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Mark Simpson

What can we say about founding member Mark? Songwriter, blistering guitar player and maniac. An original voice in a sea of clones.

Despite having Asperger’s Syndrome, Mark is a superb guitarist of over 30 years playing with killer rhythm chops and screaming lead guitar. As a song writer Mark has composed the majority of Shameful Behaviour’s original material to date. Influenced by so many, but definitely Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, Clapton, Randy Rhodes, Ted Nugent and Ritchie Blackmore.

Mark currently uses:
Marshall JCM800 amplifiers and speaker cabs loaded with Celestion G12 75's or vintage 30's. All guitars are fitted with Rotosound Strings either 10-46’s or a special set of 13-54’s.

Favoured guitars  are Gibson Les Pauls and Vintage V100’s (fitted with Axesrus Knee Jerk pickups)

Picks are Intune custom Guitar picks heavy celluloid mother of pearl.
DiMarzio cliplock Guitar Straps
Mark uses Dunlop, MXR and boss FX

Proud to endorse Axesrus pickups

Bass Player

Stuart is a solid dependable rhythm machine and is the engine room of the band.

Stuart, for the past decade, has provided rock solid beats for local Medway bands Rockin' Republik and Black Diamond. He cites his influences as John Bonham, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell and Ginger Baker.

Stuart plays Pearl drums and hardware with Zildjian and Sabian cymbals and Remo heads.

is a 3-piece rock band formed back in 2004 by Mark Simpson as a vehicle for his song writing.

With songs that tell a story and have meaning with face-melting lead guitar, just as it should be and hasn't been for a long time, Shameful Behaviour are a force to be reckoned with. Primarily an original music band, Shameful Behaviour are not averse to playing the occasional classic cover song from the bands that have influenced them.

In its time the band has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such names as Carmine Appice, Vinnie Moore (UFO), Doug Scarratt (Saxon), and the incredible Michael Angelo Batio. The band has also made appearances at Dean guitars DOA UK events in 2009 and 2010.

The band takes inspiration from such bands and artists as -

Black Sabbath, UFO, Gary Moore circa 1980s, Rory Gallagher, Kiss, W.A.S.P. Judas Priest, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhodes, and many, many more!

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