The music of Mark DeRose & The Dreadnoughts calls upon DeRose's (S/SW) love for rootsy blue-eyed soul and classic rock of the late 60s and 70s. One review summarized the music as, “Thoughtful and provocative, laden with metaphors of hope and celebration for life. It’s the stuff that makes feel good music feel so good!”.
With 5 albums, 2 EP's and a long list of venues, events and festivals to his credit, DeRose has been sharing his original music with audiences for over 2 decades. He's opened for national touring artists Rusted Root, Gin Blossoms, Michelle Branch, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler, The Sugar Hill Gang and Josh Kelley. As well, he performed as part of an NFL halftime show for the Baltimore Ravens, and his music has been licensed for use on daytime television.
For nearly 10 years, DeRose has been forging his craft with his musical brothers in the Dreadnoughts. The core of the band is held down by DeRose on guitars and keys, Chris Jakubowicz on bass and Dan Brenner on drums. A rich layer of melodic goodness is then added by the DREADNOUGHT's two man horn section of Ryan Shenk on sax and Vinny Shickora on Trumpet. Additionally, DeRose loves the opportunity to take advantage of his bandmate's ability to sing harmony vocals, frequently adding the use of 3 and 4 part harmonies to their songs. Willing and ready to perform their mix of both originals and covers, the band is musically pliable and able to entertain a wide variety of audiences.
The main goal when this band steps on stage is simple, spread a little joy through music! For fans of Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, The Doobies, Tedeschi Trucks, The Allman Brothers and The Band.
OPENER/SUPPORT - Blues Traveler, Rusted Root, Michelle Branch, Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain, Josh Kelley, Tony Lucca, Sugar Hill Gang, Amy Speese & shared the stage with the Baltimore Marching Ravens as a part of an NFL Halftime Show.
NOMINATIONS - Album "In Search of the Good Days" nominated for Album of the Year in '21 by the Central Pa. Musician's Hall Of Fame. Showcased 7 times at various industry events.
PERFORMANCES - Performed at over 200 varied Festivals, Events, Venues and Colleges. (FOR A FULL LIST OF PAST PERFORMANCES, see PDF enclosed below in section labeled "Show Advance")
LICENSED MUSIC - music licensed for use on daytime television.
“ Top notch band - I highly recommend them, and I certainly will be hiring them again! ” - Carley Balindabagabo - INGOMA Events
“"(In Search of the Good Days" is) balm for the blues... an uplifting blend of soulful, rootsy jams with a twinge of vintage flair, it offers the exact kind of music we could all use a little more of right now". ” - Claire Hannum, Fine Living Lancaster - Issue 58
“Mark DeRose plays a sunny blend of folk and funk. The music shines through those ‘glass half empty days’” - Mike Cagesso, York Daily Record
“All in the band are professionals, great guys and easy to work with. The band is not only a joy to book, but also a joy to listen to - from start to finish. ” - Rob DeJessa - Booking, Wyndridge Beer Garden - Lancaster, PA