Mark Castro Band
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Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.

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- The Mark Castro Band -


Featured as the top classic rock band in the Tahoe Magazine Winter Edition - 2012;
This band is available as a 3-piece dance band or as an acoustic duo. Great for any setting.
Our full band is fabulous for outdoor events, as we are family friendly and have a wide repertoire of classic songs. For indoor events, the band tones down just enough to keep the energy up, but still allow for conversations and drink orders. For a more active and exciting show, the band offers great music performed by professional musicians, appreciated by dancers and spectators.
For a restaurant setting or a cocktail hour, our duo is entertaining and yet unobtrusive, allowing patrons to still enjoy their meal and conversation with quality music. The duo is a perfect addition to a relaxing dinneror laid back event.

Satiasongs Publishing
8455 Offenhauser Drive #1427
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 391-7757
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Currently, The Mark Castro Band is performing an eclectic mix of exciting classic songs from Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, The Ventures, Prince, Michael Jackson, Santana, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Led Zepplin, and The Beatles, as well as songs that are not often performed by cover groups. The Mark Castro Band takes pride in its musicianship, and every sound heard is authentic, no gimmicks - no tracks or sequencers. Unique in his speed, agility, and repertoire; with his own brand of originality and perfection, Mark can pay tribute to any piece of music and thrill the audience with the familiarity of the song and yet take it to a higher level. Mark's original compositions feature flowing melodies and virtuoso leads.

Thank you for considering the Mark Castro Band for booking.

Feel Free to contact these references:

Lyon County District Attorney - Bob Auer (775) 246-6130
Pioneer Crossing Casino - Troy (775)225-9742
Sparks Chamber of Commerce - Greg - (775) 353-2291
Hyatt Regency - David - (303) 714-6668
7800 Bar and Grill at Kirkwood Ski Resort - David - (209) 258-8880
Alpine Lake Resort - Gigi or Steve - (209) 753-6350

Also, please see our schedule at
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You are welcome to contact any of those clubs for referrals as well.

The Mark Castro Band is an energetic musical ensemble from The Bay Area. Currently featuring classic rock music, The Mark Castro Band is a favorite of a wide variety of audiences, with a surprising mix of fun, exciting, romantic or moody songs - something to please everyone.

Phenomenal guitarist, Mark Castro, became popular in the East Bay during his high school years. Soon after, he toured for Island and Atlantic records, with the great Reggae band, Inner Circle (Bad Boys), which included ABC's televised concert with other great bands like Duran Duran, the Bee Gee's, Barry White, and David Bowie. Mark is the featured guitarist on their album, Something So Good, on Carrere Records. When located in The Bay Area, The Mark Castro Band could be seen regularly at The Keystone Family Clubs. His band members have included Santana alumni, bassist, Dave Brown, and percussionist, Rico Reyes, prompting an in depth interview with Jim McCarthy, author of "Voices of Latin Rock." Mark has opened for other great guitarists including Robin Trower, Ronnie Montrose, Roy Buchanan, and many more. Mark has also performed with Latin Legends, Jorge Santana and Richard Bean, of Malo. (Suavecito); with The Mark Castro Band opening the show. Mark and his band recently performed for Guitar Player Magazine's Live Concert in September of 2009 in Livermore, which featured only the best guitarists in the Bay area.

Mark's singer and bass player is Satia. Originally from New York, Doris Runcie, aka Satia, received her Bachelor of Music Theory and Composition Degree from the University of Maryland. Before working with Mark, Satia was the leader of her original group, SATIA. SATIA won numerous competitions; including The San Mateo County Fair Battle of the Bands and San Francisco's Boathouse Battle. Her band opened for Greg Kihn (Jeopardy) and Satia has jammed with Buddy Miles (drummer for Jimi Hendrix), performed regularly in the Bay area, and appeared often on community television stations in Santa Cruz, Hayward, Seattle, and Pacifica. Satia is also a filmmaker, with works that have been shown at the New York Film Festival, at The Palms Resort in Las Vegas, and in Los Angeles; and The Santa Cruz Film Festival. Satia has taught music for The Midwest School of Music, and at The Tahoe Conservatory of Music; and Sparks Music and Learning Center. She is currently teaching music and is manager of the band and orchestra department at Carpenter's Music World.

In recent years, The Mark Castro Band has been performing mostly in the Reno/Tahoe area, at annual events like Street Vibrations, The Rib Cook-off, The Cantelope Festival, The Tahoe Snow Fest, Kings Beach Summer Nights, Hot August Nights Swap Meets, The Reno Toy Run, for numerous motorcycle runs that benefit the community, as well as regular clubs, ski and summer resorts, casinos, weddings, private and corporate parties.

Satiasongs Publishing, currently based in the Reno/Tahoe Area, manages and books The Mark Castro Band. The group can be seen from the West Coast to Salt Lake and from Las Vegas to Oregon.

If you wish to view our entire schedule go to ://calendar./satiasongs

For more information please contact:
Satia 8455 Offenhauser Drive #1427 Reno, NV. 89511
(775) 391-7757

Screen name:
satia
Member since:
Apr 22 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
13
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
60 years

Members Of Band

Guitar - Mark Castro
Bass/ lead vocals - Satia
Drums

CALENDAR

Past Events

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evening
August 21st, 22nd and 23rd
David Wally's Hot Springs
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa
5-10

Friday Night, August 28th
Red Hawk Golf Course - David's Grill
6590 North Wingfield Parkway
Spanish Springs
6-9

Friday, Saturday and Evening, September 4th, 5th and 6th
Wolf Creek Restaurant and Bar
14830 CA-89
Markleeville
6-10

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evening
September 25th, 26th, and 27th
David Wally's Hot Springs
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa
5-10

Friday Evening, October 30th
David Wally's Hot Springs
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa
6-9


Saturday, October 31st
Plumas Club
443 Main Street
Quincy
9-1


Thursday Night, December 31st
Genoa Bar
2282 Main Street
Genoa
9-12:30

Mark Castro Band Performance

Saturday, July 4th
North Star Resort
100 North Star Drive
Truckee
3-6

Mark Castro Band Performances

Friday Night, June 26th
Main Street Bar and Lounge
395 Main Street
Quincy
9-Midnight

Mark Castro B
and Performances

Friday Night, June 19th
Red Hawk Golf Course - David's Grill
6590 North Wingfield Parkway
Spanish Springs
6-9


Saturday and Sunday Evening
June 20th and 21st
David Wally's Hot Springs
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa
5-10

Mark Castro Band Performance

Sunday Evening, May 24th
David Wally's Hot Springs
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa
5-9

Mark Castro Band Performances


Saturday Night, March 28th
The Corkscroo
10 East 9th Street
Reno
10-Midnight