Mark McGee began playing guitar at age 11 and began playing
live shows in major rock clubs throughout the S.F. Bay Area by the
age of 15! By the age of 21, Mark had recorded his first
Vicious Rumors album, "Digital Dictator." Mark
and VR then signed with Atlantic Records to record
3 more releases. "Welcome To The Ball" received a Bay Area Music
Award nomination for "Outstanding Metal Album" alongside the
ranks of Metallica & Tesla. With VR, Mark
toured 23 countries in nine years and made four music videos, all
of which enjoyed mild rotation on MTV's "Headbangers Ball".
Altogether Mark recorded 7 CDs with VR.
Mark established himself as one of the great guitarists of
the Metal/Rock genre and was soon sponsored by Ibanez guitars
who featured him in three Ibanez catalogues alongside artists
such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & George Benson. Shortly
after departing from VR in 1995 to pursue new musical
interests, Mark was asked to join the Alameda All Stars.
This union ultimately led to an audition with legendary Gregg
Allman with whom the All Stars had been playing for
years. Mark held the lead guitar spot with Gregg
Allman & Friends from fall 1995 to summer of 2004. In
1997, Mark recorded with Gregg on two songs for
Gregg's "Searching for Simplicity" CD and also appears on
Gregg's latest CD, "No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of
Gregg Allman." Mark has also stayed busy with various projects
including bassist Stu Hamm's, guitarist Brad Gillis',
"Guitar Farm", "Give Us Moore!" (Gary Moore Tribute) and
many others. In 1999 Mark began working with singer/songwriter
Nicole Sutton and formed their original project
Luvplanet. Luvplanet released their
CD debut in spring of 2003 and their new classic "State of Mind"
in April 2005! Mark is currently working on his first ever
To hire Mark for lessons, sessions or production services send mail to email@example.com.
Mark and Luvplanet have websites:
And facebook pages:
Electric Punishment (2013 - SPV / Steamhammer)
Razorback Killers (2011 - Steamhammer)
Vicious Rumors - The First Ten Years/Video Complitation (1996)
Crushing the World (2005) DVD
Sadistic Symphony (2001 - Massacre Records)
Tribute to Carl Albert (1996 - GTM Records)
The Voice (1994 - Headless Butcher)
Word of Mouth (1994 - Rising Sun Records)
Plug In & Hang On - Live In Tokyo (1992 - Atlantic Records Japan)
Welcome To The Ball (1991 - Atlantic Records)
Vicious Rumors (1990 - Atlantic Records)
Digital Dictator (1988 - Shrapnel Records)
Marauder (2011 - Gigatone)
D.R.E.A.M.S. (2011 - Yesterrock) Luvplanet
Luvolution (2010 - NIMA Records) Buy now!
Lucky One (2008 - NIMA Records) Buy now!
State of Mind (2005 - NIMA Records) Buy now!
Luvplanet (2003 - SSM Records) Buy now!
Outbound (2000 - Favored Nations Records)
Just Outside of Normal (2010 - CD Baby)
Eda Maxym & the Imagination Club
Circle of Sparks (2011 - CD Baby)
Song of Times (2007 - Prog Rock)
Guitar Farm (2005)
Sky High Original Soundtrack (2005 - Hollywood Records)
Gary Moore Tribute
Give Us Moore (2004 - Lion Music)
No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman (2002 - Sony)
Searching For Simplicity (1997 - Sony)
Alligator (2001 - Pony Canyon Records)
Wishes (2001 - Stork)
Adolfo Luis Lazo
El Callejon: The Alley (1999)
Propeller (1996 - West Oakland)
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