Life On Mars

Life On Mars

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Life On Mars blasts to earth with highly orchestrated power-pop-rock with strong hooks and intelligent lyrics. Textures, melodic grooves and tastefully virtuoso musicianship create a musical tapestry with an extraordinarily powerful female lead vocalist.

Biography

Linda Marso started her formal classical training young enough that she had to climb up the piano bench for her first classical performance because her feet could not reach the floor.

In addition to studying jazz piano, synthesizer programming and composition at Dick Groves in Los Angeles, piano and composition at The Juilliard School in New York and sound design at New England Conservatory in Boston, she was mentored by a series of some of world's best pianists including Edwin Swanston (Louis Armstrong, Harlem All Star Blues Band) and John "King" Cleary.

Besides founding LIFE ON MARS' in 1989, she also played keyboards for legendary guitarist Larry Mitchell, worked and performed with "Toys" in Germany and prior, a solo performance on RAI, Italian television.

She wrote and produced "Landing Soon", the most recent Life On Mars release in addition to engineering many of the sessions at Life On Mars" studio, Mars Bars Records. Marso also wrote articles as the keyboard technical writer for "The Music Paper".

Tracey Blue, who replaced the original lead vocalist in 1991. The range of expression and passion generated by her vocal chords are a ten-course meal for your ears.

It is almost unheard of for a vocalist with her power and range to attain her results without professional training, which makes her talent even more extraordinary.

Blue co-wrote the lyrics of "Mirror Mirror" and "Why" included in the last release and are one of the arteries of LIFE ON MARS.

Tracey and Linda knew that filling Larry Mitchell's shoes when he relocated to New Mexico was a daunting search but fortunately, were joined by long-time friend, Ray DeTone.

His melodic and emotional style and many of LIFE ON MARS' live performances highlight his phenomenal guitar talents. Ray has been featured in Guitar Magazine, has licensed his music in Japan and to MTV. He is sponsored by VHT Amps, DR Strings, MIT cables, D'Andrea picks and Bag End speakers.

If LIFE ON MARS has never been an average rock band, part of the reason is the addition of cellist, Dave Eggar. Eggar began his career as a Leonard Bernstein scholar at Harvard University making his professional debut performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Eggar was a founding member of Flux and has performed with The Who, Sinead O'Connor, Ornette Coleman and studied with Yo-Yo Ma.

JP Patterson, the backbone of the beats, is known best as the drummer of Dictators and Wild Kingdom and lives up to his nickname "Thunderbolt". He also has over 100 film and television credits.

Bassist Yanko Valdes was born in Mendoza, Argentina, raised in Santiago de Chile and began to play the guitar at the age of seven. He moved to Brooklyn at twelve and convinced his mother to buy him an electric bass.

Yanko has performed and recorded with Chilean compser Hugo Moraga both in N.Y. and Chile as well as double bass with Kiyoto Fujiwara (MG4, Horace Silver, Thomas Chapin).

As a solo artist, he has composed and produced two albums, Zekondz (2001) and Ideas de Camara (2003)

Life On Mars is currently in pre-production for their next CD titled “Phoenix” to be released in fall of 2006.

Lyrics

Anyway

Written By: Linda Marso

I My feelings still remain
but your love has gone
who knows where
It doesn't matter anyway
cause when you were here
I gave you everything
you gave me tears
but how I loved you

Anyway
Life goes on
and you’ve got to heal
and you’ve gotta be strong
Cause life goes on
Life goes on

II A book of life contains
all the words
you could never say
but how you loved her
anyway
we keep moving on
Close your heart
she's gone
and how you loved her

Anyway
Life goes on
and you’ve got to heal
and you’ve gotta be strong
Cause life goes on
Life goes on

III I know I was wrong
holding on as long
as I did
But how I loved you
Anyway
If love should ever
Come again
I will be open
My heart will be open

Anyway
Life goes on
and you’ve got to heal
and you’ve gotta be strong
Cause life goes on
Life goes on

Nothing In The End

Written By: Linda Marso


I Give me money Give me power
Give me fame
Seems to me
if that's all you’re saying
It’s only fair
That I should bear
This news to you

Give me hope Give me faith
Give me love
And I’ll thank the Universe
For giving me everything I need

B Mmmmm only you decide
What you let in
White lies
are still a sin
and the one with the most toys
wins nothing in the end

Nothing in the end
Nothing in the end
Nothing in the end

II Man is not the enemy
Life shouldn’t be a war
And fighting over paper’s not
What we were put here for

A little more love
is what we need
but we cut another’s soul
In the name of greed
Material things
are not worth bleeding over

B Mmmmm only you decide
What you let in
White lies
are still a sin
and the one with the most toys
wins nothing in the end

Nothing in the end
(wins nothing in the end)
Nothing in the end
(wins nothing in the end)
Nothing in the end
(wins nothing in the end)

Heart of Rain

Written By: Linda Marso


I My world shattered
in the morning chill
with words that said your name
I'll grieve for you until time stills
don't understand
why you went away

With a heart of rain
all that remains
will never be the same
All the things that will never be
Leaving me with a heart of rain

II I'll always love you
and I'm sure I feel
your eyes from a higher plane
If I'm perceived as testing
everything that's real
I believe it's what keeps me sane

With a heart of rain
all that remains
will never be the same
All the things that will never be
Leaving me with a heart of rain

Gonna miss you
for the rest of my life
I know I'll see you after

But there's nowhere
that I can write
remembering your laughter

I cry inside
I can't deny
part of me is still with you
Know I will always be with you

III Fly little brother
on a summer wind
the mountains passing by
I can almost hear
your gentle whispering
Dry your eyes big sister
Don't you cry

For a heart of rain
all that remains
will never be the same
All the things that will never be
Leaving me
with a heart of rain

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Discography

Life On Mars - Life On Mars (3 songs)
Life On Mars - Too (5 songs)
Life On Mars - Sola (5 songs)
Life On Mars - Cry The Morning After (single)
Life On Mars - Last Thursday (single)
Life On Mars - Landing Soon (album)

All 11 tracks from Landing Soon available for streaming. Archival recordings upon request

Set List

Sets are all original - as much time as venue will allow -are usually given 35 minute set - have over 2 three hours of original material so are changed depending upon the venue

Things Were Fine
Nancy Dear
Anyway
Mirror Mirror
Heart of Rain
Monkey and Me
In Over My Head
Nothing In The End
The Hardest Week
I Can't Forget
Why