Aethellis thrills listeners with its blend of catchy melodies, soaring vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental performances. It is vintage, yet modern, yet original progressive rock combining the soaring majesty of classic symphonic rock with a contemporary rhythmic feel in addition to funky guitar, pyrotechnical bass and drums.
The band has released two albums, the eponymously titled Aethell ... read more
Todd Van Gelder
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 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 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.