As a guitarist, Marnix’s deepest influences are unquestionably guitarists like John Scofield, Pat Metheny, and John Abercrombie. Beyond his inspiration from these particular musicians, he has been profoundly influenced by music from around the world. His choice to play the Indian sitar, the Irish bouzouki and – later on – the electric sitar, originate from his love for a wide variety of ethnic musical styles. Using all these different influences – from jazz to ethnic music and pop – Marnix created very much his own sound and style of playing.
Here’s Marnix playing a straight-ahead guitarsolo:
This is what he sounds like on bouzouki…
… and on his electric sitar.