Mark Wood fuses pairings of powerful opposites - electric and violin, symphonic and rock - and creates a unique musical experience. With his revolutionary Viper electric violin, Wood is redefining the concept of stringed instruments for the 21st century. MARK WOOD is one of the world's premier virtuosos of the electric violin and is an Emmy award winning composer. An original member of the multi-platinum selling Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark has shared the stage with Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Steve Vai, and Roger Daltry. Mark is a driving force in the music education field. His "Electrify Your Strings!" program reaches out to thousands of students throughout the country, inspiring a new generation to embrace his unique sound and pursue careers in music. THE VIPER electric violin, Wood's patented creation, gives him his signature sound. Mark plays a 7-string fretted Viper, which has a 6-plus octave range. The Viper combines the texture and sensuality of a violin, viola, and cello with the impact and punch of an electric guitar and keyboards all in one instrument. LAURA KAYE is a versatile rock and roll chanteuse with a lyricism and musicality all her own. She has worked with James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, and others. Among her credits, she sang on the Emmy-nominated "Dare to Dream," composed by Mark Wood, which was featured by CBS Television during the opening ceremonies of one of their Winter Olympics broadcasts.
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