Paul Gilbert Masterclass

Posted by Dave Marks | 4 May 2017

Wow. That was a blast – one of my favourite guitar players comes to town for a masterclass and I get the call to add some low end. The answer is yes. 15-year old me would be very impressed with 38-year old me….


Posted by Dave Marks | 6 March 2017

Wow. That was a hell of a weekend. Amidst hundreds of players slapping thousands of strings, there was incredible gear, awesome main stage performances and a whole host of fantastic masterclasses, both in the show masterclass room and in the Scott’s Bass Lessons room. The backstage hang was like a... View Article

Outrage against the machine 

Posted by Dave Marks | 25 February 2017

So this weekend I’m out in the UK depping with my buddy’s band giving it some extreme Rage Against The Machine vibes. It is IMMENSE fun and requires at least 3 drive pedals. AT LEAST.

NAMM 2017

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 January 2017

It’s day three at NAMM and things are in full swing. And by full swing, I mean THERE’S AMAZING GEAR EVERYWHERE. But man alive, it’s loud. I’ve spent the last few days hanging with my friends at EBS, I’ve caught up with the guys at Elixir and I’ve been checking... View Article

Simon Mc Bride Band Tour: December 2016

Posted by Dave Marks | 18 January 2017

Throughout December 2017 I embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe with Irish guitar legend Simon McBride – the trio was rounded out with Marty McCloskey on drums. Every night we played a set that included Simon’s original tunes, a tribute to Hendrix and a mashup of SRV’s Mary had... View Article

Belfast Bullfighters

Posted by Dave Marks | 18 January 2017

The Belfast Bullfighters website has just gone live! Belfast Bullfighters is a project I’ve been crafting for the last four years and features a stellar line-up of musicians including Darragh Murphy (Pipes & whistles), Donal OConnor (Fiddle), Guthrie Govan (Guitar), Darby Todd (Drums) Matt McGinn (vocals) and many more…  

This week’s adventure: Amy MacDonald

Posted by Dave Marks | 7 July 2016

My good friend and amazing keyboardist Shannon Harris has called me in for a quick bass dep with Amy MacDonald in Geneva. I LOVE Switzerland and I love the challenge of learning an entire set of songs (with bvs) which I have to have totally ready to drop in as... View Article

Adventures in Zimmerland!

Posted by Dave Marks | 10 June 2016

Adventures in Zimmerland Wow. My head is still kind of spinning. May was looking like a fun month – some RPJ band gigs, a live broadcast and a few club dates with Simon McBride – a few sessions, some mixing – all the usual stuff. My phone rang on a... View Article

Back To My Roots – Funking hard with Odyssey!

Posted by Dave Marks | 29 April 2016

Here’s a great little video from a gig I did with Odyssey at Cafe de Paris in London. The band was killing – the core band featured Alex Toff on drums, Shannon Harris on percussion, Owen Parker on keys and Jo Webb on guitar. The night featured a great range of artists... View Article

Harmless Funk new website launches!

Posted by Dave Marks | 29 April 2016

Harmless funk have a new website! We’ve just released a batch of new videos from our 2015 sessions and a little EPK here should give you a taste of what you can expect. Visit for more!