The Basic Element Band was formed in 2008 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Barrett & bassist Bud Cook from Prattville, Al. We are a rhythm & blues band that focuses on smooth improvisational classics that showcases the individual talents of its members. Our major influences are the great soul artists like Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, BB King, Aretha Franklin as well as legendary rock artists Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, & J J Cale & the Eagles.
We currently play dates each month at BB King’s in Montgomery as well as the Marriott at Capitol Hill in Prattville.
Basic Element has opened for Chicago at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, played LPGA events in Montgomery and Capitol Hill in Prattville.
We’ve also played for major business conventions and professional private
functions. Our bossa nova original penned song (Monterey) was accepted
by the Monterey, California Travel & Business Chamber and used on their
We would like consideration to provide entertainment for Wind Creek in Wetumpka and Atmore, Alabama.