Mark And Ted
Mark Bottoni and Ted Bennett have been charming their audiences with interpretations of "The Standards," "Oldies," Rock'n Roll, Latin rhythms, Italian love songs as well as portraying the magic styles of Ray Charles, Sinatra, Bobby Darin, The Beatles, Barry White,Van Morrison, Neil Diamond... and the beat goes on.
We have a loyal following of friends and associates that visit and patronize the bars, lounges, restaurants and clubs we perform at. We publish a monthly email of our schedule for our friends and following.
Give Mark a call at (201) 328-4786
Or Teddy at (201) 532-8701
Or Email at Mark_and_ted@Live.Com.
Teddy Bennett started his career in the early 1960's with a group called the Plurals. They had a few hit records in the Tri-State area. "Miss Annie" and "Goodnight" were their top hits. Later in the 60's, Ted formed a band called "The Bachelor's Five," with Joe Pesci on guitar. After Joe left to become a star, the band traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Mark Bottoni has been a professional musician since the age of 14. Like so many, he started music lessons at the age of 8 on the accordion. He moved on to the organ for about 7 years and then switched to piano. His mentoring was from Ashley Miller, who was the organist at Radio City Music Hall for many years.
His first job at the age of 14 was performing at church masses. Later, he provided music for fashion shows and extensively performed with his band in night clubs and restaurants. He was the musical director for a number of Off-Broadway variety shows and performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Plaza, Ritz Carlton, The Boathouse, Waldorf Astoria and throughout Greenwich Village clubs, accompanying musical and comedy acts.
Mark has recorded music for commercials as well as creating sound tracks for the Singing Toy Dolls seen in store displays. He has performed for many years with his "Big Band" called "Revelation" at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate functions and parties.
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Let's enjoy the warm weather at LeJardin on Wednesday, July 8 and 22 from 6 till 10 PM. Great outdoor bar overlooking the Hudson River and GW bridge. Check the schedule page for address and phone number.
It's Italian Night at Gianna's on Tuesday, July 14 from 7 till 10 PM. Check the schedule page for address and phone number. Reservations are highly suggested for this gala evening!