PLUSH is made up of four talented individuals from the Philly area.
In addition to extensive performing, recording and writing credits, these guys have been friends for over 20 years. This friendship and shared love for their music makes this band a genuine musical experience. Plush is known for not just playing the popular tunes, but throwing in those rarities that you haven't heard for a while, like the Guess Who, Jethro Tull and Men at Work. A unique feature of the band is the Mystery Song, which is where the boys learn their individual parts and perform it as a group for the first time live at the gig. The folks get to vote whether it's a keeper or not. (99% of the time it is!) Whether time-tested material or a new Mystery Song, Plush strives to sound true to the original record.
The Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Flute, Harmonica are just a few of the instruments Joe plays with PLUSH. And yes, PLUSH is his real last name. Joe has an encyclopedic knowledge of artists and their hits... Ask him to play a song and chances are that he knows it. An extremely talented and energetic performer, Joe also performs solo in various clubs and restaurants..
A multi-instrumentalist, Mark has performed with various local "circuit" groups such as "Captain Jack & The Loveseekers", "Philly Heat" and "The City Rhythm Orchestra" as well as being called on as a sideman for national acts that come through town like "The Skyliners" and Jazz great "Richie Cole". In addition to club, private and recording session work, Mark doubles on Upright Bass and leads the successful Philadelphia based band, Soul Purpose "Philly's Hottest 11 Piece Dance Band.
John is the newest member of Plush. As a founding member of Rattlesnake Drive, John has been playing the Montgomery County circuit for years. We are looking forward to many long years together.
Marc was born in the Philadelphia area and grew up playing in a variety of local musical groups. He attended Penn State and later transferred to Temple University and received his degree in Jazz/ Commercial Music Performance. He has performed, recorded and toured in the Northeast area over the years with a variety of groups including: Captain Jack & The Loveseekers, Animal House, City Rhythm Orchestra, Soul Purpose, Martin’s Law, The Mark, The Dreamlovers, The Orlons, The John McNutt Band, Newtown Sax Quartet, Joe Rathbone and countless others.