The Mark Robinson Band is a high energy rocking blues band based in Nashville, TN. Nashville studio cats by day, rocking bluesmen in the evening. Guitar-driven roots, blues and soul. Mixing original material with covers-- classic or obscure. This band brings a concert listening experience that you can dance to.
Price Range: $500-2000
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
The Mark Robinson Band provides a concert listening experience-- acoustic or electric. We play concerts, festivals and parties. You can dance to the music, sit and listen, or both. Great roots, blues and soul songs from Nashville played and sung by the Nashville pros. Energetic show that mixes original songs with covers-- both classic and obscure. When you want to be entertained-- hire the pros, the Mark Robinson Band.
Mark Robinson’s debut album Quit Your Job — Play Guitar ignited like the first kaleidoscopic blast of a fireworks display. It was an attention-grabbing harbinger of even more exciting, incendiary things to come. DJs quickly embraced the disc and (link hidden) Blues, Blues Underground Network and BluesVan branded it one of 2010’s best.
Now Robinson’s follow-up Have Axe — Will Groove provides an even more colorful and explosive display of the Nashville-based guitarist and songwriter’s estimable skills. And while the title of Quit Your Job —Play Guitar was autobiographical, the songs on his new release are even more personal… and dirtier and funkier and grittier. And when it comes to Robinson’s sterling guitar work, they’re also more colorful.
“Have Axe — Will Groove is about finding my voice as an artist,” he explains. “The songs are stronger and fit together well, and they all say something about my life — whether they’re inspired by things that happened to me or that I was reflecting on, or by the music and the experiences that have guided me along the way playing blues and country and other styles.
“What I’m interested in,” Robinson says, “isn’t being flashy or making the latest hit single. I’m making records and playing gigs to try to make music that moves people.”
Additional Booking Notes
Give us a stage, a PA system with a couple of mics and monitors and we will put on a great show for you.
MARK ROBINSON SET LIST--original songs and covers
DRIVE REAL FAST
BABY’S GONE TO MEMPHIS
COOL ROCKING DADDY
ANGEL OF MERCY
PULL MY COAT
POOR BOY (Walking Blues/Shape I’m In)
TOO TIRED WIRED
BACK UP PLAN
I LIKE ‘EM ALL
I KNOW YOU’LL BE MINE
TRY ONE MORE TIME
WHAT’S THE MATTER BABY
DON’T START ME TALKING
SHE CAUGHT THE KATY
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL
LAY MY GUITAR DOWN
GIVE ME BACK MY WIG
JUST A LITTLE
WALKING THE DOG
ONE WAY OUT
FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD
LOVE HER WITH A FEELING
FULSOME PRISON BLUES
|Mark Robinson||Leader, singer, guitarist|
|Daniel Seymour||Bass player and singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Mark Robinson has played with blues greats-- Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Buy, Jimmy Johnson and many more. He has opened shows for Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, John Mellencamp and many others. His influences include Otis Redding, Charie Rich, Freddie King, the Allman Brothers, Paul Butterfiled Blues Band, Miles Davis and anything that has groove and soul.
PA with monitors
two vocal microphones
backline-bass amp and drum kit, if possible
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