Mark Foggo

Mark Foggo

BandRockPunk

fast, melodic, high energy feel-good music

Biography

Mark Foggo is one of the planet's top names in ska & punk music .

Attached 3 studio demo's of his new songs.

The new album will contain a punky mix of ska/reggae/punk and even some rockabilly inspired songs.

I would be delighted if you could have a listen to the new songs. and tell me what you think. It would be great if we could talk about a possible release.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Janine Piepenbrock
Manager

skankylil@gmail.com
tel: 0032 (0)488 17 44 77

links:
http://www.markfoggo.com

video:
http://www.markfoggo.com/video.html

MARK FOGGO makes fast, loud and high energy feel-good music and is one of the planet's best known names in ska music. If you enjoy live performances MARK FOGGO is special to watch. The fast, catchy songs and electrifying energy grab the attention of everyone at any given venue. The in your face attitude and showmanship on stage are well received by audiences all over the world. Mindblowing live performances turn the place upside down. MARK FOGGO was born in Liverpool (UK) but transplanted via London to Holland in the early 80's. Today he devides his time between London, Berlin and Amsterdam. Mark Foggo started his career at 14 years old, he soon left everything behind to pursue a career in music in London (UK). Playing around the London-circuit everywhere and anywhere he could supporting himself with live performing and odd jobs - nothing could break his determination to succeed in music. Mark wrote and recorded his first low budget single ‘New Shoes’. It grabbed the attention of Polydor Records and they offered him a record-contract . Through Polydor Records he released his first full-length album called: ‘Speeding My Life Away’ . It’s full of energetic, high powered, mind driving songs that showed his deepening song writing skills and musicianship. Speeding My Life Away was very well received and many songs were played on Radio and TV. Mark followed Speeding My Life Away up with his 2nd album, “Ska Pig” which was a big hit with the public. MTV has called it a ‘classic and milestone’ in the genre. Mark Foggo started playing a whole bunch of shows throughout Europe and managed to build a huge loyal following. After 9 more excellent full-length CDs were issued many of them on his own Skanky'Lil Records , plus an assortment of Eps and singles and over the years his songs have appeared on over a hundred compilation CDs worldwide. SPRING 2009 – Recordings for a brand new CD start!

Lyrics

HAPPY-SAD-LUCKY-BAD

Written By: Mark Foggo

HAPPY - SAD - LUCKY - BAD

There's been times when I've been happy
There's been times when I've been sad
There's been times when I've been lucky
There's been times when I've been bad

I bang me head against an old brick wall
It doesn't do any good at all
I bang me head against an old brick wall
Don't do nothing

There's been times when I've been happy
There's been times when I've been sad
There's been times when I've been lucky
There's been times when I've been mad

Jump that Gate/ I Could Change

Written By: Mark Foggo

Jump that Gate

I go out early and I come back late
It’s plain to see that I made a mistake
I’m pretty sure I should have jumped that gate
Hey I could change – now it’s not too late

I go out early and I come back late
W’av I been doing now for pity’s sake
I’m pretty sure I should have jumped that gate
Say I could change – now it’s not too late

I go out early and I come back late
I think I’ve had as much as I can take
I’m pretty sure I should have jumped that gate
Say I could change – now it’s not too late

The Day I Met Mohammed Ali

Written By: Mark Foggo

THE DAY I MET MOHAMMED ALI

I hear a bell ringing like a funeral tune
I’m heading for the canvas gonna be there soon
The brain says move but the knees don’t work
There’s a pain where my body was but it don’t hurt
‘Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

I’m kinda pinned in the corner gotta fight my way out
There some fool shouting “come on run about”
There’s a voice in my head saying get up and fight
There’s a feeling in my heart saying this ain’t right
Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

I’m begging for someone to come and throw in a towel
And if I’m not mistaken I’m sure I heard a gorilla growl
The floors getting higher think I better climb
3 minute rounds are such a long time
Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

With the help of rubber ropes well I’m running rings
I just hope if I keep moving he can hit other things
I’m sure I’ve never seen anyone this tall
And I’m down right certain I was never this small
Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

I’m gonna hold on tight I’m gonna never let go
I’ll go everywhere he goes yeh I’ll be lying real low
The blood on the ground is that really mine
Don’t worry ‘bout me yeh I’m doing fine
Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

Is there a doctor in the house I think somebody’s dead
Wear clean underwear is what my mother said
Weave to the left and bob to the right
And here’s a sucker punch to turn out the light
Cos today’s the day that I meet Mohammed Ali

Discography

New unreleased songs attached for listening!