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MGT is pleased to confirm he will be hitting the road once again this summer with UK rockers The Wonder Stuff in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of their ‘Construction For The Modern Idiot’ album… The band will be performing this seminal album in it’s entirety along with a full set of hits, classics and rarities from the band’s extensive 37 year catalogue.

Mark previously performed live with the band on their tours in 2019 & 2022, premiering tracks from the band’s latest album ‘Better Being Lucky’, rwhich featured guitars and several compositions co written by MGT.

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The Wonder Stuff in 2022 with Mark Gemini Thwaite – photo by Laura Renton / Redtop Images


Mark is pleased to confirm he will be joining The Wonder Stuff in June 2022 as part of their ‘Never Loved Elvis’ anniversary tour in the UK.

The chart topping UK band will be performing the band’s 1991 album – which charted at No.3 in the UK charts – in its entirety plus a full set of hits, classics and oldies.

Mark previously performed live with the band on their 2019 tour, which premiered tracks from the band’s latest album ‘Better Being Lucky’, released in 2019, which featured guitars and several compositions co written by MGT.

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Following on from his special guest DJ slot at Scarlet at Artifice Las Vegas in January 2022, MGT is now also confirmed to be special guest DJ at Dallas Fetish Ball at Dallas House of Blues in Texas USA on Sat 19th February 2022, alongside headliners Rubberdoll, Dan Sperry and Cleopatra recording artist and burlesque performer Ashley Bad.

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MGT will also be special guest DJ at Submission presents Nachturnal ‘Saints & Sinners’ on 12th March 2022 alongside featured Cleopatra musical artist and burlesque performer Ashley Bad – located at The Circle Huntington Beach California

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02 November 2020: Industrial icon meets goth god on this spectacular collaboration between Chris Connelly, best known for his work alongside Al Jourgensen in both Ministry and Revolting Cocks, and Mark Gemini Thwaite, a guitarist who has played with numerous bands over the years including The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy and more! Together, the pair offer this brilliant re-working of the 1975 soul classic, originally performed by British group Ace, “How Long (has this been going on).” This heartbreaking tale of romantic betrayal packs even more of an emotional wallop than the original thanks to an outstanding Bowie-esque vocal performance from Connelly and Thwaite’s subtle yet superbly effective guitar work and beats. 

“The duo infuse the soul classic with their own brand of darkly electrified rock, with the exchanges between Thwaite’s gritty & powerful guitar and Connelly’s emotive Bowie-esque croon making for a dynamic rendition” (ReGen Magazine)

MGT shares this about the genesis of the collaboration: “When Cleopatra approached me back in April to come up with a darkwave inspired cover of this 70’s soul classic, I was certainly ready to meet the challenge. I’ve always been a fan of Chris Connolly’s work with Revolting Cocks, Ministry & Damage Manual – we’d already collaborated together on a song for Primitive Race a couple of years ago – so this has given us a chance to reconnect in the studio once again. He’s done a fantastic job!”
Meanwhile, Connelly shares the enthusiasm, saying “I have really enjoyed working with and getting to know Mark. His musical sensibility is so in tune with mine, his approach is exciting to me, so when he approached me about singing the 1974 Ace classic, it was an immediate resounding YES! I love the song, I love the harmonies and I love the challenge of approaching it with Mark’s exquisite musical intuition. I hope you love it as much as me!”

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Press inquiries:  Glass Onyon PR Billy James PH: 828-350-8158

Track List:

  1. How Long
  2. Covert

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Update from MarkGT: “Pleased to confirm I have donated my used GHS Strings strings from my guitars from our recent tour to my good friends at The Guitarwrist – a not-for-profit company who create bespoke bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings from artists used guitar strings and plectrums, all hand made in the UK by Emma Hedley Jewellery. . 90% of the profits from each sale go to the Artist’s charity of choice!

“We are delighted to have Mark Gemini Thwaite onboard. Mark is supporting the charities Dogs Trust UKNKLA (No Kill Los Angeles)
 -we have his played GHS Strings from his show at @thewhiskyagogo and items of jewellery made from these online now!

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Guitarwrist MGT items 1

Guitarwrist MGT items 2 – Dogs Trust: Dogs Rehoming & Dog Adoption Charity – Initiative of Best Friends Animal Society to end the killing of dogs and cats in LA city shelters