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Mark Abrahams Biography

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Mark Abrahams is a name that resonates throughout the music industry, a virtuoso of the guitar whose skill and passion have left an indelible mark on the world of rock and blues. With an assertive tone that captivates audiences, he has created a musical legacy that spans decades. Mark is best known for his association with the iconic rock band Wishbone Ash.

 

Born and raised in the heart of Yorkshire, England, Mark's journey as a musician began at a young age. Inspired by the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton and Wishbone Ash he developed a deep passion for the guitar and embarked on a lifelong mission to master this instrument. With a natural flair for melodic phrasing and intricate solos, Mark quickly gained recognition as a virtuoso guitarist.

 

Influenced by various music genres such as blues, rock, and folk, Mark's unique style seamlessly blends these elements, creating a captivating fusion of sounds. His ability to evoke strong emotions through the strings of his guitar is truly something to behold. Each note and riff he plays carries a depth and sophistication that sets him apart from his contemporaries.

 

Mark's musical journey took a significant turn when he joined the iconic British rock band, Wishbone Ash in 2017 as their lead guitarist. Carrying on the legacy of the band's founding members, he brought fresh energy and remarkable skill to their sound. His contributions helped maintain the band's distinctive fusion of blues, folk, and progressive rock as well as the bands signature twin guitar harmonies, earning him a dedicated fan base around the world.

Mark Abrahams Remote Session Guitarist
Mark Abrahams Session Guitarist on stage with Wishbone Ash playing a Gibson Les Paul
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Beyond his contributions to Wishbone Ash, Mark remains an active musician in his own right. He has collaborated with numerous renowned artists both on stage and as a session guitarist, collaborating with a wide range of artists and infusing their music with his unique style. His versatility and ability to adapt to various genres have made him a highly sought-after musician, earning him respect and admiration from his peers.

 

Mark Abrahams is a true icon in the realm of rock music, whose technical prowess, melodic sensibility, and unyielding dedication have left an indelible mark. His contributions to Wishbone Ash and his solo ventures continue to captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying his status as one of the greatest rock blues guitarists of our time.

As of 2023 Mark has appeared on 5 albums with Wishbone Ash.

  • Roadworks 5 - Live in Sacramento,

  • Roadworks 6 - Live in Japan

  • Coat of Arms 

  • California to Kawasaki

  • Live Dates Live

Mark cites mainly blues guitar players as his influences, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Robert Cray, Peter Green and Eric Clapton to name a few, as well as Paul Kossoff, Mark Knopfler and of course, Wishbone Ash.

You can hire Mark Abrahams as an Online Session Guitarist to record and supply guitar tracks for your music.

 

Mark Abrahams uses and endorses products by:

Gibson, Tokai, Fender, PRS, Yamaha, Taylor and Elvidge Custom Guitars.

Kemper, Orange, Fender and Engl Amplifiers.

 

Nemphasis, Analog Man, Friedman, Ibanez, Carl Martin, Xotic, Boss, Ernie Ball, TC Electronic and Custom Audio Electronics effects pedals.

 

D’addario Guitar Strings

Mark Abrahams playing a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar with Wishbone Ash
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