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The Mark Fitchett Band

Current Band/Album Project

In 2022 guitarist Mark Fitchett and vocalist Michelle McBride joined forces to create “The Mark Fitchett Band featuring Michelle McBride.” Contributing their own magic to the mix is drummer Michael Dills, keyboardist Joe Kennedy, and harmonicist Jon Garner. 

 

At the core of their sound are unique interpretations of classic covers as well as original compositions. Whether they're reinventing timeless favorites or unveiling their own creations, with each performance this ensemble of seasoned musicians pays homage to the traditions of blues, rock and R&B while carving out their own distinctive sound.

 

The band is currently in the studio working on their upcoming release of original funky blues rock tentatively titled “Here and Now Blues.”

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Vocals/Guitar/Songwriter

Mark’s love for the blues started as a child being mesmerized by his grandfather’s boogie woogie piano playing

 

He spent hours listening to Grandpa’s record collection that included early Elvis, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry as well as many other now classic blues, boogie, ragtime, rock and country records.

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Keyboard/Bass/Vocals

Originally a jazz pianist, Joe, over the course of his career has expanded his repertoire to include R&B, blues, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll.

 

Over the years Joe has become a much in demand keyboard player for live and session work.

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Harmonica/Vocals

Jon was inspired to play after hearing the Fresh Cream album and after a few weeks had learned all the harmonica parts note for note. Then, after hearing the Paul Butterfield Blues Band he was  committed to mastering the harp.

He enjoys expanding his horizons by contributing solos and ensemble color to his various projects and has been involved in countless music scenarios for decades.

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Vocals/Guitar/Songwriter

Singing is something Michelle has always loved all her life but  she  started her career in the entertainment industry as an actress notably as of the the lead characters in the first now cult classic Subspecies. 

 

After a movie audition that had required her to sing (and  being called back for 5 screen tests) she realized singing was something she was good at and needed to pursue on a professional level.

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Drums

Growing up in a family of musicians helped Michael develop a feel for music at a young age and he started playing drums when he was 9 years old.

 

"There was always a guitar strumming or music playing over the radio growing up in Central Illinois.”

Video

Mark Fitchett's Videos

Mark Fitchett's Videos
Mark Fitchett Band blues reel
01:43
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Mark Fitchett Band blues reel

Blues Duet: See Things My Way
05:41
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Blues Duet: See Things My Way

Flip Flop and Fly
01:17
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Flip Flop and Fly

Fitchett blues guitar solo Bootlegger Dumble clone
02:08
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Fitchett blues guitar solo Bootlegger Dumble clone

Upcoming gigs

Friday, April 12 from 9-12

The Slip Bar in Lomita

Sunday, April 21 

Mothers in Sunset Beach

Saturday April 20 from 6-9

Project Barley in Torrance

Saturday April 27 from 4-7

The Seahawk Cocktail Lounge in Lakewood

The Starboard Attitude on Redondo Pier

Live

Address

3840 Woodruff Avenue, Suite 109

Long Beach CA 90808

Phone

310-918-0439

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