Mark Webber (guitarist)

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Mark Andrew Webber (born 14 September 1970 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire) is an English rock guitarist. He is most famous for playing in Pulp (since 1995), and appearing on all of their albums since their Mercury Music Prize winning collection Different Class. Webber was originally the president of Pulp's fan club.[1] Before joining the group Webber had assisted in the production of stage sets and acted as their tour manager.[2]

Webber's musical instruments include: Gretsch Viking Guitar; Gibson ES-345 Guitar; Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar; Gibson Firebird Guitar; Yamaha Acoustic; Fender Jazzmaster; and Rhodes Piano.[citation needed]

In 1998 Webber curated the 'Underground America' film presentation at the Barbican.[3] When Pulp went on hiatus in 2002, Webber travelled the world presenting avant garde films. Webber first met the band in 1986 while doing a fanzine called Cosmic Pig. He is a fan of the Velvet Underground and has been influenced by Andy Warhol.[4] His amplifier onstage can often be seen to bear the legend "Warhol". He is also a piano player and has played it on a few Pulp songs.

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Pulp". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Nicoll, Donna (1996). "Mark Webber Interview". Acrylic Afternoons. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Cornwell, Jane (18 October 1998). "Experiments in the art of indulgence". The Independent. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pulp - London, UK, Autumn 2000". Rockfeedback. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 


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