Mark Bentley has shared the stage with: Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Lucky Peterson, Hollis Gentry, Nick Gravenites (Electric Flag), Mark Hummel, Carlos Reyes, Geno Delafose, Lazy Lester and...opened for the likes of Molly Hatchett, The Doobie Brothers, Gatemouth Brown, Etta James, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughn, Johnny Lang, Rosie Ladet, Guitar Shorty, Chris Cain

Mark Bentley – Keyboard Pro

A Lifetime of Making Music

Mark grew up in Philadelphia, and started singing in the church choir and playing piano when he was just 7 years old.

Raised on Allman Brothers, Little Feat and Frank Zappa, he co-founded the group Frankie and the Wombats playing at local dances and parties, by age 17 he was playing in clubs throughout the Tri-State area. Relocating to Southern California in 1984, Mark soon found himself back in the spotlight as an in-demand singer, keyboard player, and sideman.

Experienced Sideman & Band Leader

Mark’s keyboard skills and voice have lit up the stage all over the West Coast as a member of a variety of excellent Southern California Bands including: Blue Shades, Chill Boy, Michele Lundeen’s Blues Streak Band, Fuzzy and the Bluesmen, Planet Groove w/Hollis Gentry, Swing This, Will Sumner & Tropic Zone, The Buddha Belly Brotherhood, The Nik Simon Band, The Bayou Brothers and The Vtones.

Most recently, you can catch Mark performing his smoldering sound with Johnny Vernazza, the 145th Street Blues Band, The Shenanigans, and tribute bands Easy Wind (Classic Grateful Dead), and Eldorado Slim (celebrating the Little Feat album “Waiting for Columbus”).

Contact Mark Bentley


  • Kurzweil PC3X
  • Hammond XK3
  • Prophet ’08 Rev2
  • Motion Sound KP500 KeyPro stereo amplifier
  • Roli Seaboard Rise49 multitouch controller
  • Nord Electro 2-73
  • Hammond B2 chopped by Bill Beer
  • Hammond A100 with Leslie 45 (Converted to 2 Speed)
  • Hammond CV with Hammond Pr20 Tone Cabinet
  • Hohner Clavinet D6
  • KorgT3 synth
  • Behringer XR18 digital marketing mixer
  • Carvin 4 channel power amp
  • JBL 15″ 2-way PA cabinets
  • Community 12″ monitors
  • Fender 12″ monitors
  • Carvin 12-channel powered mixer
  • Carvin 8-channel powered mixer
  • Roland KC350 amp
  • Digital Performer 9
  • Drumcore
  • iMac
  • Macbook Pro
  • If you’re interested in equipment rentals for studio use, etc., please CONTACT MARK



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