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Mark JamesAcoustic Guitarist from Macungie, PA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 12 Reviews
  • 26 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $500 per event

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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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Review by Kristian L.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 16, 2022From Douglassville, PA

Mark was a phenomenal performer. He was extremely easy to work with prior to booking, before the event, and during the event itself. He was always available by email, texting, or phone call if I had any questions prior to and after booking. He was kind enough to check in on our schedule, what he should wear, anything he should keep in mind, etc. Everyone enjoyed Mark's performance at our party. The music selection was great, and he even made the birthday guest's day extra special by allowing him to play and sing a song with him. We would highly recommend Mark for your next event, and we will definitely hire him again in the future.

Review by Mark S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 14, 2022From Reading, PA

Mark was the hit of the party. Everyone commented on how good he was. He kept everyone engaged and entertained young and old. Look forward to getting a chance to have him play again.

Review by Scott B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 26, 2020From Mechanicsburg, PA

Mark is a Pro. He is a great entertainer that develops a rapport with the audience and keeps them engaged and having a good time throughout the night. His talents with a guitar are exceptional.

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Upcoming Events

April 2, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Princeton, NJ
April 13, 2023 • Club Event
Thu6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Newark, DE

Past Events

December 10, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sat10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Scranton, PA
December 9, 2022 • MJ SOLO - Private Party
Fri6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Reading, PA
November 9, 2022 • Country Sunset Trio - Seniors Show
Wed12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hamburg, PA
October 23, 2022 • Country Sunset at The Bayard House
Sun2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Chesapeake City, MD
October 9, 2022 • Country Sunset at The Bayard House
Sun2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Chesapeake City, MD
September 3, 2022 • MJ GTR Parrotbeach
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Stone Harbor, NJ
August 28, 2022 • MJ SOLO at Riverfest
Sun3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Muhlenberg Township, PA
August 20, 2022 • MJ GTR Parrotbeach
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Batavia, NY
August 14, 2022 • MJ GTR Parrotbeach
Sun6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 3, 2022 • MJ GTR Parrotbeach
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ventnor, NJ
July 23, 2022 • Shannon NPC Fitness Competition
Sat12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Pittsburgh, PA
July 22, 2022 • Shannon NPC Fitness Competition
Fri12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Pittsburgh, PA

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