MARK INDICTOR / FIDDLE, VOCALS
From his single digit formative years, Mark Indictor wanted to play the violin. He asked his parents if he could take a classical violin lesson being given in his fourth grade classroom. From that fateful day onward, Mark’s career has embraced every aspect of musical creativity, from composition and production to recording and live performance on stage, television and film.
In the mid 1960’s, Mark performed on a nationally televised commercial. In the mid 1970’s, he cofounded the legendary band, “Hot Lips & Fingertips”. This highly eclectic musical ensemble played for over seven years to standing-room-only crowds at “O’Mahoney’s Irish Whip” in Santa Monica, Ca. HL&FT went on to appear on several television shows, including “The Dinah Shore Show”, “The Real People Show” and “The Monte Carlo Show” which was recorded in Monaco, and released a studio and a live album.
Unsurprisingly, Mark's stylistic repertoire is uncommonly eclectic, allowing him to play and improvise freely in virtually any musical style, from Traditional Celtic to Chicago Blues, from Zydeco to Tejana, and from Country Swing to Big Band, and much more. He has shared the stage with many and varied artists, including Jackson Browne, Betty Garrett, Pam Dawber, Rod McKuen, Sally Struthers, and Emmylou Harris. His musical theater credits include "Always... Patsy Cline" with both the original Broadway and Los Angeles casts as well as "The Abbey Yard", for which he co-wrote, co-produced, and performed the score.
Over the last two decades, Mark has juggled his musical career with his software engineering and aerospace career at NASA/JPL. He was a long-time member of the turn-of the 21st century band, “Border Radio”, and is currently a veteran of the “Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble”, formally known as “Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band”.
Mark started playing with “The Doo-Wah Riders” in mid 2021 and is very excited to be contributing to the sound of this storied and energized musical ensemble as we continue our multi-decade tradition of powerful and inspired musical performances throughout the country.