Jeff Marks

Jeff Marks

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Catchy songs and strong musicianship define this Pittsburgh area singer/songwriter. Thoughtful lyrics and memorable melodies help deliver a high energy live performance.

Biography

Jeff Marks is a singer/songwriter that likes to entertain as well as play music. Jeff, who is an Honors Graduate from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and has been performing with various groups and as a solo artist in and around Pittsburgh for years. Jeff has played with several area bands and acoustic artists including; JD Strum, Mother’s Eyes, mr. bigglesworth, Last Fall, the Voodoo Babies(acoustic), Doug Edgell, and Matt Barranti. He has performed with the Tim Bassett Big Band, playing with such notables as Al Martino and comedian Rich Little. He has performed a number of places in the eastern US including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylania, North and South Carolina, and Maryland.

Jeff’s travels also include a songwriter showcase at the Kashmir Klub in London, England in Januray 2003. As a member of Pittsburgh bands such as Last Fall and JD STRUM, Jeff has performed on the Friday morning Coffeehouse on 102.5 WDVE, The Acoustic Hour on WCCS in Indiana, PA and The Backyard Rocker show on Q94 in Altoona, PA. He has opened for national acts such as Kansas, Sister Hazel, Low Millions, Carbon Leaf and the Clarks, Brett Michaels of Poison. Jeff’s solo performances feature his own catchy original material such as Empty Chair, Wandering and I Can’t Help It.

Lyrics

Wandering

Written By: Jeff Marks

Now, right now
I'm gonna get what I want
And somehow
It will all come to pass

'cause I got a feeling
And I've got desire

I feel I'm wandering
On that road that takes me home
I feel like something's there
Calling me somewhere on the horizon

Time, oh time
Always seems to be
Enough, if I could only use it when I find it

'cause I got a feeling
And I've got desire

I feel I'm wandering
On that road that takes me home
I feel like something's there
Calling me somewhere on the horizon

Lone road, where to go
Lone road, take me home
Lone road, where to go
Lone road, take me home

I feel I'm wandering
On that road that takes me home
I feel like something's there
Calling me somewhere on the horizon

Morning Sun

Written By: Jeff Marks

Well she stole your heart
And you've given your life
Now she'll take it away
Everyday is the hardest to take

Is there no hope for tomorrow?
Is there no reason tomorrow will bring?
Is there no reason to believe?
How much longer will happines take?

'till the Morning Sun rises on a new day
Follows night, full of dark and thunder

Just another day out of your life
Only change as the calendar brings
Go from grey into blue into night
Everyday is another's delight

Is there no hope for tomorrow?
Is there no reason tomorrow will bring?
Is there no reason to believe?
How much longer will happiness take?

'till the Morning Sun rises on a new day
Follows night, full of dark and thunder
It's like the sun can wash the rain away
Brings to light what the night never could be

It's like it never gets easier
Is this the way it always will be?
You want to give up, give in to the night
But you can't, something's blinding your eyes

It's the Morning Sun rising on a new day
Follows night full of dark and thunder
It's like the sun can wash the rain away
Brings to light, what the night never could be.

Is there no hope for tomorrow?
Is there no reason tomorrow will bring?
Is there no reason to believe?
How much longer will happiness take?

Discography

3 song demo, untitled, 2006

full length disc in progess

"Muddy Shoes" , Honorable Mention,1998 Billboard Songwriting Contest

"Empty Chair", Honorable Mention, 2005 Billboard World Songriting Contest

Set List

All shows feature original music.

Sets typically range from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the venue and event, 2 or 3 sets per show.

Still Chasing
On and On
Muddy Shoes
I Want To Know
There From Here
Take Me There
Never Know Why
Crossroads
Now I See It
Empty Chair
Always and Never
I Can’t Help It
Borderline
Morning Sun
Memory
Secrets
Side By Side
Here We Are
This Time
Grey Sky Day