Dapp

Dapp

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Dapp's music is eclectic, passionate and slightly obscure with a hint of melancholy.His lyrics are powerful, provocative and from the heart with a rhythmic backdrop that synthesizes sound with soul.From jazz to blues and everything in between, Dapp blends smoothness with grit and emotion with bite.

Biography

From grade school, playing an upright bass that was bigger than he was, music has been in Dapp's blood for over two decades. Starting as a six-year old saxophone player before stepping up to the bass, Dapp is a born musician, picking up the complex symmetry of the four-stringed instrument with ease before finding his voice that would soon be accompanied by a bass guitar in one of many bands to follow.

A long history of assembling bands ranging from new age to rock to funk, Dapp has been a mad scientist of music, experimenting with rhythm and beat to create compelling melodic compositions that transcend the common chord. He has served as bassist and both lead and backup vocalist for bands like Mortal Men, Burndown All Stars, and The Blue Method. As Dapp continued to hone his sound, bringing the chemistry of his extraordinary finger stylings and rich, soulful vocals together, he decided to go out on his own as a singer/songwriter.

Currently in the studio recording his first solo album, Dapp has blended a broad mix of musical styles into a creative cocktail that goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more. A 2008 release is planned of what is sure to be a harmonious fusion of fortitude and fire with a twist of bittersweet intensity and a hearty dose of raw passion.

Lyrics

Hit The Ground

Written By: Mark

I don't have the time
To free your mind
I'll trade you for mine
I can't, I can't tow the line

You've got what it takes
Those are the breaks
When you raise the stakes
Weed out, weed out all the fakes

You can't get me down
Even if I have to go round and round
When I hit the ground
I wonder if you'll still be around

I don't wanna cry
I don't know why
I don't wanna die
I'm caught, I'm caught in a lie

You can't get me down
Even if I have to go round and round
When I hit the ground
I wonder if you'll still be around

That's Not Me

Written By: Mark "Dapp Dappollone"

I've got love
I've got passion
And when you stand next to me
I'm above all my rationale
I wake up and I see

I've been wrong
I've been blinded
And my soul's been lost

You've been strong
You've been kind and
You've paid every cost

That's not me
What you see
In your head
Things I said

That's not me
What you see
Can't be told
We'll grow old, you and me

In my dreams, I'm a better man
And you make me him
Now it seems that what I am
Is the sum of my sins

But I know and I'll prove to you
That they don't define
And I'll grow cause of what you do
Leave them all behind

That's not me
What you see
In your eyes
All those lies

That's not me
What you see
Can't be told
We'll grow old, you and me

That's not me
What you see
All this time
You've been mine

Nearly Healed

Written By: Mark "Dapp" Dappollone

when I see you walking
I want you to walk my way
and when I hear you talking
I want to know what you say

and the way you move
you know it makes me sweat and shake
and the way you groove
you know it's like chocolate cake

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm

You can't come back love
oh you left me so frustrated
and now you need it
after all this time I waited

but I get some bad news
seems you waited just a little bit too long
I'm nearly healed love
and for you that's means it's all gone

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm

And I see you running back to me
but you can't catch me no
and I see you running back to me baby
but it's too late

cup of java
hot dark and sweet as sugar
drink you down down
blow my top like a pressure cooker

oh I got to have it
lay you down and spread like butter
I wannasee you
oh sweat and scream and shudder

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm

oh I know you too well
ain't no such thing as good intentions
but you always looked good
technicolor two dimensions

but you never felt good
you were always demanding
and now it's over
glad I'm the one still standing

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

whoa oh
yeah yeah
don't you know I'm nearly healed

And I see you running back to me
but you can't catch me no
and I see you running back to me baby
but it's too late now baby

And I see you running back to me
but you can't catch me no
and I see you running back to me baby
but it's too late

Discography

EP coming soon!!

Set List

Dapp does a mix of originals and covers, usually about 5-7 originals and 3-5 covers, depending on the venue -- and the crowd. Dapp can quickly read the vibe and adapt his set accordingly. He typically plays one full set in about for about a hour.