Mark Wingfield

Mark is one of the most original and distinctive electric guitarists today. His improvising is always compelling, continually inventive and melodically uplifting. His guitar playing is steeped in the language of jazz, with influences such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek as well as rock players such as Jimi Hendrix.

Other often eclectic influences such as Indian, Japanese and African music also feature strongly in Mark’s playing. These influences are fused with jazz and western classical music, and seamlessly integrated into a unique and highly distinctive musical voice. On his CD Fallen Cities, he collaborated with Lebanese singer Samia Afra, and continued his interest in non-western forms, working and performing with Turkish musicians such as Gökhan Özyavuz in Istanbul as well as Zambian musician KT Lumpa.

Mark’s interest in music technology came to the fore when he was asked to join ResRocket, a band made upof respected musicians from around the world who, using ground breaking software, played together live over the internet. As a core member of ResRocket Mark played with such lumaniries as Peter Gabriel, Tricky, Matt Black, Dave Stewart, and Todd Rundgren. As well as recording an album, the band toured playing London, Paris, LA, Oslo and elsewhere. During concerts some of the members were on stage while others played live over the internet projected on giant screens on stage. Almost every aspect of this band was a “world first”, truly ground breaking on every level.

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Downbeat * * * * ½ ”The sound of this music is bigger than its component parts... Wingfield’s guitar as a piercing, darting, spectral sound full of artful glissandi... heat and light, airiness and cool breezes, tight orchestration and ethereal openness, the guitarist seemingly winging it but really guiding the song’s intricate contours... this isn’t a guitar showcase but rather the more difficult achievement of a group creation, full of life from a generous spirit” Downbeat

”Wingfield possesses the goods to be a world-beater... sparking vivid notions that the guitar is an extension of his soul...

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Mark Wingfield has been acknowledged by countless music critics, on both sides of the atlantic, as one of the world’s foremost guitarists. In 2014 he joined the famed MoonJune Records alongside the legendary Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin and John Etheridge. Dark Energy Music is proud to facilitate Mark’s teaching practice offering pre-recorded video lessons and one-on-one Skype tuition. He teaches via Skype, contact him on his website to arrange a lesson: http://www.markwingfield.com/teaching/

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Discography

Tor & Vale

Tor & Vale

MoonJune Records
2019

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Tales From The Dreaming City

Tales From The...

MoonJune Records
2018

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Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

Wingfield Reuter...

MoonJune Records
2017

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Lighthouse

Lighthouse

MoonJune Records
2017

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Proof of Light

Proof of Light

MoonJune Records
2015

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Cinema Obscura

Cinema Obscura

Dark Energy Music
2012

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Way To Etretat

Way To Etretat

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Proof of Light

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