Meet the members of The Chuck Taylors
Piano | Vocals
Most know me as a professional musician, piano player, singer, songwriter, but that is only a part of who I am. I am a dad, husband, son, uncle, roller coaster enthusiast, LEGO builder, Star Wars aficionado, and rescuer of dogs who need a second chance.
Entertaining is my full-time job. My livelihood depends on providing the best experience for my clients. I promise you that I will give you every bit of my energy to make your party a once in a lifetime event. I play every event like it's my last. The same can be said for every member of The Chuck Taylors.
I'm living proof that anyone can overcome adversity. I suffered from a debilitating stutter/ stammer when I was young kid and teenager. It's quite ironic that now I make my living talking and singing.
I've played on some big stages for thousands of people, had a record deal in Nashville, and have a dozen songs published in Catholic hymnals, but my greatest musical accomplishment is seeing the joy on the faces of our clients, their families and guests.
Guitar | Vocals
He is co-founder and lead singer for the now defunct original rock trio Odd Man
Out who opened for national acts including:
Mark is also a prolific song writer. His original CDs have been met with critical
White is Gray (2004) “It’s a stirring, stunning achievement by a true
artist.” Citybeat Magazine
Humor Implied (2000) “. . . one of the year’s most rewarding surprises.”
In addition to Mark’s energetic and engaging stage presence, he has written
and recorded custom music for local, national and international commercials
and videos including:
Award winning Cincinnati Eye Institute video for eye surgery procedures
Northgate Chrysler Jeep
Aurora Casket Company
Mark is a diverse musician with theatre experience, too.
Performed with Know Theatre Tribe for production of Jonathan Larson’s
(Rent) “Tick, Tick . . . Boom”
Performed with New Stage Collective’s performance of “The Full Monty.”
Regular performer at Taste of Cincinnati, WEBN Spring Break Party,
Brian Hogg (AKA BOSS)
Saxophone | Vocals
William Brian Hogg is an international performer, recording artist and Conn-Selmer and Harry Hartmann Fiberreed Endorsing artist known for his fierce and moving performances.
Hogg boasts over 25 years of playing and teaching experience in the United Kingdom, Canada, Morocco North Africa, France, South Africa, Mexico, and several states across the United States. Hogg’s passionate approach to music touches the lives of thousands of people yearly on the stage and in the classroom.
Hogg has performed with or accompanied a wide array of artists including the Temptations, the Coasters, the Dells, Josh Groban, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, the Drifters, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band, Scott Hamilton, Mahmoud Guinia, Brad Goode, John Von Ohlen, Manhattan Transfer, Lonnie Mack, Steve Turre, the Gypsy Kings, Carl Weathersby, Jeff Coffin, Rick Margitza, and Little Anthony and the Imperials to name a few.
William Hogg is a noted instrumental composer and arranger and is the co-founder of the Voyager Jazz Ensemble, a group that has performed national and internationally at a variety of festivals and venues.
William Hogg is the Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northern KY University.
Bass Guitar | Vocals
Tim Watson is a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
He is so humble that he insists on keeping his musical accomplishments to himself (and there are many).
Tim is a dad, a husband and a loyal friend.
Drums | Percussion
John Taylor is multi-instrumentalist force of nature. Not only is he an elite drummer, he also plays piano and guitar at a very high level. In addition to performing, John is also an accomplished songwriter.
His list of musical accomplishments place him in a league of professionals that few can match.
Berklee College of Music
Dayton Symphony Orchestra
Northern KY Symphony
John currently Teaches drumming at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and can be heard playing with the Phil DeGreg Trio in addition to performing with The Chuck Taylors.