Aethellis / Members

Geoff Holdridge

Violinist Vocalist
Geoff Holdridge also performs in one of Todd's many other bands, Outta Scope, one of the hottest jazz-rock bands in the Washington D.C. area. Todd invited Geoff to blend in with the Aethellian flavor. His musical background and abilities are impeccable!

Todd Van Gelder

Drummer Vocalist
Todd Van Gelder studied at the Berklee College of Music and currently performs drums and vocals in Outta Scope, one of the hottest jazz-rock bands in the Washington D.C. area. He and Erik Marks met while both were members of The Dart Club band and Erik invited him to perform with Aethellis in the wake of Mike Harrington's departure.

Joseph Dwyer

Joseph Dwyer performs with the band when available and contributed his soloing talents to the new album Northumbria. He is otherwise occupied as a pilot for Delta Airlines, saxophone instructor and owner/director/writer/editor of Flyboy Film Productions.

Erik Marks

Bassist Songwriter Vocalist
Erik Marks attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he studied classical upright bass and trumpet in the early '80s. He also built the studio where Aethellis often rehearses and added such amenities as a vintage 1950s Coke machine. He has performed blues in Memphis, TN and played rock and funk in the Greater Baltimore area with Logos Affinity, Georgie Jessup, The Jaded Saints, The Forever Valentines and Global Warming among others. Erik currently also performs with The 8 Balls and Twelve Bars On Monday.

Mark Van Natta

Guitarist Songwriter Vocalist
Mark Van Natta performed with Baltimore legend Tim Fields for several years and later studied at Peabody and Berklee. He is the founder of Affinity Music Library , providing stock and custom music for media clients. He is also a veteran of several bands in the Greater Baltimore area including Tailwynde, Sabre and Logos Affinity.

Ellsworth Hall

Guitarist Keyboardist Songwriter Vocalist
Ellsworth Hall is classically trained on piano and has performed solo in California, New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He has performed in several bands including Tailwynde, Sabre, Logos Affinity, Urban Nomads, Dolly-Dagger and most recently Twelve Bars On Monday. Ellsworth also creates custom music and sound effects for multimedia, film and video projects.
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