West of the Mark has performed over 800 shows since 2004 from WNY to Rochester and Syracuse. West of the Mark is a vocally driven band that performs songs from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, today and some of the classic favorites. The band offers a collection that includes soft yet powerful ballads, story songs, and prime country songs that resonate. Covered artists include Tim McGraw, Alabama, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash, and more.
The band has shared the stage with over 50 national recording artists and touring acts since 2004 and have played at Canalfest of the Tonawanda’s, Buffalo Brewfest, Jam in the Valley, Mickey Rats Beach Club, and many other places!
The band was founded by Jay Urbaniak (lead vocals/acoustic guitar/rhythm electric) in 2000 as a country duo, and branched out with the finest country musicians in the area including Dave Lipowski (bass guitar/vocals), Pat O’Connell (drums/vocals), Bruce Rounds (lead guitar/vocals).
West of the Mark has been honored with numerous awards and nominations in the Buffalo music scene. They have been awarded with Artvoice Magazine “Top Country Act” in 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2014 and Buffalo Nightlife Magazine’s “Best Country Band” in 2010 and 2016. The band members have also won individual awards from Nightlife Magazine and Buffalo Music Awards. Further information on the band can be found at www.westofthemark.com.
About The Wednesday Night Concert Series:
The Wednesday Night Concert Series will feature some of the best local bands playing against the backdrop of the historic Buffalo River and grain elevators. For a full schedule of concerts and events visit www.thevalleycenter.com.