Aethellis

Melodic Revolution Records recording artist

CURRENT MEMBERS
Mark Van Natta on guitar Mark Van Natta (guitar, vocals) performed with Baltimore legend Tim Fields for several years and later studied at Peabody and Berklee. He is the founder of Affinity Music Library , providing stock and custom music for media clients. He is also a veteran of several bands in the Greater Baltimore area including Tailwind, Sabre and Logos Affinity.
Ellsworth on keyboards Ellsworth Hall (keyboards, vocals) is classically trained on piano and has performed solo in California, New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He has performed in several bands including Tailwynde, Sabre, Logos Affinity, Urban Nomads, Dolly-Dagger and most recently Twelve Bars On Monday. Ellsworth also creates custom music and sound effects for multimedia, film and video projects. For samples go to www.ellsounds.com
Erik Marks on bass Erik Marks (bass, vocals) attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he studied classical upright bass and trumpet in the early '80s. He also built the studio where Aethellis often rehearses and added such amenities as a vintage 1950s Coke machine. He has performed blues in Memphis, TN and played rock and funk in the Greater Baltimore area with Logos Affinity, Georgie Jessup, The Jaded Saints, The Forever Valentines and Global Warming among others. Erik currently also performs with The 8 Balls  and Twelve Bars On Monday.
Mike Harrington on drums Mike Harrington (drums, vocals) was invited by Mark Van Natta to the "take the throne" in Fall 2004. Mike has been a long-time musical associate of Mark's since the early 1970s, performing with local Baltimore legend Tim Fields. He very much enjoys playing in 15/8 meter and performs with various other bands such as Aveos and Singular Confusion (along with son Connor).
Joe Dwyer with Aethellis Joseph Dwyer (saxophone) performs with the band when available and contributed his soloing talents to the new album Northumbria. He is otherwise occupied as a pilot for Delta Airlines, saxophone instructor and owner/director/writer/editor of Flyboy Film Productions.
ALUMNI
Chris Marks on guitar Chris Marks (guitar, vocals) is a classically trained virtuoso guitarist and veteran of many Baltimore / D.C. bands including Cosmic Structure, Semolina Rice Band, The Kid Band, Logos Affinity, Hot Type, Chemical Man, The Source, and Dolly Dagger. He currently performs with Global Warming and 2nd Sole.
Jim Reid on drums
Jim Reid (drums) is a veteran of many Baltimore bands including Logos which  he co-founded with Chris and Erik  Marks in 1982. Jim shared the throne with Gerrit Marks at one of the earliest Aethellis gigs and performed again with the band several years later.
Gerrit Marks on percussion Gerrit Marks (drums, percussion, vocals) hails from the musically talented Marks family which includes Chris and Erik. Gerrit has performed with many a band including Hot Type and Global Warming. He has performed on drums and percussion with Aethellis. The vibraslap is one of his favorite instruments.
Joel App on drums Joel App (drums, vocals) was a member of the Wammy Award-winning band Ruthie and the Wranglers. Joel was Aethellis' very first drummer and later subbed for Mike Harrington in 2005.

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