Back by Popular Demand is this Dynamic Entertainer
Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops have confirmed that Mark Preston, formerly of “The Letterman” will star with the orchestra in Vegas to Broadway on August 22 at the Middle Township PAC at 7:00 PM.
Growing up in Indiana gave Preston plenty of opportunity to perform and grow with his talent. Starting at the age of 11, Preston carried his singing through school and then decided to enlist. Joining the Air Force was Preston’s first stop on his way to being a top performer. His talent earned him accolades when he was selected as the Air Force’s finest vocalist of 1975, and then toured with Tops in Blue. This elite group is made up of the Air Force’s top 20, most versatile entertainers. During his time in the Air Force, Preston was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal as well as the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Preston’s star was not yet shining bright enough. While he was performing on the Bob Braun Show, he was asked to open for the First Lady of Comedy, Phyllis Diller. “I love to refer to Mark Preston as my protégé”, said Ms. Diller. “He has one of the strongest, most beautiful voices I have ever heard. He really gets to an audience. He sings, acts, emotes, is handsome…everything.”
Preston’s unique talent preceded him again, and he was asked twice to join the world famous recording group, The Lettermen. With the second invitation, Preston accepted and spent 10 years with the group. During that time, Preston recorded several CDs. The group’s most recent recording “New Directions 2010” with the Les Brown Jr. Orchestra, was put forward for 3 Grammy Nominations. In 2001, Preston’s contributions to The Lettermen were recognized when the group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame. The late, great, Tennessee Ernie Ford was right when he spoke of Mark Preston. Today his comment would be “Cock your pistols, there IS no stopping this talented singer”…
To purchase tickets to Vegas to Broadway please call the JSP Ticket Office at 800-838-3006. You can choose your own seats online by going to www.JerseyShorePops.org.