Marc Mittag

Marc Mittag

BandJazzAcoustic

Marc recently headlined with the legendary Headhunters (Herbie Hancock's band) as part of the Australian "Marc Mittag and the Headhunters" tour. A guitar innovator and composer, Marc has a unique style. "Marc is one of the most soulful guitarists I've ever played with," Mike Clark.

Biography

"Great sounds. Next time you're in town I'd love to record some of these songs with you ..." Victor Bailey (ex Bassist with Weather Report).
"Nice Tunes!" Marcus Miller (arguably the world’s leading modern jazz composer and bass entrepreneur.)
A sought-after session musician in Europe and Australia, Marc recently recorded his first jazz album under his own name. The album, titled The Interview, was recorded in New York with acclaimed drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock and the Head Hunters etc), Charles Fambrough (Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner etc) and Eric Udel (The Blues Brothers, Ray Charles etc) on bass. Marc recently headlined with Mike’s legendary band, The Headhunters on a tour through Australia in October 2008.
Marc has impressive technique but more importantly plays with soul. Marc paid his dues playing around
Sydney before heading off to Europe to write and perform with artists as diverse as Standing On Shoulders and The Miller Big Band and has produced music in various genres for film and television for companies in the US, Ireland, Australia and France
Some of his successes include his role as co-writer and guitarist for original alternate pop band, Standing on Shoulders (formerly Skinful (www.skinful.com.au) (www.myspace.com/skinful) Marc co-wrote the Irish Top 40 charting hit Finding Myself and has received airplay in Ireland, Finland, Germany and Television airplay in Australia.
Marc’s playing style draws from artists such as John Scofield, Wayne Krantz and Jim Hall, but finds his place as a unique artist with his almost story telling approach.

Lyrics

The Hatch

Written By: Marc Mittag

Instrumental

Manerisms

Written By: Marc Mittag

Instrumental

The Hatch

Written By: Marc Mittag

Instrumental

The Good Fruit

Written By: Marc Mittag

Instrumental

Thirroul

Written By: Marc Mittag

Instrumental

Discography

Recorded debut album with jazz legends Mike Clark (HeadHunters), Charles Fambrough (Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner) and Eric Udel (Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers). Also about to release a live recording of 'Marc Mittag and the Headhunters' from the recent Australian tour in October 2008.
Guitarist and composer on Skinful's Reality TV album which featured Top 40 (number 26) tune, Finding Myself.

Set List

Original jazz and groove tunes
3 x 40 minute sets