Mark “Tewar” Tewarson is a mutli-instrumentalist, composer and producer based out of Brooklyn, New York. His compositions have been used in TV shows, commercials and film. Recently, he worked on the the film “The Two Escobars” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now on ESPN, as well as a history channel film entitled “The Naturalized”. Commercially, Mark has worked with the agencies Amber Music and The Lodge, his compostions have been used by major companies like Playskool, Liberty Mutual, Taco Bell and Victoria’s Secret. In 2001 he was awarded BMI’s prestigious John Lennon Songwriting award by Yoko Ono, and recently he recieved a “best of 2010″ award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
As a guitarist he has recorded electric sitar for Patti Smith’s latest record, “Twelve”, alongside Flea and Tom Verlaine. He is currently playing guitar and drums for the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”. He has also recorded with DJ Spinna, N’Dea Davenport (“The Brand New Heavies”), and Tracey Thorn (“Everything but the Girl”). As a member of the bands Topaz, Falu, Escort, Tortured Soul and Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, Mark has toured the United States extensively and has shared the stage with acts like James Brown, Widespread Panic, Norah Jones, The Strokes, The Roots, The Wailers and many others. Recently he performed at Phillip Glass’s Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall alongside Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Regina Spektor, and Gogol Bordello.