Mark Shields & the Rock Apes
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Mark Shields & the Rock Apes


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The best kept secret in music


"The Lonely Room Tapes CD Review!"

The Lonely Room Tapes is reminiscent of a summertime show at an outdoor venue or a local festival. Mark Shields and crew are having fun showcasing while the crowd is enjoying sunshine and the company of
family and friends. The production is very clean, and the band is
tight, with exceptionally notable drum work. "Roller Coast" is a track with alternative roots and a hint of blues that keeps the spirits high and the energy flowing. Shields proves he is especially good at writing for acoustic guitar on his songs "Nude" and "Once Again." If you enjoy
modern/alternative rock bands such as Nirvana, you will enjoy this CD.
Pick up a copy today! - RadioIndy

"Press Run to Start."

Uno Mas' Records anounces the completion of "the Lonely Room tapes", which was penned and produced by Mark Shields.

2007 will see this album making the rounds of the "Usual Suspects" in music publishing and retailing, so keep and eye out and look for the band live.

the LONELY ROOM tapes
Recroded at Lonely Room Studio & Sprout City Studios (Eugene, OR) December, 2006
- uno mas' records


"the LONELY ROOM tapes", debut LP
13 tracks / 70 minutes of music
released in '07
Uno Mas' Records


Feeling a bit camera shy


As written by Mark Shields:

A sustained intensity. The awareness that none of us are getting out of here alive. Men and women of peace must live, and so must the crazy diamonds. If you think it's weird here, wait until you get inside the gold mine. Love, devotion, surrender. Balance, freedom, and soul. A toast to the good times and the people you spend them with.

Thoughts that come to mind when I think of this band, music, and life. Yeah, it's only rock n' roll, but it's a celebration of everything this life has to offer. Also, it's a reminder that there's more to this life than meets the eye. And, if we go out and do our best, I think we inspire other people to do their best.

In essence, we are a rock trio that really focuses on pounding grooves and good lyrics. We play the same song structures, but play them a little different each time depending on the present mood. We're competent enough and tight enough as a group to 'stretch out', but don't always feel it's necessary or important. And in the end, if we didn't communicate to the audience and nobody came along, then we didn't do our job.

We listen to blues, jazz, rock, soul, indie, hip-hop, funk, and the list goes on. To some degree, they all show up in our music. Fortunately, we're not the only band and the only people making music cause we need variety. However, we're one of them and seeing how we submitted this application to you, we'd like to work together.

You can hear/see/read more about us at our website if you'd like. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to meet you in person and perform for you live. Either way, thank you and best of luck.