My name is Mark Gibson, and I'm a singer/songwriter currently based out of Cincinnati, OH. I have a soulful and timeless sound. In addition to having a large catalog of original music, I can perform a wide variety of cover music. Some of the artists that I cover are; Ray LaMontagne, Leon Bridges, The Beatles, The Temptations, Prince, Johnny Cash, Ben E. King, Adele, The Black Keys, U2, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and may more.
I've been a professional musician for 12 years. I've performed in large amphitheaters, loud clubs, dimly lit restaurants, country clubs, weddings, corporate events, and so on. I know how to play to a room and provide the ideal ambience for your event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
For most performances, I perform solo (singing and playing guitar). I can do a wide range of original and cover music. I have a soulful and timeless sound that adds a great ambience to an event. I typically don't perform any longer than 3 hours. I have my own sound system, and I'm proficient at running it. Per request, I can perform with a band, but that will up my rates quite a bit.
Hey, my name is Mark Gibson, and I'm a singer/songwriter from Tulsa, OK, who recently transplanted to Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the years, I've been in solo and band projects that contained a wide array of sounds and influences. After the release of my first solo album, "Beautifully Deconstructed," (2012) which still contained influences of bands like U2 and Coldplay, I decided it was time to define my own sound. My love for music began with the guitar, so it seemed like the right place to start. I quickly realized that when I just played for myself at home, I naturally gravitated towards the blues and soul music. I decided to explore those sounds further. What I found was a more rhythmic and soulful approach to playing and songwriting. When I played and sang in that manner, it felt like I was coming home. I fell in love with the possibilities, and haven't looked back since. I released my sophomore album in 2016, "Blue Eyed Soul," and it represented four years of writing and playing the type of music that I loved. Throughout 2017, I recorded a few live shows at Soul City in Tulsa, and will be releasing a full-length live album in late 2017, or early 2018. The album showcases a seven piece band of wonderful Tulsa and Oklahoma City musicians that I'm proud to call friends. It's raw and emotive; everything you'd expect from a soul band. This isn't the type of soul music that James Brown defined, it's the type of soul music that comes from growing up on the plains of Oklahoma. Now I’m taking that sound to Cincinnati, OH, and I’m excited to be a part of its rich and diverse music scene. Touring the country is also on the horizon, but no matter where I travel, that Okie Soul will always be in the passenger seat.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own PA, but I'm open to using a PA that is provided by the client. Below are my technical requirements if the client is supplying sound for the event:
(2) XLR cables
(2) Main Speakers
(2) Speaker Stands
I have a wide range of original music. You can listen to samples in the video and audio sections. Some of the artists that I cover are:
Ray LaMontagne, Leon Bridges, The Beatles, The Temptations, Prince, Johnny Cash, Ben E. King, Adele, The Black Keys, U2, Al Green, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Leonard Cohen.
Influences & Inspiration
Leon Bridges, Odis Redding, Jeff Buckley, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, U2, Marvin Gaye, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
2 Main Speakers
2 XLR cables
2 Speaker Stands
1 Vocal Mic
3 Speaker Cables
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