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 2020 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 artists 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 has been the bassist for many Grammy Award Winning Artist as well as many Blues Music Award Winning Artists which include: Diunna Greenleaf, Johnny Rawls, Bob Margolin, Anthony Geraci, Jimmy Carpenter, Jason Ricci and many others.
Blues Radio International
Mark's contributions to music in South Florida and worldwide are well known. A talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mark herds musical cats on a weekly basis to present a Monday night festival of great music at the Biscuit. More often than not, Mark is sidestepping the spotlight to make someone else sound better.
Piotr Gwizdala and Radio Kultura
Mark Telesca is an expressive bassist, a talented composer and vocalist with a strong voice. This is strong, heavy,” male” blues worth promoting. Solid blues. I love this album "Heavy Breathing" and also the design of its cover.
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
"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
"Their big blues sound confirms they belong among the big names"
New Times Magazine
" 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
"They will Slay you down on the Killing Floor"
The Palm Beach Post
" Mark Telesca breathes fire!"
"Mark Telesca's agenda is being met, by just being himself"
The Palm Beach Post
" 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
"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
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.