February and March 2011 Gigs
3 Degrees Lounge at The Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos February 11th, 12th and 14th From 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
Oniels in San Francisco February 12th from 10 P.M. TO 12:30 a.m.
Havana Sol in Vallejo March 5th From 9 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Mcgoverns in San Mateo From 10 P.M. to 1:30 A.M.
Mark Kaye Band May 2010 gigs
Straits Santana Row San Jase, CA - Sunday May,2,16,30th 8 PM to 11PM
Straits Burlingame CA - every Sunday 1PM to 4PM
Jason Stephens Winery - Fridy May 14th 6P to 9PM
Jillians San Francisco Ca - Friday May 21st
Every Friday 6PM to 9PM the toll house hotel in Los Gatos CA
It's a Funky Thing
MENLO PARK, CA - March 30, 2002
Mark Kaye's new CD, I Can Love You, is an energetic blend of neo-soul and Latin and old school funk. Released on daFunk Records, the album starts with a shout "A bailar!" and dances into a heady Latin rhythm. The upbeat pace continues throughout the sexy and playful recording.
Kaye lets his imagination run free--creating fantasy worlds populated by mysterious goddesses, powerful wizards, and wild temptresses. Dreams, spirituality, love, and passion inspire the songs. The music is uplifting--clearly expressing emotion and hope.
The album is mostly a one-man show, displaying Kaye's talents as a songwriter, singer, keyboardist, percussionist, and producer. However, Sandy Griffin (whose voice has adorned recordings by Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, and Al Green) sings background female vocals on five tracks. Respected San Francisco R&B producer Jerry Stucker plays rhythm guitar on "Until You've Tried Me."
In addition to recording five CDs, Kaye also wrote and starred in Tales from the Far Country. Grammy-nominated producer Greg Landau said of the one-man show: "The raw and explosive talent of Mark Kaye and his original songs and music combine to create the most unique and entertaining musical comedy I've ever seen."
The busy and versatile artist also sings and plays a custom guitar keyboard synthesizer with the Calvin Darkness Band. The '70s and '80s dance band features Santana's drummer and the horn section from the Huey Lewis and the News Band. The Calvin Darkness Band has opened for Elton John, Diana Ross, James Brown, and Chubby Checker.
Funk aficionados can listen to MP3s from I Can Love You at daFUNK.com
. The Web site also sells the album for $13.95.