Mark Wood – Voodoo Violince (1991)

FrontCover1Recording artist, performer, producer, inventor, Emmy-winning composer and music education advocate Mark Wood has spent the past four decades electrifying the orchestra industry – literally. Dubbed “The Les Paul of The Violin World” by PBS, the Juilliard-trained violinist (he attended on full scholarship) is the inventor of the Viper electric violin. Wood rose to fame as string master and founding member of the internationally acclaimed Trans Siberian Orchestra. A successful solo artist and published author, Wood’s absolute passion is music education. His innovative program Electrify Your Strings (EYS) – now in its 10th year – is an intensive rock and roll workshop for school music education departments that boosts student self-esteem and motivation and helps raise money for music education. In addition to EYS, Wood and his family run the annual Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, The Mark Wood Music Foundation (a 501-C3 dedicated to providing music scholarships), and Wood Violins, the premier manufacturer of electric orchestra string instruments worldwide. Wood holds the patent for the first-ever self-supporting violin, writes and records original music for film and television, has released six solo albums, regularly tours with world-known recording artists such as Billy Joel, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz and Celine Dion, and tours with his band The Mark Wood Experience which features his wife, vocalist Laura Kaye, and their son Elijah on drums.

And this is how the very special Mark Wood project starts … including a great version of “I Wanna Take You Higher” … enjoy this wizard on the violin !

Dave Lewitt (drums, percussion)
Mark Wood (violin, keyboards)
Gerald Veasley (bass)
Suze Albright (background vocals)
Eric Freelander (strings)
George Green (vocals)
Laura Kaye (vocals)
Gregor Kitzis (strings)
Sylvestor Anthony Lewis III (vocals)
Liz Lim (strings)
Rozz Morehead (background vocals)
Barbara Murray (background vocals)
Denise Rude (strings)
Lynette Washington (background vocals)

01. Monkeybats (Wood) 3.55
02. I Want to Take You Higher/Stand (Stewart) 3.50
03. Voodoo Violince (Wood) 5.08
04. Right-Engl-Boogie (Wood)  3.28
05. The Howling (Wood) 3.17
06.  Kobiyashi Mahru (Wood) 2.07
07. Sledgehammer Hop (Wood) 4.44
08. Slip’n Anna Slid’n (Wood) 3.29
09. Roadwork (Wood) 5.09
10. Passion Principle (Wood) 4.44