Mark Leighton
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Mark Leighton

Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States

Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
Band Pop Adult Contemporary


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Revelation - will be released this year
Stand Tall - released in 2002
Songwriter - released in 1998



“REVELATION” is the newest release by Mark Leighton. Leighton wrote and produced the 11 song CD which highlights Leighton's pop sensibility in both the ballads and upbeat tunes. The CD was mastered at The Mastering Lab and is due to be released this year.

REVELATION musicians include:
Mark Leighton ..... guitars, keyboards, bass, drums & vocals
Dave Cournoyer .. guitars & vocals
Bruce Marshall ..... vocals (courtesy of ATM records)
Cathy Martin ........ keyboards and vocals
Skip Andresen ...... keyboards
David Amaral ........ bass
Peter Linfors ........ drums

Previous releases include "STAND TALL " & "SONGWRITER". Stand Tall is a mix of Contemporary Music with influences of Folk, Country, R&B, and Rock. Songwriter is his initial 5-song EP. All of the tunes are very engaging due to the deeply personal nature of the lyrics, great melodies, and unforgettable hooks.

While Leighton has been absent from the stage for the last few years, he has been very busy writing a great deal of music. Some of the music is featured on REVELATION and some is slated for next CD entitled "BADUS BROOK"

Leighton began playing guitar, singing & writing songs in his hometown of Walpole, MA at the age of 12. Early influences included Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, the Beatles and the Stones. Leighton sang and played original tunes on guitar, bass & keyboards with 4 to 8 piece bands in the Greater Boston area for over a decade. He also performed on acoustic guitar at Boston coffee houses & impressed audiences with his heartfelt lyrics. During this time he began recording his music.

Leighton went on to study Arranging & Composition at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. While at Berklee, he formed Pieces with drummer Peter Lindors and performed at Berklee Performance Center. The band played extensively in clubs and developed a strong appreciation of what it takes to capture the attention of an audience. Pieces recorded original music in Boston area studios and gained airplay on local radio stations.

Hot Wires came next, a pop rock band featuring the songs of Mark Leighton. The lineup included Leighton on guitar & vocals and a guitar wizard by the name of Dave Cournoyer. The band recorded in Boston area studios and performed showcases that generated interest from record labels, but failed to secure a record contract. Leighton disbanded the project and returned to college for engineering to gain some technical knowledge and secure the ability to finance his own projects.

During his engineering studies, Leighton remained active in the Boston music scene. He directed an original musical production, played out regularly with a rock band, and freelanced with several Boston bands on guitar, bass, and keyboards.

After graduating at the top of his engineering class, he developed project management and digital recording software for Boston based companies, which has given him a good foundation for managing recording projects.

Leighton took a sabbatical from engineering to set up a recording studio, where he recorded “STAND TALL” & "REVELATION".

After working with dozens of bands and writing hundreds of songs, the one thing that remains constant is his gift of capturing a song in whatever style suits the moment. He remains one of the most prolific and endearing songwriters in Boston.

Current influences include Don Henley, Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, & Sting.