Cornelius Marx

Cornelius Marx

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandRockJam

Cornelius Marx is a five peice rock group, a throw back to the classic era ushered in by the Beatles. They play a forgotten style of music coming together to create something greater than possible individually. Cornelius Marx music creates an atmosphere full of electricity and magic!

Biography

Cornelius Marx is a Classic Rock Jam Band based out of Minneapolis. The band has two clear leaders, Noah Cornelius and Nick Marx. Both Cornelius and Marx are singer/songwriters, however; their roles are a bit more specific when it comes to the band. Noah is the lead singer adding bits of guitar here and there throughout a concert, while Nick holds down the guitar anchor, adding harmonies and lead vocals. The current line-up also includes the gifted Matt Blake on stand up bass.

Although Cornelius Marx is a brand new band they are already getting busy. After co-founding the band together this April, Cornelius Marx performed at the Whiskey Junction and Arctic Studios in Minneapolis, The Gig in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and recently opened for Dead Flowers at Station 4 in St. Paul. All of the gigs went very well, a fan base is growing quickly, and they have been invited back to all venues. Also, the Arctic Studios performance was taped, and a compilation album is being made, which they asked Cornelius Marx to be a part of. The album will include one of the songs that were recorded that night. The band also plans to record a new album this fall in hopes to release it by January 1st 2012. “It’s amazing how fast we are moving; I have seen bands take years to come up with good material and right out of the gate Cornelius Marx is ready to record a full length album,” said Noah.

Noah Cornelius released his first album entitled Love All Over in February of 2010. The Love All Over album is comprised of 14 of Cornelius’s original songs and features him on rhythm guitar for the very first time. A musician of 13 years, Noah played in bands such as Bruce Cornelius (Gainesville, Florida) and Blueberry Diesel (Minneapolis, MN) performing most lead vocals and playing the drums. Upon recording Love All Over, Cornelius took on much more of a leadership role and subsequently began The Noah Cornelius Movement. A regular fixture at Downtime and Whiskey Junction, Cornelius played 37 shows spanning March 2010 through January 2011. During his Downtime and Whiskey Junction run, it was not uncommon for his matinee shows to draw 50-60 people, an awesome turn-out for an otherwise quiet afternoon at the Downtime. “Check out Noah Cornelius every first and third Wednesday at the Whiskey Junction. His classic songwriting style and beautiful simplicity place him among his idols, including Led Zeppelin, The Who, Phish, Paul Simmons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and The Doors.” ?-Elizabeth Babinski of Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Nick Marx started playing music as a kid, and has been playing the guitar for the last 7 years. Marx taught himself to play listening to an eclectic mix of old time classic rock heroes, like Jerry Garcia and Jimmy Page, plus leaders of the new wave of pop rock, such as Jack Johnson, and Dave Matthews. Nowadays his main influences are the Doobies, The Black Keys, Joe Walsh, Keller Williams, Jimi Page, the Black Crowes, and Trey Anastasio. Nick is a calm, cool and collected rhythm player, but don’t expect him to bore you. Marx will take you for a ride with his smooth blues slide lick, or make your head spin with a chunky funky rhythm strum pattern. Overall, Nick is just a happy go lucky kid at heart who feels at home on stage and plays music because he likes to have fun.

The Cornelius Marx band is well on its way. The creativity level between the two lead musicians is very high. The new album seeks to showcase the Cornelius Marx song writing ability. The other main goal of the group is to get out and play shows and develop markets across the United States of America, beginning with the Mid-West. The band is willing to travel anywhere to play music and have fun. “The best part of this band is that I get to play with my best friend, Nick Marx,” said Noah Cornelius.

Lyrics

King of Hearts

Written By: Noah Cornelius

Shock to my sytem in starts, just call me the King of Hearts
I said a shock to my styem it starts, just call me the King of Hearts

Searchin around for a peice of ground, when all you got to do is call
Out my name so I know its the same and I look to see you smile
And I look to see you smile girl, I look to see you smile

Now I'm playin their game and it ain't the same as ah what we had in mind
I'm takin my time and I'm towing the line tryin to board that train
Tryin to board that train babe, tryin to board that train

Shock to my system it starts, just call me the King of Hearts
I said a shock to my sytem it starts, just call me the King of Hearts

Tonight

Written By: Noah Cornelius


The love that you with hold is the pain that you carry
The love that you with hold is the pain that you carry
Let it go, let it go, Let it go now let it go
Let it go, let it go, Let it go now let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go and I will take you to the light
We’ll break the Chains
And I will guide you safely through the Night
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
The love that you with hold is the pain that you carry
The love that you with hold is the pain that you carry
Let it go, let it go, Let it go now let it go
Let it go into the sky, a twinkle in your eye, let it shine brightly in the middle in the middle of the night
In the middle in the middle in the middle of the the night, a situation, syncopation, acceleration, destination, elevation, a celebration all in the middle of the night
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle, in the middle of the night
I go searchin, searchin, searchin for the light
In the middle of the night, we’ll go sailin towards the light
We’ll steal away
And I will guide you safely through the Night
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

Cherry Tree

Written By: Noah Cornelius

This ship sails past the end of time
Goddess so fine won't you be mine

Gainesville's green in the summertime
Visit some time it will be fine

Oh I live down in Gainesville
South of the cherry tree
Oh I'll go north for cherrys
They taste so good to me

Oh set me free
I'll sail the see
To SMP
Under my cherry tree

Gainesville its green in the winter time
Visit sometime it will be fine

This town turns its eyes and looks to you
Can it be true that you are through

Oh I live down in Gainesville
South of the cherry tree
But I'll go north for cherry's
They taste so good to me

Oh set me free
I'll sail the see
To SMP
Under my cherry tree

Cherry tree, cherry tree, cherry tree, cherry tree

She sails past the end of time to be free
The way she moves is lovely
Tune your guitar to sail very far
The way you are
Simply

Cherry tree, cherry tree, cherry tree, cherry tree

Discography

Several Demo's and LIve Tapes
Love All Over - Album released in 2010 by Noah Cornelius

Almost done recording The Cornelius Marx Band's first album, Anarchey and the Ivory Towers!!

Set List

SET I (approx. 45-50 minutes)

I am The Walrus (Beatles)
Come Dance With Me
King of Hearts
Into Your Eyes
American Girl (Tom Petty)
Friend of The Devil (Gratefull Dead)
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)
Rollin Out
Feels So Right
Strange Design (Phish)
Coming Into LA (Arlo Guthrie)

We have a catalog of over 100 songs so this would be an example of a typical set. We often play multiple sets and can do extended sets if called for.