Mark Minelli

Mark Minelli

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Mark Minelli want's to make you move. With the sharp pop of his nylon strings and the smooth melody of his 23 year old voice; odds are he probably will. Don't fight it.

Biography

Summer time in Chicago is something to behold. In the July of 2002 Mark Minelli was coming to this realization for the first time. After the proverbial "forty days and forty nights¨ here was his holy land, and something marvelous had begun.

After spending the last eighteen years in Fairfield, OH (just north of Cincinnati) Mark was slightly overwhelmed by the grandeur of the Windy City. However, it would be here that he would continue to chase his ever elusive dream of being a professional musician. In Ohio the seeds had been planted in his soul. There had been garage bands and "History of Music: 1966-74" lessons with his father; basement gigs and bedroom albums. But, never had things been as possible as they were that first summer in Chicago, IL.
By the following year Mark and, his older brother, Bobby had made a name for themselves as a slightly rambunctious acoustic duo in the bar circuit on the north side of the city.
But, all-nighters and local celebrity was growing old. Eventually, Bobby split off to form the band RoaR and ultimately the Gentlemen's Club. That's when Mark's solo career took flight.

They say "when it rains, it pours," and if that's the case, storm clouds are rolling in for Mark Minelli. His career has snowballed to include festival appearances, shows with national acts, and relationships that will take him far and wide. His new album "¬°Grenade, Grenade! (Everybody Get Down)" promises to be his best to date. From crowd pleasing tracks like "lovin' disease" to hip shaking beats like "john" the album will move you and make you move. Mark Minelli's passion and love for the art of music will make him impossible to miss in the coming years.

Success:

1. Artist for Harmony Comp Album (w/ Matthew Santos of Lupe Fiasco's "Superstar")
2. Performance at Jeep Festival 2006
3. Sold out Elbo Room Chicago w/ Dave Yaden and the Weight & Strain Busy Sky 05/06
4. The Abbey Pub Chicago w/ Colin Hay (Men at Work, Garden State Soundtrack) 07/07
5. Grant Park Performance - Chicago's Mix 101.9 party in the Park 07/07
6. Cd Release Party - Martyrs' Chicago 04/19

Contact:

Myspace.com/markminelli
Sonicbidscom/markminelli
Minellimusic.com

mark@minellimusic.com

Lyrics

john

Written By: Mark Minelli

i piss my money away every night trolling for women, looking for fights
belly of bourbon two lungs full of smoke
my dancing shoes are tripping on my soles

heads are going to roll

i piss my time away everyday
one nine to five i'm closer to my grave
at least when i'm dead i'll be able to rest
unless i'm another unwanted guest

john what will they say
when i stand on judgement day
so you best bring fire and you best bring rain
heavan knows you ain't no saint

heads are going to roll

my thoughts they way on my worrying mind
my legs they shake but in rhythm and time
they sound off like drums for my execution
the mob is shouting there's know place to run

my faith has long since escaped
my hope dug a tunnel right under the gate
all i'm left with is fate and a wishing well
will it be heavan or will it be hell

john what will they say
when i stand on judgement day
you best bring fire and you best bring rain
heavan knows you ain't no saint

murder in the streets

Written By: Mark Minelli

it's closing time
better head towards home
and please take care
and don't walk alone

they say don't talk to strangers
but we'd never had met
if it weren't in your reckless nature
and taken my hand

the wind is cool
the lights yellow
i'd give you a kiss
if you asked me too

they say don't take the candy
though it's oh so sweet
she said if you like your sugar then
you're gonna love me

the's murder in the streets
better watch your step
digging deep a pauper's grave
around the next bend
there's treachery afoot
so you best beware
takeing a tempting taste
of the devil's snare

we walked so far
to your front door
you said firat
you must be warned

they say to listen closely
and keep a watchful eye
but your's are big and green
and got me mesmerized

the's murder in the streets
better watch your step
digging deep a pauper's grave
around the next bend
there's treachery afoot
so you best beware
takeing a tempting taste
of the devil's snare

she offered me an apple
and i ate it up with sin
it was tart and sweet and sour
so i took it with some gin
i said holy hallelujah
i think i found my missing rib
she said you can have it back
i think i'll have your heart instead
it only took a second
for me making up my mind
cause in the beginning
there was only you and i
i opened up my chest
and said here we go again
would it be forward of me
if i were to invite you in

there's murder in the streets...

tell me lies

Written By: Mark Minelli

Hush now baby don't
you say a word
cause I still don't have
your diamond ring

i'm not one to repeat
things I've over heard
but I must ask
if you really love me

I'm not about to start listening to myself

When the bough does break
where will it land
will we be able
to put together again

and just how far
will the cradle fall
when two of us in love
we don't say nothing at all

I'm not about to start listening to myself

This is why
I can't sleep at night
This is why
I'm asking you to lie

And all the kings and queens
that visit you in your dreams
I will make them
all come true

Oh but when
that clock strikes at one
everything we made
will come undone

I'm not about to start listening to myself

This is why
I can't sleep at night
this is why
I'm asking you to lie

Discography

I Think I'm Being Followed EP (2004)
1. Bye Bye Baby
2. Nothing But You
3. Second Hand Sweetheart
4. Whiskey on Tap
5. Bibles and Brothers
6. On the Up and Up
7. Certain Death

How Can I Help You? (Full Length 2006)
1. Bye Bye Baby
2. Sundown
3. I Shoulda Been
4. Some Sort of Fool
5. On the Up and Up
6. A Song for Bob
7. Mercy Please
8. Like Me
9. If You Don't Mind
10. Sons and Daughters
11. The Low Road
12. Tonight

Grenade, Grenade!(Everybody Get Down) 2008
1. The Way I Move
2. Tonight
3. Tell Me Lies
4. John
5. Some Sort of Fool
6. Lovin' Disease
7. Murder in the Streets

Set List

Origianal music that you'll love
(and perhaps the occasional crowd pleasing cover)