Western New York's Favorite Country Band
West of the Mark was born of an acoustic duo in 2004. At end of 2013, the band has played over 600 shows locally and regionally since its inception. Based in Buffalo, NY, the band has been and continues to be the busiest and most requested band in the area. Their long standing relationship with local radio station WYRK 106.5FM can attest to that.
2016 brought another award to the band as they were voted "Nightlife Magazine's" "best vocal country band!" 2013 the band was honored with the People's Choice/Artvoice 'Best Country Band'" in Buffalo. They again earned this honor in 2014 and have won it in the past in 2010 and 2008 as well. WOTM has been honored with several band and individual awards since 2010. They can be viewed on THE BAND page.
WOTM has opened for 51 National Acts since 2004. These are legitimate "open slots" that are on same stage as national act just prior to their show. It's an important distinction as many bands claim they have had "opens" and actually perform at a support tent by a local beer distributor or several hours prior to headliner in festival style. 2015 held open slots for Jamie O'neal, Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs and Craig Campbell. In 2013, we were asked and performed with Jerrod Niemann, David Nail (2x), and JT Hodges. 2012 included Dustin Lynch, Clay Walker, Steel Magnolia and James Wesley. 2011: James Wesley, Uncle Kracker, Lo cash Cowboys, and Jack Ingram. 2010: Dierks Bentley, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Mark Wills, Lee Brice and Josh Gracin. 2009 had Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Brice and more.
Other highlights include Luke Bryan, Confederate Railroad, Marty Stuart and the Oak Ridge boys.... 2016 highlights shall include the band's very first "Scholarship Performance Concert" for Sweet Home Schools. Other highlighted shows to include CANALFEST for the 8th straight year, Buffalo Brewfest, LANCASTER INDEPENDENCE DAYS,Hamburg's "Burgerfest" and some of the biggest beer tents in the WNY area..Not to mention being the anchor band for Mickey Rats Beach Club for the 7th year in a row with local radio support from WYRK 106.5 FM.
West of the Mark is the first band new clubs come to within the Buffalo Area when starting a live country night, and are widely regarded as the go-to band for large events. The popularity with the locales and line dance community is unparalleled. Playing hits from the 90's through today, and staying current is what has kept this band at the forefront for several years. With all players having been honored and/or nominated for awards in their respected disciplines, they are able to play with energy and styling that ring true to the original recordings with their own little twists to each song they perform. Three and four part harmonies are mixed in the ENTIRE set lists, not just a few songs throughout the night, separating this band from the others. The performance that is given nightly makes believers of new country fans and non-country music fans alike.
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