I threw a surprise 25th anniversary party (40 people) for my wife. Mark was the perfect choice and it worked out better than I could've hoped for. We had AC issues and had to switch rooms. In 10 minutes Mark moved and was playing the perfect songs to get the party going again. The variety of songs he knows is unbelievable. The entire party sang along to all the favorites like American Pie, Sweet Caroline, etc. He was gracious enough to let people come up and sing. He did every thing he could to ensure we had a fabulous party. We booked a 3 1/2 hour party, we were having so much fun, he stayed an extra 2 hours. If you want a fun Party then you must use Mark Burnam.
7/9/16: "Mark was fantastic! Mark is so well rounded in his music and he engages the crowd. He had our friends singing with him and took requests all night long. We were having so much fun he even agreed to play longer for us. Not only will I be hiring Mark again, but several of our friends will be as well. Highly recommend Mark!!!"
2/12/16 "Thanks again Mark -- really enjoyed!!!" 12/21/13 "Thank you! You were terrific! We are planning on hiring you again and again!" (Kim L. Sea Ranch Lakes Party Ft. Lauderdale) "Perfect choice!....Awesome....Great....fabulous.....perfect....definitely hire him again.....fantastic reviews.....just what we wanted......extremely pleased.....made the night!.....variety of songs is unbelievable....gracious.....must use(hire)"
VIDEO --> Just added a few (finally) with me on acoustic guitar during a break at one of our band gigs ????????
My favorite events are casual house/pool parties whereby you want some nice background music to your party, but the with the flexibility to keep going and kick it up a notch as your guests liven up as the night goes on — always welcome guests to join me/sing etc — the more the merrier! ??????
Thank you all for the kinds words and to you reading this for considering me for your event. My friends call me a “walking jukebox” as I play a very large and diverse range of cool/fun songs from oldies to current and from low-key/light to rocking/upbeat(majority being 60's - 90's, 2000's): Beatles, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel, Jason Mraz, Barenaked Ladies, Eagles, James Taylor, Oasis, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, Zac Brown, Toby Keith, Gin Blossoms, Simon & Garfunkel, new stuff, old stuff...too many to name. Played in bands, duets, and solo for years all over South Florida. Diversity is key when you need light and then need a kick to the party. I also have tons of "get the party cranking and people dancing tunes" hooked up and ready to go as backup when/if needed. So why settle for "just" a DJ or some karaoke guitar guy? PS also play bass/guitar in Bluefin Band (5-6 of us) and Bluefin Light(2-3 of us) so flexible from solo to full band FYI. ??????
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More Reviews: 11/0/12 Kristine Jordan "Mark, you sounded great! Great music selection too! Glad we made it!"(CRYC Point Bar & Grille) 1/14/12 --> "Mark was so easy to work with ahead of time, was early and prepared, had a fabulous voice and was the perfect talent for our fabulous party at the Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive in South Beach. I will definitely hire him again and will recommend him to friends. HE WAS GREAT!!!" 1/20/12 "Talented, Professional, 5 out of 5 stars!" 6/18/11 Event Planner --> "Hey Mark: You were awesome Saturday night, as always. Thank you so much. Looks like everyone had a blast. God, can't remember last time I danced to Violent Femmes...." :) "I'm sure Liz & Louis were grateful for this magical night of theirs which you helped make special. Thanks again." 7/10/11 Vibe Agency Rep --> "Fantastic reviews! He was exactly what we wanted!!!" (for Mandarin Oriental Corporate "Beach" Party) "Everyone was extremely pleased!" B.K.(US Soccer Federation event at Hyatt Regency) "Awesome guitar playing Mark - you definitely made the night!" 1/1/12 Peter S.(party attendee) "What a great time. This party will be talked about for a long time and you were a big part of it Mark! Thanks again!" Theresa C.(Party host) Note: I don't know or play Spanish/Flamenco etc. and
My list of songs I know grows and grows (although I do forget a few along the way lol), but I have stopped updating the list for the most part -- too many to list lol. Have a special request or two for an event? I will do my best