The Mark Chapman Band is a five piece regional band, hailing from Southwest Missouri, featuring Mark Chapman (vocals, guitar, keys), Bill Bruce (lead guitar), Randall Wildman (vocals, bass, keys), Vince Herbert (guitar,banjo),and Bart Kelley (drums).
Infusing modern country music with a subtle rock and roll swagger, the Mark Chapman Band's unique sound is both honest and edgy, combining elements of traditional country, blues and southern rock, and even some pop infused melodies to convey songs that relate to the life of the "common man." Chapman's songs address themes of love, loss, life struggles, and family, among other thematic material associated with rural life and small town living. The MCB's music has found success in radio garnering airplay in several major markets throughout the midwest region.
Over the years, Mark Chapman has become a true entertainer in every sense of the word. He owns the stage and knows how to get the best out of a great crowd. Through hard work and determination, The MCB has been packing out venues for over half a decade, with their high energy live shows and polished productions. In 2011, on the heels of the devastating EF-5 tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo, The MCB released the single "Where Would You Go." All proceeds from the song, co-written and produced by Chapman and Bruce, were to benefit the rebuilding of Joplin. The accompanying "self produced" video would go viral within days receiving over 70,000 views on youtube. The song continues to touch countless people around the world.
The MCB has recorded and released two full length cd's in addition to their latest release, an EP titled, "The Nashville Sessions." The MCB has served as tour support for national acts such as The Eli Young Band, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner over the past few years, and has an vibrant and growing fan base. The MCB Facebook presence has grown to over 6500 and counting.
In the spirit of the traditional country rebels like Waylon, Willie, and Hank, The MCB continues to make new fans with their rockin' country sound, talented musicianship, and honest songwriting as they go from town to town, place to place, one show at a time.