Marc Hoffman and his friends

Marc Hoffman and his friends

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Just some Great Songs in many various styles! Also Great Performances! I think many of these songs would work well in film or television. These songs are strong on melody and have great positive energy. You've got to Check it Out!

Biography

New York City-based Marc Hoffman not only works regularly as a session drummer and singer, but is an accomplished songwriter and producer as well, working out of his East Midtown Manhattan Studio. Marc’s songwriting speaks for itself. His song “The Rain Came Down� (co-written w/ Elliot Weiss) appears on one of Japan’s best-selling recording artists, Miho Nakayama’s CD, which went to #4 on the Japanese Billboard Chart. Another song of Marc's, “Compartir� appears on the album “Aqui Estoy� by EMI/Latin recording artist, Jailene. Two other songs of Marc's were recently covered by two new rock bands from the UK, and made some waves on the British and Japanese charts. In addition, Marc wrote, produced, and performed two songs which appear in the Troma Productions' Cult Classic Film, "The Toxic Avenger". Many of Marc’s songs have been featured on national daytime soap operas for CBS and NBC. Marc also writes and produces jingles, as well as composing for film. He recently scored along with partner Ed Kessel, the music for two full-length motion pictures entitled "Natural Forces", and "Some Fish Can Fly", the latter of which received critical acclaim in NYC. Recently, Marc has teamed up with Pop Singer/Songwriter Keyboardist Lauren Gibbs. Together they have been making their mark on the internet with the success of their pop gem entitled “Believe� Great pop track!!! This song has been #1 and 'featured' on nearly every MP3 site. "Believe" has been listened to and downloaded by THOUSANDS already.... don't miss it!! “Believe� hit #1 on Soundclick.com, #1 on AMP3.com, #2 on Musicmatch.com, and has remained in the Top 10 Most Popular Downloads on Musicmatch.com for over one year. “Believe� has also been picked up by retailers in MP3.com’s Business Music Service Program, and receives in excess of 20,000 plays per month in retail establishments such as Rubio's Tex/Mex restaurants, Petco Pet Stores, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, and others. Most recently Marc scored some music for VH1 Classic’s “Decades Rock Live� concert series. He has also been writing with Gioia Bruno of the very popular Girl Group, EXPOSÉ. Marc will appear on the new Christmas Album due out in 2007 by Legendary Rocker “Tommy James�. Currently, Marc is writing and producing songs for an upcoming film from director Stewart Raffill.
Marc performs regularly as a drummer/singer in the NYC metro area, and has been seen recently performing with Blues diva “Nikki Armstrong�, as well as upcoming Blues Artist Dave Fields.
He also volunteers his time to NYC non-profit organization Musicians On Call in which he does 'in-room' performances for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Lyrics

That's Life

Written By: Marc R. Hoffman/Gioia Bruno

Somebody broke your heart, Somebody ruined your life,
Somebody took your car and then somebody stole your wife,
and you don't know why,

Somebody set you up,
Somebody told you lies,
Somebody knocked you down and then Somebody hurt your pride.

We're always moving closer.
Then we take two steps behind,
Always searching for the answers to the questions in our minds,
That's life

They took your identity and
sold it to somebody,
that somebody made you cry
now all you feel is pain inside,
and you don't know why.

We're always moving closer.
Then we take two steps behind,
Always searching for the answers to the questions in our minds,
That's life

Always on a mission.
What's the definition of it all?
You're gonna rise you're gonna fall.
You can be a victim, preach a new religion it's your call.
Cause nothing's right when nothing's wrong. That's life.

It's the smile on somebody's face.
It's the kiss that you can't erase.
It's winning the football game, sometimes it's standing in the rain.
That's life

We're always moving closer.
Then we take two steps behind,
Always searching for the answers to the questions in our minds,
That's life

Break every Rule

Written By: Marc R. Hoffman / Elliot Weiss

Don Juan, eating oysters in the raw

Lizzy sippin’ slurpy from a straw

The heavy hitter and the heavy handed at the Heartbreak hotel

The princess and the future king were there to bid a fond farewell.

Well it’s the evening of the century and it’s worth skippin’ school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule

Maxwell flipping flapjacks on the fly

Felicia milking moments with her eyes

The misbegotten on a misadventure do the YMCA

Cocktails and gourmet snails well it was only yesterday

It was the evening of the century and it was worth skipping school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule (Nice)

The pachyderm with the periscope (oh mother) that's so bourgeoisie

It's second nature to the second sited when she's in a pink pendoir.

It was the evening of the century and it was worth skipping school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule (Nice, very nice)

Come on Break Every Rule, Don Juan

Come on Break Every Rule, Lizzy

Come on Break Every Rule, Maxwell

Come on Break Every Rule, Felicia

Come on

Break Every Rule

Written By: Marc R. Hoffman / Elliot Weiss

Don Juan, eating oysters in the raw

Lizzy sippin’ slurpy from a straw

The heavy hitter and the heavy handed at the Heartbreak hotel

The princess and the future king were there to bid a fond farewell.

Well it’s the evening of the century and it’s worth skippin’ school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule

Maxwell flipping flapjacks on the fly

Felicia milking moments with her eyes

The misbegotten on a misadventure do the YMCA

Cocktails and gourmet snails well it was only yesterday

It was the evening of the century and it was worth skipping school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule (Nice)

The pachyderm with the periscope (oh mother) that's so bourgeoisie

It's second nature to the second sited when she's in a pink pendoir.

It was the evening of the century and it was worth skipping school

You and me keepin’ company we’re gonna Break Every Rule (Nice, very nice)

Come on Break Every Rule, Don Juan

Come on Break Every Rule, Lizzy

Come on Break Every Rule, Maxwell

Come on Break Every Rule, Felicia

Come on