Mark Easterday & the 40oz Band:
Mark Easterday – Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Mark has loved country music since the late glory days of the early ’90s. Growing up in San Bernardino, he performed in musical theater and loved the stage. He brings his fun personality to the country stage, along with his love of a good drinkin’ song and the drink that goes with it!
David Lockeretz – Lead guitar, upright bass, cowbell
Dave is a professional musician and tremendous private instructor, helping Mark realize his dream of playing country music on stage. His formal training at the Berklee College of Music is apparent in his depth of skill across many instruments. Most notably, of course, with a cowbell! Dave is the long-time bassist in South Bay Blues Authority, playing hundreds of venues for 15 years in SoCal.
Kevin MacShane and Jake Jacobs – Drums
Robb Forby - Bass
Robb began his professional career in 1972 – stealing away his older brother’s bass to play with his Jr. High jazz band. His career took off immediately composing and arranging at age thirteen. Thus began a life of touring with artists like Marisela (Latin Pop), Andrè Crouch (Gospel), Lisa Marie Sweet (Country), Cowboy Buddha (Alternative/Country), Lenny Kerley (The Cryan’ Shames) and Shari Puorto (Blues).
Elizabeth Parks – Keyboard, vocals, percussion
Liz has a long history of performance in prominent Southern California country bands. New to The 40oz Band since the Fall of 2012, Liz has added strong vocals and vibrant keyboard play along with a real love of country music. She has performed at most of the popular country venues throughout Southern California.
Here are a few of the places where you can see Mark Easterday & The 40oz Band:
- Saddle Sore Saloon, Norco
- Canyon Inn, Yorba Linda
- Swallow’s Inn, San Juan Capistrano
- Tracy’s Bar and Grill, Long Beach
- Casa Ranchero, Ladera Ranch
- 49rs Tavern, Long Beach
- Bella Terra mall ampitheater, Huntington Beach
- Surf City Nights, Huntington Beach
- Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
- Sts. Simon and Jude Fall Festival, Huntington Beach
- Orange County Marketplace, Costa Mesa
- Breakaway Sports Lounge & Eatery, Tustin
The honor was ours having you and the 40oz band perform for us. Our gratitude is boundless, not only for your ‘outstanding and professional’ performance, but for your skill in reaching out to an adoring audience. The connection you made with everyone… was priceless. Your performance united three generations of family on the dance floor which is a talent only few bands can make claims to. We look forward to the amazing relationship we have with Mark Easterday & the 40oz. Band for years to come. Respectfully, Don and everyone here at SSJ
Don Aragon, Sts. Simon & Jude Church Fall Festival, Huntington Beach, CA