Mark Lalama Trio
The Mark Lalama Trio is Mark Lalama on keyboards and vocals, Davide DiRenzo on drums and vocals, and Rich Moore on bass and vocals. This trio is fast earning a reputation as one of the most engaging and intuitive bands around. Separately they are in-demand session and touring musicians who have played on hundreds of stages and studio recordings. Together they create a unique brand of genre bending magic. It's a rare combination: impassioned and gifted performers who seem to share a musical telepathy, delivering incredible original songs and never failing to inspire those who are there to take it all in.
"You fellas are so dammed good… great players all, with oodles of feel and ears like satellite dishes...I felt like a mangy dog riding shotgun in the back seat of a Cadillac. Thank you so much for inviting me to the party."
-Stephen Fearing, multi award-winning singer/songwriter.
“HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING. HOLY CRAP.” -Sarah Slean, internationally renowned singer-songwriter/composer/recording artist/poet/visual artist.
"You guys are all monsters!" - John McDermott , Iconic Canadian Tenor
“Having heard the Mark Lalama Trio for the past 3 years, I'm always amazed when they play. Individually, they are first call musicians but when they play together, something else happens - something profound. Now Mark is a truly gifted songwriter - maybe songcrafter is the word here - and the songs can run from contemplative to uplifting to bourbon-soaked and when the band delivers them, I'm usually turning to the person beside me in disbelief asking, "did that just happen?" They can create such sweeping sonic landscapes and then bring it in to whisper in your ear - sometimes within the same song. The band moves through the dynamic and nuance of the music by offering and receiving so there is this grace, this openness between them in which we're invited to join.” - Brian Andres, Applewood Hollow B&B
"These three...draw you in and keep you there...taking you on a musical roller coaster that will have you smiling and laughing one minute and weeping the next. They are the appetizer, the main course and dessert all rolled into one deletable evening for the senses -- It just doesn't get any better than this." - Deb Slade, Director, Centre for the Arts, Brock University, 2012 National Arts Presenter of the Year
"He's a giant. A true artist." - Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
"I am humbled when I hear work such as yours. It is so good." -Ian Thomas, multi award winning singer-songwriter.
“The Canadian John Hiatt has arrived and is taking no prisoners.” -Maury LaFoy, bassist and mutli instrumentalist/composer/producer.
"They are the total package." - Guido Basso, instrumentalist (trumpet, flugel horn, harmonica)/composer/conductor/recording artist/Order of Canada recipient.
"Authentic. Engaging. Inspiring." - Richard Mills, The Feldman Agency
"There is a certain colour only visible when the sky breaks with wild thunder and fearless birds, There is an electric wave that moves out from the spirits of these three men, a single curve on the tide, Glowing of a certain colour, Only visible when the sky breaks with wild thunder and the fearless birds forget to notice." - Daniel Romano, singer/songwriter.