Mark Closs, The Michael Eakins Band, Bear With Me & Emily Kopp

TPHMH Showcase: 4 Bands $3

Mark Closs, The Michael Eakins Band, Bear With Me & Emily Kopp

Tue, December 18, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$3 at the door

Tickets Available at the Door

Mark Cloos
Mark Cloos
For fans of: John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Hootie and the Blowfish

As innovative as he is entertaining, with catchy melodies over unique strum patterns, Mark Cloos is a fun, laid-back yet wild musical experience ranging from simple songs to electrifying jams of love and memories. Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Mark grew up working at his family’s restaurant, Cloos’ Coney Island, which allowed him to meet many people within the music business which sparked an interest in writing and performing. After going to many shows from major artists to indie names, Mark decided to pursue a career in music and began teaching himself how to play multiple instruments including guitar, piano, drums and bass. He began to build his talents in early 2008 and started writing and recording with local musicians in the Raleigh area, leading to various shows, festivals and events across the region. Mark began performing as a rhythm guitarist for his first band till 2011, when he stepped up to become the lead vocalist. Apart from listening to all styles of music, Mark used strong influences from John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Hootie & The Blowfish to create a unique styling of sound as he took the frontman position. Gaining momentum with his performances in 2009, Mark opened for Lifehouse at a NC State event to a crowd of 6,000 students and also shared the stage with Corey Smith at The Lincoln Theatre to more than 3,000. After continuous shows at many of North Carolina’s colleges, Mark played for UNC Wilmington’s Festapalooza as well as Duke’s Welcome Freshman event at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Other major events include performances at Midtown’s Beach Music series with The Embers to 10,000 people, as well as the headlining spot for Strut ‘09 in Raleigh’s Convention Center. Most recently, Mark and his previous group were nominated for a 2013 Carolina Music Award for best rock group, setting the bar even higher for his solo career. Currently working on his debut solo album, Mark looks at music with a fresh perspective as a singer/songwriter. “I want to make music that mirrors major moments in life, from a couple’s first dance to a person’s first heartbreak to taking a girl home and getting lucky.” Recording at Osceola Studios in Raleigh, Mark pulls influences from past moments in life and puts a modern spin on them with timeless messages. His humorous personality and cheerful attitude mixed with his musical stylings of motown, pop, rock and reggae will make for one enjoyable album that will challenge you not to smile and dance to what is expected to be a “jukebox” of a record.
The Michael Eakins Band
The Michael Eakins Band
"You were born an original why die like anyone else?"
Bear With Me
Bear With Me
Former members of the Alt Rock band Stereotype, Ralph and Jon, "got the band back together" and knew they needed some tight guitar playing... That's where Mr. Harris came in. Let the games begin.

For fans of: Muse, Foster the People, and The Killers.
EMILY KOPP
EMILY KOPP
Emily Kopp is a 21 year old soul/pop/singer-songwriter based out of Orlando, FL. Growing up playing behind the drums for bands and strumming covers on her guitar at wine bars and coffee shops, this young star has discovered her potential. After working at a live music venue since the Summer of 2010, Emily has been inspired by artists that have stopped by such as Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Joe Bonamassa, and Marc Broussard. She went from being their hospitality/dressing room assistant to someone who is now paving her own path in the industry. Growing up, Emily was inspired by artists such as Norah Jones, John Mayer, Adele, Joss Stone, and Sara Bareilles. Now after finding her own voice, Emily shares a similar soulfulness that blends beautifully with those same artists who she has always admired.
On June 21, 2011 Emily released her first single "How Did We Get Here" with her debut EP "Potential" being released on November 19, 2011. In her short career, Emily has already played with reputable touring artists such as Michelle Branch, Parachute, Boyce Avenue, Brandi Carlile, and many more. She has been busy touring, and establishing herself in the Southeastern US with trips planned to all of the major markets in early 2012.

For fans of: John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, and Gavin Degraw
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/