
great cover version of "Red" by King Crimson.
Guts, Grace and
60 minutes of dramatic orchestral and rock music composed by
Mark Wood for the 1992 Winter Olympics, with performances by Andy Timmons of
Danger Danger, Dave Lewitt and Tom Kaz from Mark's band, and a full 60-piece
These Are a Few of My Favorite
This is a compilation of the best of his hard-rock violin
catalogue, with highlights including previously unreleased material such as a
new hip version of Eleanor Rigby and a smoking rendition of Jimi
Hendrix Purple Haze.
Mark collaborated with
singer/songwriter Laura Kaye to create a powerful and dramatic mixture of rock,
world beat and orchestral music. Musicians include several members of Celine
Dions band, with whom Mark toured, and much of the CD was recorded at
Celines private studio in Canada.
Portrait of an Artist
Features lushly melodic and
hauntingly beautiful modern classical compositions for double-string quartet,
percussion, and voice and was inspired by the paintings of his father, abstract
painter Paul Wood.
Shake Off the Gravity
Mark Produced and performed on
Shake Off the Gravity, Laura Kayes solo CD.
The Viper is in a
league of its own and is like no other instrument in the electric violin
The Viper is the most revolutionary and innovative electric
violin ever offered to the modern violinist (and guitarist)!
features a patented chest support system, which enables the player to play
without using a shoulder pad or chin rest, offering unparalleled freedom of
movement and comfort. The best way to describe
this is that the Viper essentially "floats"
on your body.
In early 2008, Mark was elected to the
board of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), where he will have
the opportunity to affect the future of progressive string education in the USA
on a truly grand scale. And as educators across the country are quickly
catching on to the importance of incorporating alternative teaching methods
into their curriculum, Marks Electrify Your Strings
series of music education programs have become enormously successful and in
really captured the medias attention and has been featured on several
national broadcasts of CBS Evening News, along with segments on ABC-TV, NBC-TV,
CNN, and many others. EYS has been brought to over 100 schools in the US,
including the Berklee School of Music, The Juilliard School, Oneonta
University, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and many others. In addition,
along with such formidable colleagues as Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarnari
String Quartet, Isaac Stern, and Yo Yo Ma, he is an instructor of a special
course at the annual Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camps held in Nashville and San