The Beatles, Adele, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeren, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, SRV, Prince, Joe Bonamassa, Alanis Morisette, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors, Elvis, The Cranberries, Django Reinhardt, Jeff Buckley, Tommy Emmanuel, Guns and Roses, Queen, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Dusty Springfield, Leonard Cohen, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and many more….
Formed in 2014 by group of guitar and bass students and myself, the MPs have since played 20+ gigs in and around Brussels, sometimes to large crowds (one gig was approx. 200 people!) The MPs are currently 12 players: electric and acoustic guitarists, singers, bassists, drummers, harmonica players, saxophonists..... A total of 25 musicians have played in the band since 2014.
Images: Mark Baxter 2018, Tanja Agatunovic 2017, Frederick Bulte 2016; Alian Pilette 2015.
Some student quotes
"...it's been an incredible journey and no matter how long it lasts I will always cherish this as something truly special in my life. So THANK YOU!"
Rita Guerreiro - bass and ukulele, writing about playing a first gig with our student band, The Manneken Pistols
"If you had said to me before the Manneken Pistols that I would be on stage living out my dream playing in a band I would never have believed you. Roll on the next one !"
Shay Creed - bass guitar, writing about a Manneken Pistols concert
"I recommend Mark as a guitar teacher to anyone. He is a patient, reliable and cheerful teacher, and he makes an effort to teach a combination of the stuff you need to learn and the stuff you want to play. I've really enjoyed my lessons with Mark!"
Sarah O'Brien - guitar, writing about lessons
"Thank you so much... I really appreciate you put so much effort to provide me with such good material. I will work on this and hopefully can show you some good results next time... I have progressed so much quicker since I started lessons with you."