Mark Wilson (musician)
|Birth name||Mark Jeffrey Wilson|
|Origin||Geelong, Victoria, Australia|
|Instruments||Bass, piano, harmonica, backing vocals, percussion, synthesiser, sampler|
|Associated acts||The CA$inos, Jet, DamnDogs|
|Fender Precision bass guitar|
Mark Jeffrey Wilson (born August 1980) is an Australian musician, originally from Geelong. From 2002 to 2012 he was the bass guitarist of the Melbourne-based rock band, Jet. He was asked to join them by three founding members, Nic Cester, Chris Cester and Cameron Muncey, but initially refused out of loyalty to his then-current group, The CA$inos. Days later he rang up Muncey and the Cesters and agreed to join their group instead.
Wilson plays a vintage Fender Precision, in either sunburst or white, with a pick. Wilson also plays piano on some tracks ("Look What You've done", "Seventeen", "She Holds a Grudge"), and occasional percussion, samples, synthesiser and harmonica. He sometimes provides backing vocals ("Rollover DJ", "Beat on Repeat", "Times Like This") He co-wrote "Start the Show" with guitarist, Muncey. On 24 October 2007 Chris Cester and Wilson co-wrote and, under the name, The Vice Lords, produced a song, "I Spy I Spy", for the Japanese former duo, Superfly.
In 2011 Wilson and Chris Cester formed a side project, DamnDogs as a 'doom-disco' band, with Louis Macklin on keyboards (touring member of Jet), and Mitch McIvor (Cester's cousin) on guitar. On 9 August they issued a five-track extended play, Strange Behaviour. In March 2012 Jet disbanded and Wilson had left DamnDogs.
Instruments and equipment
- Takamine Acoustic Bass
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