Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist and Bassist. He studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. His “HOOK” oriented songwriting style and storytelling lyrics along with his expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.
Mark has released his first solo studio CD titled “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. It is currently on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD is receiving rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30" Blues Albums. He has had three singles off the Heavy Breathing CD that has charted on Blues 411 Baker's Dozen of Blues. "If You Got Enough Jack" has reached #5 " Cross the Dog" has reached #2 and "I Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore" has reached #1 !!!
In January 2015, Mark took his band to Memphis, TN to compete in the International Blues Challenge and were semi finalists.
Mark is very proud to be endorsed by Delaney Guitars. Delaney Guitars is currently building the Mark Telesca Bass Model and should be available for purchase by summer of 2015.
He is out gigging almost every night promoting the new CD. In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, Mark is the host of one of the most popular Pro Blues Jams in the Southeast. The Jam takes place every Monday at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. There are many touring artist who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.
Mark has also started a career playing solo acoustic guitar focusing on Pre-WWII blues, Americana and his own original music.
As well as being a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and band leader, Mark is a touring bassist supporting many blues / rock artists. He is currently touring with “Blue Mercy” Featuring 2014 Blues Music Award winner and 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee Diunna Greenleaf.
Mark was the bassist along with 2010 Blues Music Award Winner and 2015 Grammy Winner Jason Ricci on Harmonica in The Keith Brown Trio. They later recorded Keith’s album “Down the Line” an acoustic album.
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.
An eclectic blend of classic & contemporary rock, blues and originals on acoustic 12 string & 6 string guitars.
Example Set List Includes:
Jack & Diane by John Mellencamp, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, Drift Away by Dobie Gray, Forever Young by Rod Stewart, The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something, Daddy's Home by The Limelites, Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel, Name by The Goo Goo Dolls, Quinn The Eskimo by Bob Dylan, Let Her Cry by Hootie & The Blowfish, 39 by Queen, Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
Most people like to hear music they are familiar with but may not necessarily hear often. We enjoy having an eclectic blend of well known bands and artists both old and new & making acoustic versions even when they are unexpected to played that way. People seem to really get it.
Sample of our set list:
The Weight by the Band
Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three
*He Won't Go by Adele
Drift Away by Dobie Gray
Only Wanna Be With You (Hootie & the Blowfish)
Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
*Royals by Lordes
My Back Pages by Bob Dylan
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Jessie by Joshua Kaddison
A Day In the Life by the Beatles
Yellow Submarine by the Beatles
*I KIssed A Girl by Katy Perry ((Oh yes, Acoustic Its great!)
I Melt With You (Modern English)
Life By the Drop by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Kryptonite by Three Doors Down
*Style by Taylor Swift
All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan
The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix
What I Got - Sublime
The Mighty Quinn by Bob Dylan
*Mercy by Duffy
Man In Motion (St. Elmos Fire) by John Parr
Mary's Prayer by Danny Wilson
*Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
Name by the Goo Goo Dolls
*Hey Soul Sister - Train
Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
A Kind of Magic by Queen
and many more!
Luna can do it all. He sings in English and Spanish from Reggae to Soul and even Salsa. He is surrounded by an all-star band of great musicians and keeps the party going with his unique style and arrangements on some of the greatest songs ever made plus his original library. His All-Star team counts, with renowned musicians who have provided services to such artist as Buju Banton, The Marley Family, Don Carlos, Inna Sense, Burning Spear, The Abyssinians among others. Together they create a beautiful, detailed and inspiring performance fit for any occasion
Available as a Duo, Trio or Full Band configuration.
Covers favorite hits by Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, The Abyssinians, Ini Kamoze,Culture, Max Romeo, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaac, Hector Lavoe (voz), Marc Anthony and many more!
Performs Original & Classic Rock Tunes from Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, REM, The Cars, The Beatles and lots of others.
MELODY-ROAD is a South Florida based, high-quality professional guitar & vocal duo made up of Joe Bonilla and Tom Montalbano who take great pride, pleasure and delight in recreating many of the classic and popular hits of the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Solo Beatles and hits from the late 60's early 70's.
From the primal, glorious rock-n-roll best of the Beatles "Twist & Shout" and the astonishing artistic statement of "A Day in the Life" ....To Neil Diamonds staple sing-a-long song '"Sweet Caroline" and hauntingly rich lyrics and melody of "Holly Holy".... with a polished look and true to the original recording sound mirroring million selling artists, MELODY-ROAD will take your event or party to the next level.
So come prepared to dance, bop-a-bit, clap your hands, grab a tambourine and sing along to some of the greatest songs ever recorded!
8 Days a Week
A Day in the Life
A Hard Days Nite
A Little Less Conversation (Elvis)
All My Lovin
America (Neil Diamond)
Back in the USSR
Ballad of John & Yoko
Because (Dave Clark Five)
Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Carry That Weight
Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond)
Cracklin Rosie (Neil Diamond)
Don't Let Me Down
Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
Forever in Blue Jeans (Neil Diamond)
From Me to You
Good Lovin' (Young Rascals)
Here Comes the Sun
Holly Holy (Neil Diamond)
I Am I Said (Neil Diamond)
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
and many more.