For more than 20 years Mark Haynie and Troy Kline have performed for audiences throughout the Northwest, the West Coast and Mexican Riviera and Northern Europe. In February 2007 Mark began working with singer Troy Kline to develop what became the band "Half Pack LIVE!!!."
The first performance in a wine bar in Issaquah, WA not only thrilled the audience but also caught the attention of the Editor-in-Chief of the Issaquah Press. Her glowing 2-page story on the band, as well as word-of-mouth, helped pack the venue the following week and for three months Half-Pack LIVE!!! became the routine Thursday night destination for seemingly everyone in Issaquah.
The Half-Pack LIVE!!! reputation quickly spread and at this time are now the most sought-out big band swingers in the region. Their new production, "Big Night Out", has recently sold out two nights in Issaquah's Fist Stage of the Village Theater. Including performances by Karen Motherway as Marilyn Monroe, headline comedians Rod Long and Cathy Sorbo, dancers Chris and Alison Evans along with the Half Pack LIVE!!! orchestra, "Big Night Out" will be appearing in performing arts centers throughout the Northwest and beyond in the very near future.
Troy and Mark are careful to note that they’re not a Rat Pack “tribute.” They perform the same material as Frank and Dino, but they have imprinted their own personalities and style in the same fresh spirit as the entertainment icons of 50 years ago.
Half-Pack LIVE!!! is the Northwest’s Premier Vegas-style show band and has returned the sparkle of “performance” entertainment to audiences throughout the region. Think Dean Martin and Sinatra at the Sands back in the early 50’s… All the glamour and bounce, swing and style of that marvelous era with the songs we’ll remember forever.
Mark Haynie and Troy Kline bring veteran vocal talents and humor to the evening and are supported by an All-Star cast of musicians.
This isn’t a run-of-the-mill jazz band, rather the equivalent of “rock stars” in the jazz community. If you love great performances, dancing with a little swing, laughter and fun, fun, fun… You don’t want to miss any appearance of Half-Pack LIVE!!!