Why hire Mark Richard Trio or Quintet?
The Mark Richard Trio consists of Mark Richard on keyboard, guitar & vocals, Paul Collins on stand up or electric bass, & Alex Muchnik on drums. Other instrumentalist can be added as desired.
Mark is not only the consummate musician, (his only legally marketable skill) but is also a great entertainer. These three perform classic lyrical jazz, but additionally are very capable of dusting off great old Motown, funk, early rock, and even a smattering of country sounds or Christmas tunes
Whatever the client asks of us, we will rise to the occasion. Holiday celebrations, private birthday, anniversary, or retirement parties, corporate gatherings, weddings, etc. nothing is beyond our purview.
Mark's been an entertainer in the bay area for 40 years. He had a very successful group in the 70's, playing throughout the Bay Area and Nevada (including the Eldorado Casino in Reno and Harvey's Casino in Lake Tahoe). He performed as a single in the 80's and 90's at the Sunnyvale Cattleman's Restaurant while working occasionally as the musical director for members of The Drifters (Up On the Roof, Under the Boardwalk etc...) Musicians come from all around to play music with Mark, learn the finer points of entertaining and just make great music.
He teaches as a performance coach to fine tune an entertainers skills both vocally and instrumentally.
As a single all the way to his quintet, he loves to play a wide variety of music including Melodic Jazz, R&B, Old Rock, Latin and some Country.
Paul Collins: Bass
Alex Muchnik: Drums
Larry Kirkish: Trumpet
Todd Kimball: Guitar and vocals
Mark Richard: Guitar, Piano, and Vocals
Mark's music is influenced by Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Beatles, Willie Nelson, The Drifters and Homer & Jethro,
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
We primarily play Jazz but a wide variety of styles are available, depending on the the clients requests.
We cover most styles (R & B, Motown, Rock and Roll, Country).
12' X 12' space or larger depending on the size of the band and a 120v outlet.
We will supply all sound equipment necessary.
Stage requirements vary with the occasion and size of the band.
A very wide variety of genres and songs. The song list is too extensive to list here.
If the client has specific requests, Mark will do his best to accommodate.
Available for Your
Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception