Mark Little

Mark Little

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Mark Little's debut release "Imagine My Surprise" is musically diverse and lyrically engaging. Inspired and clever songs coupled with outstanding musicianship define this breakout artist's unique voice. Confident, dynamic, and professional - these songs take on a magical life during a performance.

Biography

Mark Little and his energetic young band are turning heads at every stop. Their use of dynamics and musicianship coupled with excellent songwriting make this group a true standout.

Mitchell (keys/vocals) is a virtuoso in his own right, as well as nationally recognized composer. At the age of 22, Dan and his orchestral composition "The Dawning of a Soul" were featured May 2005 at NYC's own Carnegie Hall. His contributions to this group are nothing short of remarkable, and always in good taste.

On stage Mark's candor is conversational, animated and fresh, just like his music. Live you will hear beautiful vocal harmony, tight musicianship and thoughtful improvisation. The band prides themselves on the quality of their performances and works to foster a truly unique vibe wherever they play.

In the past year Little has been onstage at some of the country's finest festivals and listening rooms - in most cases there have been multiple appearances. The list includes:

Summerfest 05 & 06 - Milwaukee, WI
Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA
Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
The Encore Room @ UWSP - Stevens Point, WI
Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
Midwest Acoustic Music Festival
Feel Good Festival
Cafe Montmartre - Madison, WI
Brews Brats & Bands Festival - Point Brewery
Clearwater Harbor - Waupaca, WI
and many, many more...

Lyrics

Imagine My Surprise

Written By: Mark Little

imagine my surprise
when i saw you
how could you do that to me
you little devil in disguise
and there's a mystery
behind your deep brown eyes
and i'm about to find
about to find out what's inside

come on closer
put your tiny hand in mine
through tonight i'll lead you
if you stay right by my side
when it came time to leave here
i watched you walk away
and i would never be the same
imagine my surprise

imagine my surprise
when i saw you
what to do, the second time around
but fate decided for me
and didn't have to make up my mind
not this time
because you came here to see me

come on closer
put your tiny hand in mine
through tonight i'll lead you
if you stay right by my side
when it comes time to leave here
i won't let you walk away
just come with me
and you might just be surprised

come on closer
put your tiny hand in mine
through tonight i'll lead you
if you stay right by my side
when new orleans almost killed me
you brought me back to life
and i found my girl
imagine my surprise

Wasted

Written By: Mark Little

how could i have wasted all this time on you
as i sit back and think about what you put me through
i swear i'll never go back but sometimes i still do
now this has to stop, and it's starting with you
right now

when i met you i was on my own then
not a penny to my name and i
thought you this golden angel
but i see now after these three years gone
i was better off before now i'm shutting this door
guess i'll see you never

i'm not wasted, i'm just wasting time
i made a few mistakes but i guess that's alright
so don't you worry about me 'cuz i'm feeling just fine
but i'll be a whole lot better when you're off my mind

now don't get me wrong, i still think about you
and all of those silly things i used to do
and maybe someday i'll look back with a smile
and maybe baby you'll get over yourself
but i ain't got that much time

i'm not wasted, i'm just wasting time
i made a few mistakes but i guess that's alright
so don't you worry about me cuz i'm feeling just fine
but i'll be a whole lot better when you're off my mind

Too Far Gone

Written By: Mark Little

i heard you called last night
but i was too far gone
from myself and the world

to hear what you had to say

i'm all alone tonight
now that's nothing new to me
not lately
and i was hoping you just might
pick up the phone again

and you're too far
too far away from me
and we're all too far from where
from where we want to me

so we said we'd take the time
and you were always on my mind
but now you're too far gone
so we said we'd wait and see
and you were always there for me
now you're too far gone

"once upon a time..."
well that's never worked
out quite right for me
and with all i've seen
i could never dream
that we'd end up this way

and you're too far
too far away from me
and we're all too far from where
from where we want to be

so we said we'd make the time
and you were always on my mind
but now you're too far gone
so we said we'd wait and see
and you were always there for me
now you're too far gone

Discography

"Imagine My Surprise : Volume 1" 11/2004

This album sells exceptionally well and can be heard on 95.5 WIFC [Wausau, WI] and 89.9FM WWSP [Stevens Point].

Hailed as "musically and sonically rich, showcasing Little's songwriting and vocal talents, which are considerable... Imagine My Surprise makes a strong case for just how high the bar is being set."

-Rick's Cafe Music Magazine - Nov2005

"The Roots" 06/2005

Mark Little and Greg Waters, friends and musicians colloborate on a vibey summer record. It is a musical breath of fresh air, full of great songs and an almost tactile 'realness.'

"10/10" according to MidwestBands.com

Available online :
http://www.cdbaby.com/littlewaters

Set List

With a focus on original material, Mark traverses genres effortlessly throughout a set. Seamlessly switching from classic Dean Martin to vintage Doors and moving forward to modern original rock ~ and he does it all with a humble flair. Mark and his band are equally at home in a quiet theater setting or igniting a raucous crowd.

Selected Setlist:

Imagine My Surprise [little]
Silly Girl [little]
Wasted [little]
Too Far Gone [little]
Walk the World [little]
On My Way [little]
Never Noticing [little]
Non-stop to Nowhere [little]
No Matter [little]
Maybe Tomorrow [little]
Angry Words [willy porter]
Bubbletoes [jack johnson]
People are Strange [the doors]
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You [d. martin]
Big Blue Sea [bob schneider]
Things Just Getting Good [the promise ring]
Moondance [van morrison]
For What It's Worth [buffalo springfield]
She Gave Me Love [the getaway people]