Classic rock group performs in Topaz

The Mark Castro Band will perform 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday night at Topaz Lodge and Casino on Highway 395 at Topaz Lake.

The Mark Castro Band is a rock group from the bay area. This trio is led by guitarist, Mark Castro.

Castro became popular in the East Bay during his high school years. Soon after, he toured and recorded with the reggae band, Inner Circle (Bad Boys).

When located in the bay area, The Mark Castro Band performed regularly at The Keystone Family Clubs. Band members have included Santana alumni, Dave Brown and Rico Reyes. Castro has opened for other great guitarists including Robin Trower, Ronnie Montrose, Roy Buchanan and more. Recently, Castro performed with Latin Legends, Jorge Santana and Richard Bean, of Malo. (Suavecito).

Currently, The Mark Castro Band is performing classic rock songs from Chuck Berry, Santana, Jeff Beck, Hendrix and The Beatles, as well as songs that are not often performed by cover trios. With his own brand of originality and perfection, Castro can take any piece of music and thrill the audience with the familiarity of the song and yet take it to a higher level.

Castro's singer and bass player is Satia. Originally from New York, Doris Runcie, aka Satia, received her bachelor of music theory and composition degree from the University of Maryland. Before working with Castro, Satia was the leader of her original group, SATIA. Satiasongs Publishing, currently based in the Reno/Tahoe area, manages and books The Mark Castro Band. The group can be seen from the West Coast to Salt Lake and from Las Vegas to Oregon.

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