|Name Gary Marx|
Years active 1976–present
|Instruments Vocals, guitar|
Also known as Gary Mark
|Occupation(s) Musiciansongwriterrecord producer|
Associated acts Naked VoicesThe Sisters of MercyGhost Dance
Music groups The Sisters of Mercy (1977 – 1985), Ghost Dance (1985 – 1990)
Genres Post-punk, Gothic rock, Hard rock, Post-punk revival
Record labels Merciful Release, Chrysalis Records
Albums Pretty Black Dots, First and Last and Always, Some Boys Wander By Mistake, The Reptile House EP, Nineteen Ninety Five and Now
Similar Andrew Eldritch, Craig Adams, Wayne Hussey, Anne‑Marie Hurst, Patricia Morrison
Birth name Mark Frederick Pearman
Naked Voices - Be A Man (1979 Demo) Gary Marx pre Sisters of Mercy
Gary Marx (born Mark Frederick Pearman) (born June 18, 1958) is a founding member of British rock band The Sisters of Mercy and its lead-guitarist and songwriter from 1979 to 1985.
- Naked Voices Be A Man 1979 Demo Gary Marx pre Sisters of Mercy
- Gary Marx Default
He left the band in 1985 to form Ghost Dance, which included ex-Skeletal Family vocalist Anne-Marie Hurst. They released two albums and embarked on a number of extensive tours enjoying relative success. However, record-company politics and inconsistency in personnel left the outfit reeling and they had disbanded by the end of 1989.
From 1997 to 2005 he worked as a teacher at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He subsequently released material as an independent artist through his own website and set up an archive for his previous band, Ghost Dance.
In 2003 Marx released his first solo record, Pretty black dots, in a singer-songwriter style.
In 2007 he released the Nineteen Ninety Five and Nowhere album, with material originally written by him in 1995 for The Sisters of Mercy, at the invitation of Andrew Eldritch.