Gary Marx

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Gary Marx
Birth name Mark Frederick Pearman[1]
Also known as Gary Mark
Genres Post-punk
Gothic rock
Hard rock
Post-punk revival
Occupation(s) Musician
Record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1976–present
Labels Merciful Release
Karbon Records
Chrysalis Records
Associated acts Naked Voices
The Sisters of Mercy
Ghost Dance

Gary Marx (born Mark Frederick Pearman) is a founding member of British rock band The Sisters of Mercy and its lead-guitarist and songwriter from 1979 to 1985.

He left the band in 1985 to form Ghost Dance, which included ex-Skeletal Family vocalist Anne-Marie Hurst. They released two albums and embarked on a number of extensive tours enjoying relative success. However, record-company politics and inconsistency in personnel left the outfit reeling and they had disbanded by the end of 1989.

From 1997 to 2005 he worked as a teacher at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He subsequently released material as an independent artist through his own website and set up an archive for his previous band, Ghost Dance.

In 2003 Marx released his first solo record, Pretty black dots, in a singer-songwriter style.

In 2007 he released the Nineteen Ninety Five and Nowhere album, with material originally written by him in 1995 for The Sisters of Mercy, at the invitation of Andrew Eldritch. [2]



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