David started playing the piano at the age of 8 years old. Listening to artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Oscar Peterson and more modern Blues artist such as Jools Holland, David developed a passion for Boogie Woogie and Blues piano.
At the age of 10 David began performing with his father's Blues band, Alfies Feet, playing at local venues and private parties wherever he could. From then on, he was playing full nights with the band until it split up in the year 2001. David continued playing the piano solo, performing at dinner parties, weddings and other private functions until 2005 when he formed The David Barton Trio. During this time David had the chance to perform alongside one of his younger Jazz idols and recently emerging artists, Jamie Cullum, as part of the London Jazz festival 2005. This built a foundation and was not only inspiring, but was a stepping stone for bigger things. In 2007, The David Barton Trio got the chance to support Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins at an anniversary event in Yorkshire.
“I’m really frightened, because he can play the piano better than me. I have a funny feeling he will have his own gig here one day " - Jamie Cullum, London RAH
Soon after this event, David realised there was a high demand for singing pianists in the entertainments industry and on the advice of his music teacher, he picked up a microphone and never looked back. Now a pianist and singer David took the opportunity to show case his talent in a local talent competition. In 2008, The Daily Mail Talent Trail hosted their annual talent competition which David won first prize of £2000, a photo shoot and the chance to record a demo at a recording studio. The Stage magazine were present at the final to judge the event and David later also received a write up in the national entertainment newspaper.
Dave started at a very young age singing and playing in the School Orchestra and Choir. He was also the Head Chorister at his local Church.
He played in various bands from the age of 15.
At age 18 Dave moved to West Germany, and during his 15 year stay there, he played in various function bands.
He returned to the U.K. in 1990 and set about about forming a male/female duo.
In 1992 and after 18 months and 3 female singers I met my ex-partner and we formed a successful duo Sophistication that also included a Carpenters Tribute Act “Close To You” and worked successfully together for 16 years until we parted company in January 2008.
In February 2008 I decided to work as a Solo Keyboard/Vocal Entertainer.
John first started working mainly as a solo act performing throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands with brief spells in bands and duo’s. In the Nineties Johnny formed a hugely successful tribute act called “The Moondog Beatles” but left the group a few years later to pursue a career with his other band and by 1995 Johnnys group “ The Joylanders” secured a recording contract with Bedford based “Integrity
records” and released their 7” promo single “Yesterdays Happenings”, followed by two more songs, “Jack’s house” and “Take the world away”. After a brief spell of minor success the band split and in 2001 Johnny left the uk to carry on performing music on the island of Tenerife
He has a diverse range appealing to most genres of ages. From country to rock, Ballads or pop. Currently with over a thousand plus songs to his varied set here are just a few of the artistes Johnny currently covers: The Eagles, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Roy Orbison, E.L.O,
Paul Weller, Kings of Leon, Killers, Bryan Adams, Johnny Cash,
Small Faces, The Drifters, Bay City Rollers, Abba, Rod Stewart,
Coldplay, Housemartins, Pogues, Dean Martin, The Fratellis., Oasis,
Neil Diamond, Stereophonics, Kaiser chiefs, and Elvis!
Having played countless live shows over a 25 year period Johnny Mac is a highly experienced entertainer fully self contained and available for any function any day of the week.
Mark started his professional career in 1991 playing guitar and backing vocals in resident house bands for Haven/Warner holidays, often providing backing music for touring cabaret acts. This is where he honed his musical skill, having to sight read musical charts often with little or no rehearsal. Mark has done session work and dep jobs before starting his duo with his wife Caroline. As a solo performer Mark can turn his hand to pretty much any style of music and there will be something in his repertoire for everybody from classic rock, Country, 90’s Britpop to today’s chart hits.