Mark Wilson (musician)

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Mark Wilson
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Origin Geelong,[1][2] Victoria, Australia
Genres Indie, rock
Instruments Bass, piano, harmonica, backing vocals

Mark Wilson is an Australian bass guitarist, best known as part of the Melbourne-based rock band, Jet.[3][4]

He was asked to join the group in 2002 by the other three members, Nic Cester, Chris Cester and Cameron Muncey, but initially refused perhaps out of loyalty to The Ca$inos since he was that band's original bassist. Later he rang up Muncey and the Cesters and agreed to join them instead.

Wilson usually plays a vintage Fender Precision in either sunburst or white. He plays with a pick.

Wilson also plays piano (Look what you've done; Seventeen; She holds a Grudge...), percussion, samples, synthesizer and harmonica for the band. He sings some backing vocals (Rollover DJ; Beat On Repeat, Times Like This...)

He co-wrote 'Start The Show' with Guitarist Cameron Muncey.

On 24 October 2007 JET's drummer Chris Cester and Mark Wilson produced a song, under the name "The Vice Lords" for the Japanese former duo Superfly titled "I Spy I Spy". Mark and Chris wrote the music and the lyrics and were both featured in the Video,[5] playing their instruments.

As a teen, Wilson rode to the You Yangs with his friend John.

Wilson is also well known in Brunswick for his impersonation of Stephen Hawking.[citation needed]


Instruments and equipment[edit]

Electric bass[edit]

Acoustic bass[edit]

Amplifiers/heads[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "IMC - Jet". Imcmusic.net. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. ^ Ready, Jet, go! New album on the way Retrieved 25 September 2010
  3. ^ MacKenzie
  4. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Wilson, Mark entry. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 16 February 2010.