Band: Peter Murphy
Hometown: Birmingham, England
Mark Gemini Thwaite (born Mark Gemini Thwaite in Birmingham, England, on 15 June 1965) has been the guitarist for a number of British rock bands and artists over the last two decades, including The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy, New Disease, Spear of Destiny,Theatre of Hate, Mob Research (with Paul Raven of Killing Joke), and Canadian band National Velvet plus various guest appearances with Al Jourgensen, Revolting Cocks, Gary Numan, Roger Daltrey, P.J. Harvey, Alanis Morissette, Combichrist, Grand Theft Audio, and Franz Treichler of The Young Gods.
In 2012 Thwaite and Kory Clarke - the remaining members of Mob Research, reconvened three years after the release of the Holy City Zoo debut album and released the MotormouthEP on Echozone records on 18 May 2012, featuring new songs with remixes by various artists including Aesthetic Perfection and Imperative Reaction and also a new collaboration between guitarist Mark Thwaite and Franz Treichler of The Young Gods on In The Atmosphere.
In the summer of 2012, British band The March Violets released The Dandelion King (MarkGT ReMix), a new remix by Thwaite which featured on a Digital White label release withTokyo Flow. Thwaite also appeared on two songs on the new Warrior Soul album Stiff Middle Finger, released in October 2012, contributing lead guitars to Occupy and Planetary Revolution. Warrior Soul is fronted by founder member Kory Clarke, who is also vocalist for Mob Research.
During 2012, Thwaite also undertook more international touring with Peter Murphy, performing in Japan, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, China and more US dates including a performance at Club Nokia on 15 September in Los Angeles featuring a duet between Peter Murphy and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, with Thwaite on guitar.
In November 2012 Thwaite appeared on Immiment Room, the first solo album released by Erica Nocholls of UK band The Wonder Stuff, contributing guitars to I Am Me, which also included backing vocals by Wayne Hussey of Thwaite's old band The Mission