Fall of 2022


October - November - December



Ventura, California

Deep Sea Wine Tasting -Ventura Harbor

3:00 - 6:00 pm

September 18th through December 4th

(*except Sunday October 30)



Deep Sea Wine Tasting


4pm-7pm *inside acoustic 

Santa Barbara, California

Deep Sea Wine Tasting - Sterns Wharf

October 14th, 28th 

November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 

December 2nd


*Saturday November 19th 


Ojai, California

Feros Ferio Wine Tasting

Downtown Arcade

4:00 - 6:00 pm

(Mark with Michael)

(soloMark with Michael



*Saturday December 3rd


Malibu, California

Malibu Arts Association's

Holiday Art Sale & Boutique

3:00 -6:00 pm

(Mark with Michael)

(soloMark with Michael



Malibu Arts Association Holiday Sale


Mark David McKinnis
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With a subtle and natural approach, vocal guitarist Mark David McKinnis, has brought music and people together in nearing 2000 gigs. The last one hundred or more with great musicians joining in.


As much as the love of it, Mark's favorite thing still, is to move someones heart. To be truly stinging someone's soul who wasn't expecting it.  Soul stinger.

Fellow Soul Stingers

Todd Richmond
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Bill Flores
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Michael Rosen
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Soul Stingers
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During the 2020, Mark began a two year process to transition from solo performing to locating a great team of players to support a performing trio (or more) and build out the Soul Stingers sound and performance.

With the addition of harmonica, dobro and fretless bass from these fantastic musicians (click pic for info), and a large song list of accessible covers, the Soul Stingers have come into a successful collaboration of sound and song, that will slow rock your heart and sting your soul.

Soul Stingers have been appearing as trio or quartet (without percussionists) and in addition to a few originals, perform renditions from an extensive list of classic music artists songs;

Alman Brothers, Aerosmith, Bill Withers, David Essex, Neal Young, Led Zeppelin,  James Taylor, The Band, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Lyle Lovett, Otis Redding, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Buffet, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Yes and more...

Fellow recording and guest Soul Stingers

Gary Wicks
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Martin Young guest guitarist
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Jeff Gross
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Austin Beede
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Mark also began a process to record some originals and covers for the presentation. All the players have been fantastic to work with. (click picture for info)


Adding the upright bass, brush drum kit and an udu on original tracks, Mark has dialed in a unique sound combination for the band. 


You can hear this in this first Soul Stinger original release of an older song,  "Northern Lights". Mark originally created for an Episode of the Fishing Hole featuring Dene Indians airing on ESPN in 1989.


You can also hear a playback of all Soul Stingers songs here, you can support us from our digital release link and you can pick up a copy on USB at the gig, to pluay in your car.

Soul Stingers Radio


Digital Single Release

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January 2022 at Palisades Park 

Mark David McKinnis with Michael Rosen

(added bass in mix by Todd Richmond)

performing a cover of Neil Young's Harvest Moon

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