Location: Birmingham,AL

Genre/style: Jazz, Blues, Light Rock

Business contact: Mark Brewer

Mailing address : 223 Calloway Ln, Pelham, AL, 35124

Phone: 205-335-3006

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take 3

Members: Mark Brewer (Bass), John Oliver (Drums), Benton Robbins (Guitar)


Mark Brewer  

Take 3’s bassist, brings to the group a veritable treasure trove of experience both as a touring professional in some of the most well-known bands in the country and as a much sought-out session musician. He has performed professionally for the past 40 years . His musical resume also includes session work at Stone Mountain Sound & Jam Studios in Atlanta and his 4-year stint with The Joe Lagano Band in Atlanta produced many records and albums that still appear on eBay and at record conventions to date. He is a versatile musician that has mastered drums, guitar and keyboards, and he arranges most all of Take 3’s musical productions as well. Mark is the consummate “musician’s musician”; that is, he is able to play effortlessly in all music genres with all different types of musicians. He is proficient in music theory and is able to translate those abilities into the different settings and styles of each musical performance.

John Oliver    

Take 3’s drummer extraordinaire, brings a wealth of professional experience and variety of musical influences to the ensemble. The son of a very successful sax/clarinet player (with a #1 local hit in the early sixties), he was carted around at a very early age to hear the likes of Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, Buddy Rich and his Orchestra, and many, many local musicians at nightclubs that only exist now in memory (The Cain Break, Grundy’s, Brothers Music Hall, to name a few). Oliver has been grooming his chops since taking lessons over 40 years ago from none other than local drum legend Dale Serrano. Since then, he has played at virtually every local music venue, both with his own bands and with other local bands throughout the southeast. Oliver is the “quintessential” pocket drummer, never getting in the way of the other musicians and knowing instinctively when to “push” the groove up (or down) based on the mood and vibe of the room. He plays only vintage kits, especially important for recreating the nostalgic drum sounds of the greats such as Joe Morello, Louis Bellson and Gene Krupa.

Source: Mark Brewer

More info:

Video: Mercy Mercy Mercy WMV V9 http://youtu.be/kKwBZMX7rSY

Video: Sonnymoon For Two "Take 3" trio, Live at Ona's http://youtu.be/s5MtReAbBkM

Video: Take 3 on Fox 6 WMV V9 http://youtu.be/SOG8ytsKo3M

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