Mark Stuart started playing the guitar in 1980.
Around the age of 12, after a few years of Folk and then Classical playing, he discovered the Electric guitar, Blues and Jimi Hendrix!
Mark began teaching guitar shortly before leaving school - in 1991 – and has been a very successful professional tutor (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele) ever since.
Upon leaving school he also joined a hard working British Blues band, playing extensively around the U.K. and Europe for a couple of years. This gave him some invaluable early professional playing experience and he found himself playing alongside an array of older, more experienced musicians ( Zoot Money, Dick Heckstall-Smith, John Etheridge and Georgie Fame amongst others… ).
Since then Mark has played with countless bands and musicians of all styles, either as session musician or part of a regular band line up. As a young guitarist he had the privilege of working in the studio with the late Gus Dudgeon ( record producer – David Bowie, Elton John, XTC, The Beach Boys, Chris Rea, Fairport Convention etc etc ) and the recording studio remains one of his favourite habitats!
In 2001 Mark formed HOMEBREW with Louisiana vocalist / frontman Nolan Wiltz ( to be later joined by guitarist Mark Robinson ) and the band have released two albums of original acoustic blues, with another one in the pipeline...
Alongside a full time teaching schedule ( which now includes delivering Skype lessons ) and Homebrew, he currently plays in several other bands ( e.g. The Super things, The Fabulous, Wolowitz ), a couple of duos ( Voodoo Virgins, The Super things duo ) and as a solo guitarist - playing all kinds of music, either in pubs or at weddings and functions.