Performing on Stage One
2:15pm to 3:15pm
Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter / Singer and Bassist. Originally from New York City, Mark came to Florida to study music at Florida Atlantic University and currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL.
Proficient in many styles of music including Blues, Jazz and Rock. Mark has held the bass chair in over a dozen Broadway and off Broadway musicals and he has shared the stage with some very well known names in the rock and blues industry. His expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.
In 2011 he and his former band Blues Dragon were winners of the South Florida International Blues Challenge and went on to the semi-finals in Memphis, TN.
In 2009 Mark wrote the song that won the Blewzzy Award for “Song of the Year”. ” Living on Death Row”. which he recorded with Blues Dragon.
Musical Influences are : The Delta Blues, Gospel Music and Motown.
Bass influences are : James Jamerson , Donald Duck Dunn, Oteil Burbridge, Willie Weeks … Just to name a few.
ROBERT ALLEN GIBBS
After receiving his first guitar at age eight, R.A. Gibbs was off and running. Playing everything from Bluegrass to Blues, roots music has always been in his blood. Hearing Duane Allman and Johnny Winter at an early age, he fell in love with slide guitar. Opening for such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd and New Riders of the Purple Sage, he has honed his chops., He has played with such bands as Live Wire, Crossfire, Random Shake and the Highway Kings. With all his experience, Robert powerful slide guitar style is the perfect fit for the MTB.
Antony is an extremely talented drummer born for the Blues. Playing professionally since 1984, his style has been noted as exceptionally dynamic from the lightest touch to the most thunderous strike, but always in the pocket and mindful of the groove. Antony grew up in New York where feel and passion comes first, and it shows when he lays it down for the band and audience.