Mark Birch

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Not to be confused with Mark Birch (footballer).
Mark Birch
Born Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Electric guitar, vocals
Years active 1990s–present
Associated acts Wishbone Ash

Mark Birch is an English guitarist, best known for his work with rock band Wishbone Ash.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Birch spent much of his musical career gigging in the West Midlands, including playing in bands with Neville MacDonald of Skin. In the late 1990s, bandmate Bob Skeat recommended Birch to Andy Powell when a guitarist vacancy appeared. Birch joined Wishbone Ash in 1997, performing on the Trance Visionary, Psychic Terrorism, and Bare Bones[2] albums. He toured extensively with the band, performing lead vocals on songs such as Persephone and Phoenix, before leaving in 2001.[1]

Post-Wishbone Ash[edit]

In 2001, Birch left Wishbone Ash to follow a career in web design.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Mark Birch". Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash. 2008. Archived from the original on 6 June 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wishbone Ash: Live – 30th Anniversary Concert (2000)". New York Times. 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2008.