Mark Cassidy

Mark Cassidy

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Mark Cassidy’s live show is a stunning display of musical giftedness with unforgettable melodies winding their way around eloquent lyrics beautifully. He's a guy you'll want to catch a glimpse of on his rise to the top.

Biography

Mark Cassidy is a man of few words. Lay a guitar in his hands, however, and listen as his inner dialogue flows through melody and lyric to reveal his deepest thoughts and feelings, unlocking his reserve and exposing him for the brilliant artist he is. “I want to make people feel good with my music,” says Mark, “…I want people to hear a song of mine and be able to relate to how it feels to live sometimes.”

Spellbound by music at a young age, Mark sat in front of the stereo and played record after record, absorbed in whatever he could get his hands on. He bought his first Beatles tape at 9 years of age and knew that it was to be his fate…to bring his own music to the world. Picking up a guitar shortly thereafter, he realized his intrinsic understanding of music and has been writing ever since.

Mark’s most recent work, The Smack EP, has won him acclaim all over North America. His appearances on College and University campuses as well as television and radio shows have allowed him to bring his music to more and more people. Touring for nearly a year, he has recently taken time away from his busy schedule to write and record a follow up album to be released in September of 2006. See www.markcassidymusic.com for regular updates on Mark’s appearances and new music.

Lyrics

Ordinary Dreams

Written By: Mark Cassidy

When I see you I don’t have ordinary dreams
You have the finest eyes that I have ever seen
You take my mind to places it has never been
I must look back before you fade away (repeat)
When I see you I don’t have ordinary thoughts
To run my fingers through your lace-like ladies locks
And when you’re gone I know I’ll think of you a lot
I must look back before you fade away (repeat)
And if the day should come, I’ll sing my song for you
The words within these lines are moments in a time
When I would smile and say you are the one
When I see you I don’t want ordinary things
When you’re around it seems all my senses sing
You have a way of making every day like spring
I must look back before you fade away (repeat)
And if the day should come, I’ll sing my song for you
The words within these lines are moments in a time
When I would smile and say you are the one
You are the one….

Smack

Written By: Mark Cassidy

After the battle I walked away quietly
And I never looked back, I never looked back
And once in a while it’ll sneak up behind me
And it hits me again, it hits me again
So, if I’m gonna’ get hit I hope it’s by you,
There’s nothin’ like a good smack from you
So I took some time and healed myself
And never looked back, I never looked back
And now I’m alone so will you please come home
And it happens again, it happens again
Movin’ so slowly away from your shadows why do I give up myself?
‘Cause my life is cyclic a permanent sickness
One after one after one
I love it when you’re drunk, I love it when you’re high
I love it when you treat me to the bottom of your shoe
(repeat)
So if I’m gonna’ get hit, I hope it’s by you
There’s nothin’ like a good smack from you

So, after the battle I walked away quietly
And I never looked back, I never looked back
And now I’m alone so will you please come home
And it happens again, it happens again
Movin’ so slowly away from your shadows why do I give up myself?
‘Cause my life is cyclic a permanent sickness
One after one after one
I love it when you’re drunk, I love it when you’re high
I love it when you treat me to the bottom of your shoe
(repeat)
One day I’ll wake up and walk out the door
Spreading my wings, my spirit will soar
Controlling my mind in time, I’m on my way
(repeat)
So, I took some time and healed myself…

Discography

Mark has released three recordings in his career with "The Smack EP" being his most recent. He is currently in the process of writing/recording material for his next album.

Check out www.markcassidymusic.com for regular updates...

Set List

Mark does a wide array of both original and cover music. His interpretations of Marvin Gaye, The Beatles and Bob Marley please every crowd!