The Great Swamp Blues Band

The Great Swamp Blues Band

 East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

A driving female fronted, Hammond organ driven, Blues/Rock versatile band. (SheilaMark Band)


The Great Swamp Blues Band, consists of Hammond organ, Saxophone, Trombone, and Drums. The band plays a combination of cover songs and originals that reside on the “Jazzy side of the Blues.” In 2007, Mark released his “Great Swamp Blues Band” album.
Mark Hamza, A full time musician since 1971, he landed an organ gig in the Poconos in a Pennsylvania resort band in 1972 and moved there. The Poconos are a musician-friendly area with a wonderful support network. He occasionally went on the road with different bands. In the 70’s, it was with “The Happenings” where he learned analog multi-keyboards. In the 90’s it was with the “Clarence Spady Band” where he honed his blues chops on Hammond organ.
His Hammond is a highly modified A-100 that has a separate channel for the bass pedals, among other things. He supervised the customization at Organ Service Co. of New Jersey with design input from Trek II Products. The bass pedals have their own amp and speaker. His accordion is a hand made Sano that also is stereo.


EP Great Swamp Blues Band, "Come Together" 2009
Great Swamp Blues Band (Mark) self titled 2007

Set List

This list varies from Beatles songs to rocking Blues and Jazz. A great deal is from the Great American song book.