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The WaitsThe Waits Band Bios

Mark Hunter: Guitar, Lead Vocals, Song Writer.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mark started playing guitar and singing at around 14 years old. In 1976, he moved to San Diego to pursue a teaching credential at SDSU. He went on to teach high school for 30 years before retiring. Mark has been playing music with Peter for about 25 years in an acoustic trio and most recently with “The Waits”. As a song writer, Mark has had some of his songs copyrighted, published and sold. Influences include Neil Young, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, and Jesse Collin Young.


Peter Lauterbach: Mandolin, Mandola & Harmony Vocals

Born in Claremont California, Peter bought his first Guitar for $10 when he was 13. He started playing Mandolin as a Senior in High School.  After moving to La Mesa in 1980 and Crest in 2014, Peter became active in San Diego’s Blue Grass Music community playing mandolin & singing in various bands. Being a multi-instrumentalist, Peter is no stranger to the Mandolin, Mandola, Guitar, Bass and Auto Harp as well as his favorite instrument, the human voice where he has the ability of creating harmonic structure for those singing with him.

Early Musical influences: My Mother (worked as a Creative Dance Therapist) and Charles Chase (Owner of Folk Music Center) in Claremont.  Later Influences are Jethro Burns, David Grisman, Peter Rowan.


Ken Titilah: Bass & Backing Vocals

Born in Long Beach CA in 1951, Ken spent his youth traveling along with his US Navy family from base to base. Settling in the Boston area for High School, Ken started playing guitar and bass for a couple of high school bands in the late 1960’s but gave up organized music, moving to San Diego and focusing on career & family. In his 50’s, he blew the dust off his bass and got back into music creating an Oldies band called the Groovinators followed by the classic rock band The Mojo Brothers and then 5 years with Full Moon Fever, a Tom Petty tribute band. With a desire to play bass with an acoustic band, he was fortunate to hook up with Mark & Peter of the Wait’s.


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