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Walking Mirrors

Connecting to Community through Live Music

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Connecting to Community through Live Music

Our music, like our band members, is rooted in our connection to community.

In that spirit, Walking Mirrors donates all ticket proceeds to local non-profits. Our 2022 Sweetwater Music Hall, Hopmonk Novato and Rancho Nicasio shows directly benefit Sweetwater Music Hall, Bridge the Gap CollegePrep, and Nicasio Volunteer Fire Dept.

At its core our original music is "Reflective Rock n Roll," and the songs touch on many areas of our lives; from internal struggles and external madness, to acceptance of truth and realities, to finding ways to just go with the flow. 

Our music is influenced by the sound and raw energy of the Rolling Stones, and the story telling and approachability of Tom Petty. Their music has always connected with us.

And our intent, is for our music to connect with you.

Mark Nelson, Lead Singer and Songwriter

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Craig Bartock (Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Band Heart)

Angeline Saris (Formerly w/Zepperella)

Jeff Campitelli (50th Greatest Drummer of all-time: Rolling Stone)

"For me, our music is a creative collaboration of stories that musically connect to community.  Stories that reflect what is going on in the world today and resonate in an ear pleasing way. Playing that music live with some of the top musicians in the Bay Area (Craig Bartock-Heart, Jeff Campitelli- formerly with Joe Satriani, Angeline Saris- formerly with Zepperella) is surreal. Add my guitar shredding son Aidan, and it is like playing in a dream" 

 Mark Nelson, Lead Singer and Songwriter 


Mark Nelson

Lead Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

A lifelong story teller who possesses an innate ability to write music and share experience through songs, Mark is the primary voice of the band. As the "Chief Connection Officer," his writing is heavily influenced by an undying belief in a better tomorrow--for everyone. A native Marinite and man of life long community service, making and playing music has become a primary vehicle for communicating "the things that really matter in life: Family, friends, and helping out those in our communities that are less fortunate than ourselves."


Craig Bartock

Lead Guitarist, Producer, Musicality Director

The bands Lead Guitarist, Musicality Director and Producer Craig Bartock has spent the last twenty-two years as the Lead Guitarist and producer for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee band Heart. In our band, all things music go through Craig--He is the Chief Engine Officer. Prior to joining Heart, he had a decades long career as a Music Producer (Simply Red, Blondie, Madonna, Brie Larson, and countless others) down in Los Angeles. He planted his roots in Marin County, CA, fifteen years ago and has used his musicality to connect and serve the community ever since. 


Aidan Nelson

Lead Shredding Guitarist and Sound Guru

A Marin native and playing music since the age of five, Aidan started playing guitar and recording as a teenager and serves as our bands "Chief Shredding Officer". While studying Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music, Aidan formed the Heavy Metal band Deer Hollow, and was their primary songwriter, lead singer and lead guitarist. He spends his days as a consultant for Salter and Associates, one of the top Acoustic engineering firms on the planet. He spends his nights (and weekends) playing, recording and producing music at his West Marin studio.


Jeff Campitelli

Drums, Percussion and Pro Timekeeper

As the former long-time drummer for Joe Satriani, Jeff is considered one of the best percussionists in the country, and was ranked the 50th greatest drummer of all-time by Rolling Stone Magazine (2009). Jeff is our "Chief Beat Officer" (no he is not a cop) and makes sure all of us band members have a great "time."  He’s performed in London's Hyde Park with Aerosmith and toured the Netherlands alongside Iron Maiden, Motorhead and B.B. King.  He has shared the stage with Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Robert Fripp and many other top musicians.


Angeline Saris

Bad Ass Bass Player

One minute of Angeline’s low-end thumping coming at you and you’ll know she is just as much beast as beauty. That is why she is the bands "Chief Bass Officer". But she is way more than a bass player. In the last year alone, Angeline recorded 2 albums of her own and toured with the Narada Michael Walden Band.  She is is the former bass player of Zepperella, but don't let any of that fool you.  Angeline can light it up in just about any genre you throw at her.   In her "spare' time she shares her music knowledge with up and coming bass players across the community.

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