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Mark James

Beach Music Acoustic Guitar from Macungie, PA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$350 - $2500 per event
As a professional musician and entertainer for over 30 years, Mark James is most known for his ever present smile, warm personable rapport with any size audience and his versatility in adjusting the mood of the event to the crowd and setting. A wide songlist of over 750 songs and a unique sense of humor can take the evening down unexpected paths as the situation requires. Mark loves what he does and the audience can feel that.

With the addition of a steel drummer, the act becomes "Caribbean Sunset" available from a duo and trio up to a 6pc Band. This combination becomes the perfect musical backdrop to summertime events featuring authentic caribbean music for listening and dancing.

Summertime work is concentrated on (but not limited to) the Jimmy Buffett Parrothead community featuring select JB covers, singer/songwriter material and tropical flavored country/rock. Specific songlists covering different music styles can be assembled as required.

BIO:

As a solo entertainer, Mark James has performed in various settings across the country from intimate parties to corporate events, the college circuit and many park concerts over his 30+ year career.

As a lead guitarist, Mark James had been performing with John Frinzi, including several dates with different members of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band: Doyle Grisham, Michael Utley, Robert Greenidge, Mac McAnally, Nadirah Shakoor and Peter & Jim Mayer. This personal accomplishment and experience has had a great effect on how he relates to and performs this style of music; as an ensemble player, solo performer and songwriter. Mark continues to perform with John on select dates when John is in the Northeast and various dates in Key West during Meeting Of The Minds.

He has also been collaborating with Dennis McCaughey of Tropical Soul around Southeast PA and Yankee Jack when in Key West, FL.

Mark James was lead guitarist for the premier JB tribute band Parrotbeach from 2006 to 2009, performing extensively throughout the US and Caribbean. Mark still performs on select dates with PB as required.

When not touring with other artists, Mark is available for solo, duo, trio and band dates performing select covers and original music.

Career experience has been in all styles of music and ensembles from show bands to music in the schools assemblies. Performing from NY to LA and Toronto to Key West to audiences from 15 to 15,000.

Gig of choice is outdoor events - someplace warm.
Near water, if possible.

Mark's featured instruments:
Acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals.

Available in solo, duo, trio and band configurations as budget and event require, additional musicians play percussion, drums, bass, electric & steel guitar, steel drum, piano, saxophone. Additional lead time may be required for specific instrumentation desired.

Final price is driven by sound, production, lodging and transportation expenses.
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Mark was great. Very professional and very easy to deal with. The steel drum was an excellent addition! All of our guess enjoyed the music and it added a special touch to our Christmas Party. I would recommend Mark for any party and would gladly use him again. Thank Mark, great job and happy holidays.

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It was extremely easy to work with Mark. He was very flexable with the potential lightning storm situation that we were dealing with on the day of the concert. He is very personable and had a good rapport with the audience.

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2016
Apr
23
SOLO at CJ Hummels
Lenhartsville, PA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Apr
21
MJ GTR - Parrotbeach
Bridgeport, CT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Apr
17
MJ GTR - Parrotbeach
Elysburg, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Apr
16
MJ GTR - Parrotbeach
Montclair, NJ
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Apr
14
Appalachian Brewing Co PHC
Camp Hill, PA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Apr
12
MJ at Keystone Villa
Ephrata, PA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Conventions
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Meetings
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First Communions
Luau Parties
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Family Reunions
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Trade Shows
Memorial Services
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Divorce Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Wine Tasting Parties
Cinco De Mayo Parties
Valentine's Day Parties
Labor Day Parties
School Assemblies
Memorial Day Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Please note Mark James will also travel to East Texas, Allentown, Emmaus, Old Zionsville, Trexlertown, Hereford, Zionsville, Alburtis, Palm, Breinigsville, Limeport, Maxatawny, Bally, Center Valley, Fogelsville, Lehigh Valley, Mertztown, Orefield, Topton, Barto, East Greenville, Spinnerstown, Bowers, Coopersburg, Pennsburg, Bechtelsville, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Coplay, Milford Square.
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