Mark Chatfield was destined to be a guitar player the moment he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, he has been in bands since junior high. Right out of high school, Mark and a few friends formed The Godz and were signed to Casablanca Records within a year. With its two critically acclaimed national releases, The Godz (Produced by none other than Don Brewer and recorded at GFR’s studio, The Swamp) and Nothing is Sacred, the band went on to tour for two years headlining and opening, sharing the stage with such acts as Angel, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, The Ramones, Triumph, Head East, Mahogany Rush, The Babys and The Outlaws to name a few.
When The Godz disbanded in 1979, Mark formed the band Rosie, playing to sellout crowds in the Midwest and Southern regions. In 1981, Rosie won a national Battle of the Bands in Florida, beating out 39 bands from around the U.S.
As fate would have it, Mark was invited to audition for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in 1982 and as they say, the rest is musical history. He was Seger’s touring and occasional studio guitarist from 1983 to 2011 and again from 2017-present. He appears on several Seger albums/singles, as well as co-writing Forward Into the Past from the I Knew You When LP. In between tours, he also toured with Michael Bolton, did studio work, played locally with Rosie and The Godz, relocated to Las Vegas, and opened the world famous Cowtown Guitars vintage guitar store 1992-2011.
Mark’s musical influences include 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Rock, Blues and Motown as well as current artists. He is an electrifying player and performer on stage, also an avid collector of vintage guitars and Rock and Roll memorabilia.
Now relocated back to Columbus Ohio, when not performing, he loves to ride his motorcycle, and spend time with his wife Doreen, twin stepdaughters Madison and Mackenzie as well as their furry companion Molly.
Lets Rock !!!!!
The Godz (self titled)-1977
The Godz Nothing is Sacred-1978
The Godz Mongolians-1987
The Godz Greatest Hits Live-1995
The Godz Resurrected- 2023
Rosie Precious Metal-1982
Bob Seger Like a Rock-1986
Bob Seger I Knew You When-2018