Mark Northey

Mark Northey

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Mark is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who employs an interesting mixture of Island music and comedy songs using props and audience interaction to create a fun atmoshere. He is funny and unique in his comments , and you will never know what to expect next from this excellent entertainer

Biography

Mark Northey has been a successful entertainer since the Mid-70's who has a huge song library, focusing on boat and beach music. Influenced by Jimmy Buffett, with whom he has performed , Mark has traveled the country fom Ann Arbor, MI to Tempe, AZ to The Fla. Keys,to Mackinac Island , honing his craft as one of the nation's finest entertainers. He posseses a fine voice,charismatic stage presence, and great sense of humor, which endears him to all audiences. He's got ship loads of stories from his travels, which appear in his show and songs. He spends summers at Lake of The Ozarks, Mo. winters in Ft. Myers. Fla, and as a result ,has a large regional fan base. Many newspaper and magazine articles and TV appearances have made him a well-known figure in the TROP ROCK genre. His songs are featured on both air and internet radio stations such as "Bob & Tom", Tropical Dreams, Migration Music, Radio Margaritaville and more. He has opened fpr Tim Allen, David Spade, Elvin Bishop. He has peformed at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants, and for various Parrothead Clubs, as well as the annual "Meeting of the Minds" in New Orleans and Key West. Mark has also appeared as a college-concert solo, and for Michael Moore and the Flint Voice in 1982. He was even in a Beatles cover band in the 80s, called "P.S. I Love You" singing "Paul "and "John". Mark has won several songwriting contests in both MI and AZ, with "Behind His Old Guitar", "Bombs Away" "My Mother's Prayers", and "You're A Mess".'Bombs Away" was featured on "CNN Live" Mark has been considered and voted Best Entertainer at The Lake of The Ozarks, where he has played for 10 of the last 12 years at the, notoriously popular Captain's Galley, still his summer "home base". His winter standing gig has been at the Lani Kai Resort, Ft. Myers Beach for 8 of the last 10 years. Mark Northey is a Midwest and Florida music legend who still jokes about everything---even getting old!

Discography

Son Of The Beach- 1998 (You're A Mess, How Do You Like My Apples?, Behind His Old Guitar)Phlocking Live-2000(Buffett covers with his band The Finheads), Dog & Pony Show-2002 (Hilarious Adult Songs), Wine And Women In Thongs-2003(Mambo Cafe,Better Than You,Party Cove, Bow Bunny), Over The Edge-2006 (I Miss My Mind, Too Many Bikinis, Spring Break, Maracas, Capt. Runaground, Rhum).

Set List

Song List of over 500 classics(incl uding 250 by Buffett),60 originals(eclectic mix of genres), light rock and country standards,funny and strange songs by unique songwriters such as Shel Silverstein, Pat Dailey, Steve Goodman, Prine, Taylor,Mellencamp, Wainright III. He also covers Eagles,Beatles, Stones ,Denver,Chapin, Waits, Yankovic,Pat Godwin ,and some by his Trop-Rock peers in the Parrothead world. Mark has a reputation for often playing 4 hrs with no break, but can do 40on/20off. Mark has such a wide mixture of material, he can do an entire show of either adult, family, children's, comedy, country, easy pop, island, whatever the occasion or venue.He likes to take requests to get the pulse of the crowd. He loves to be spontaneous in his songs and reactions to the audience each night-- for their applause and their smiles. Mark Northey is one of the great entertainers, well-polished and charming.