Pink Cream 69 guitarist and Paul Reed Smith Guitars Artist Marco Wriedt started playing guitar and took first lessons at the age of 10. After playing in school bands as a teenager, he became a professional musician at only 19 years of age when going on tour with Jeff Scott Soto (Ex-Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) and the Los Angeles based, two-time surf world-champion Pop singer Daize Shayne. In 2007, he reached the next step in joining the Rock band AXXIS. Marco played all over Europe with AXXIS, including shows at high-profile Rock festivals such as Wacken, Masters of Rock, Rock Of Ages, Loreley or Sweden Rock. Top 40 Mainstream chart entries followed.
Marco Wriedt was featured in major guitar magazines (Guitar, Guitar UK and Gitarre & Bass) and played numerous times at Frankfurt Musikmesse, Guitar Summit, the NAMM Show in California and at other well known guitar events all over Europe. In 2010 he also formed his own band “21Octayne” . 21 Octayne released three records worldwide via AFM-Records: “Into The Open” (2014), “2.0” (2015) and “Addicted to Thrill” (2016)
His goal as a guitar player is to combine a melodic soulfoul playing style with a diverse technique. Some of his influences are: John Petrucci, John Mc Laughlin, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, Brian May and Steve Howe.
Marco Wriedt is currently working on a new Cinematic Prog Rock project „The Arc of Light“ with David Bertok and Julian Rolinger in Los Angeles, California. The debut album is set to be released end of 2020.
He is also working on his first solo album “Guitar Stories” that will include many well known guests from the guitar community. “Guitar Stories” is expected to be released early 2021.