Their musical chemistry began forming in grade school, and as young adults their chops defy their age. Eager to hit the road, the band started touring heavily during high school, often lying about their age to play in dingy bars. In 2016 The Sextones are gaining recognition on the major festival circuit and beyond, with appearances at Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball and Wanderlust Festival in Tahoe.
“We are always hungry for more and we’re more than ready for the next big thing” Mark states, referring to a recent tour opening for Toubab Krewe. In recent months they’ve also shared the bill with Macy Gray, Charles Bradley, Dumpstaphunk, and their idols are beginning to take notice.
Formally known as Mark Sexton Band, their 2013 release, Young & Naïve, was mixed by none other than legendary drummer Alan Evans of Soulive. “It sounded great even before I got my hands on it”, explains Alan Evans, “that’s what happens when you get great players playing great songs.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles by Emmy Award winning engineer Larold Rebhun whose resume alone is like reading a 'who's who' list in Hollywood.
Tipping their hats to the days of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder, The Sextones are forging the path for a new generation of funk and soul.
"A touring machine with jaw dropping chops"
Mountain Democrat, Placerville
”Heartfelt lyrics and soulful performance, a live show worth remembering.”
Crystal Bay Club
"Sometime between the eras of The Beatles and Madonna, and way before High Fi.”