Mark Everett of Eels performs in the Current studio

Mark Everett of Eels
Mark Everett of Eels (Photo courtesy the artist)
  1. Listen Mark Everett of Eels performs in The Current studios

    Apr 7, 2008

The Eels are marketed as a band but the focus is on singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett. He began playing drums and piano at age 6 and then taught himself how to play his sister's guitar.

He signed with Polydor Records and in 1992 released, "A Man Called E" (which was supported with a tour opening for Tori Amos) and 1993's "Broken Toy Shop", before leaving the label and forming The Eels along with bassist Tommy Walter and drummer Butch Norton.

The trio inked a deal with the then-newly formed DreamWorks label, and issued their debut, 1996's "Beautiful Freak".

In 2008, Eels released two CD/DVD sets -
"Meet the Eels": Essential Eels 1996-2006, Volume I and Useless Trinkets: B Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996-2007.

Songs performed: "Ugly Love" and "Girl From The North Country".

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  • Mark Everett

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