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.
"I had such a great time performing with the Mark Lalama Trio. So musical: the playing, the singing, the song writing, the energy. It’s not a band for the faint of heart! And they play together like a band-not just musicians thrown together. It’s hard to believe so much sound is coming from just the three of them. They are the total package." - Guido Basso, instrumentalist (trumpet, flugel horn, harmonica)/composer/conductor/recording artist/Order of Canada recipient.
“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
"Authentic. Engaging. Inspiring." - Richard Mills, The Feldman Agency
"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
"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
"He's a giant. A true artist. I played LEAVE THAT GUY a bunch of times. I love him!" - Roger Hodgson, Supertramp