MARK TELESCA - BIO

 

Mark Telesca is an American, singer, guitarist and bassist. He has studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mark has toured all over the United States and many countries in Europe including Denmark, Norway, Poland, Germany and many more.He has recently formed a new power trio along with former Buddy Miles’ guitarist Roderick Kohn and David Bertok on drums and vocals.

The Mark Telesca Band currently performs regularly at many Music Festivals, Blues Festivals, City Events, Private Events and blues/music clubs on both the east and west coast of Florida on a regular basis.

In addition to writing a performing their own music, Mark performs a wide variety of soul music, and blues.  The band is currently working on their next CD slated for an early 2019 release.

Mark is very proud to be endorsed by Delaney Guitars. Delaney Guitars has built the Mark Telesca Bass Model. They are calling the bass the "TRADITION" model based on its traditional looks, feel  and sound. It is currently available for purchase www.delaneyguitars.com

In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, Mark is the host of one of the most popular Pro Jam’s in the southeast. The Jam takes place every Monday in Boca Raton, FL. There are many touring artist who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.

Mark was the bassist along with 2018 Blues Music Award Winner and 2015 Grammy Winner Jason Ricci on Harmonica in The Keith Brown Trio. They later recorded Keith’s album “Down the Line” an acoustic album.

 

 
 
 
 
REVIEWS

 
Blues411
This week we offer up big congrats to Mark Telesca as his little engine that could release, Heavy Breathing, takes the top spot. So far this year it has been one of the most pleasant and surprising releases to come our way. 

one of the best new releases this year....

Metro Music Mayhem
David Jacobs
"Expect to see hear a lot about this fire breathing blues monster coming up."


Blues Blast Magazine
"Lead vocalist and bassist Mark Telesca and his posse roar!"

Hot House Magazine
Johnny Aruba
"Their big blues sound confirms they belong among the 
big names"


New Times Magazine
Dominic Siranni

" While blues purists might attempt to find fault with the blending of styles (as well as the modernizing of classic songs), This band lends an element of technical superiority to the mission that should quiet such criticisms. 1906, 2006 — it's all good"


The Bamboo Room
Russell Hibbard
"They will Slay you down on the Killing Floor"

The Palm Beach Post
Bill Meredith
" Mark Telesca breathes fire!"

 

WDNA 88.9FM
Charlie Kaufman
"Mark Telesca's agenda is being met, by just being himself"


The Palm Beach Post
Bill Meredith
" When Telesca decided to form his own blues band a year ago, the singing bassist wanted something different. Boynton Beach based MTB succeeds in that regard on a few levels - some intentional ; some not.

 

Mary 4 Music   
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
"Just by looking at Mark Telesca, if you would try to guess the type of music he plays or the style in which he sings, "Paint It Blue" would be the song you might choose. He doesn't just wear this look, he sings it as well., tough, gritty, intense, and confident? "You're damn right".....which, by the way, is the chorus line sung by the background singers. On top of all that vocal attitude, Steve's displaying some of it as well, with his best licks on the lead guitar. This is one smokin' track." 
 

Making A Scene  
Richard Ludmere 

"Telesca’s clear vocals are impressive but it’s his songwriting that will hook you. Telesca has written or co-written all but one of the songs. “I Don’t Need Your Lovin’ Anymore” is the perfect choice as the opening track. Gibbs guitar punctuates the lyrics." 

 

Main Event Talent Agency 
You finished your gig 20 minutes ago and I have already gotten a note from the manager that your band was great tonight at Hard Rock Cafe. THAT'S what I'm talkin' ' bout!! THANK YOU, Mark, nicely done! : )


New Times Magazine
Dominic Siranni
The project of bassist Mark Telesca, takes a spin through pre-WWII blues throwing in touches of contemporary R&B, AOR, and storytelling. Recorded this past July, Alive at the Bamboo Room gives fans of the blues, the Allman Brothers, and Jethro Tull all of that and more. The album kicks off with a version of the Son House classic "Death Letter," a song that allegedly influenced even the great Robert Johnson. After that, the band takes the listener on a trip through the cotton fields of the rural South, pausing briefly in post-war Chicago for a Willie Dixon cut, the raunchy "Back Door Man," made famous by Howlin' Wolf and the Doors. "John the Revelator," Blind Willie Johnson's classic take on rural gospel-turned-blues, gets a contemporary update with jazzysaxophone, wah-wah-meets-heavy-distortion guitar shredding, and liberal doses of hand drums sprinkled throughout. 

 
 
Date Event Location
Mark Telesca Band Hollywood Bandshell , Hollywood, FL 33019 Hollywood Bandshell , Hollywood, FL 33019
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458 Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Mark Telesca Band Flash Beach Grille, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 Flash Beach Grille, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Mark Telesca Band Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Mark Telesca Band LauderAle Brewery, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 LauderAle Brewery, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Mark Telesca Hosts The Funky Biscuit Jam Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458 Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues ER Bradley's , West Palm Beach, FL. 33401 ER Bradley's , West Palm Beach, FL. 33401
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Boca Raton Resort and Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Mark Telesca Band The Barrel Room, Ft. Myers, FL The Barrel Room, Ft. Myers, FL
Mark Telesca Band Coconut Creek Casino-NYY, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Coconut Creek Casino-NYY, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Mark Telesca Hosts The Funky Biscuit Jam Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458 Leftovers Cafe, Jupiter, FL 33458
Mark Telesca Terra Fermata, Stuart, FL 34994 Terra Fermata, Stuart, FL 34994
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Spoto's Oyster Bar & Blue Point Lounge, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Spoto's Oyster Bar & Blue Point Lounge, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Mark Telesca Band Maxi's Lineup, Jupiter, FL. 33477 Maxi's Lineup, Jupiter, FL. 33477
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues Loch Bar Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Loch Bar Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Mark Telesca Hosts The Funky Biscuit Jam Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Mark Telesca Solo Acoustic Blues ER Bradley's , West Palm Beach, FL. 33401 ER Bradley's , West Palm Beach, FL. 33401