MARK WEINSTOCK

MARK WEINSTOCK

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPopChildren's Music

“Soul touching lyrics… [Mark] has the unique ability of engaging his audience on a deeper level…his warmth on stage emanates.” –Jen Bill, 24 Hrs Newspaper

Mark Weinstock is an award winning, folk soul, storytelling singer-songwriter with loyal listeners from across the continent and overseas.

Biography

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“Soul touching lyrics… [Mark] has the unique ability of engaging his audience on a deeper level…his warmth on stage emanates.” –Jennifer Bill, 24 Hours Newspaper

“Unafraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve, Weinstock beautifully translates all those universal themes love, loss, life into acoustic music...His lyrics are delicate and poignant” -Jaclyn Arndt, Soulshine Magazine

Like a kind relative or reassuring friend, Mark’s songs hold the listener in a timeless place, making them feel connected to something bigger, brighter and true. Stories and confessionals, hearts and thoughts are delivered with warm vocals and an effortless blend of musical styles.

Mark Weinstock is an award winning singer-songwriter whose unique gift for creating an intimate connection with his audience has attracted loyal listeners from across the continent and overseas.

He began writing poems for his teacher in fifth grade and soon discovered the magic of music. As a child, Mark accompanied John Sebastian at the Genie Awards, sang the national anthem at a major league baseball game, and went on to study piano, guitar, didgeridoo, percussion, mandolin, creative writing and voice.

He honed his craft on the road, performing at festivals and concert halls around the world, picking up new stories and instruments along the way. Mark’s songs have been placed in feature film and his written works have appeared in international publications in three different languages.

Mark’s recordings feature an eclectic patchwork of musicians, including, a seven year old soul singer, a Colorado cowboy, the All Gods Children Gospel Choir and greats from bands such as Janis Joplin’s Full Tilt Boogie Band, The Band and more. “Breeze Home” drew high praise and comparisons to Van Morrison, Paul Simon and Ben Harper.

Mark’s concerts and albums continue to receive glowing reviews from the media and music circles alike, establishing Mark Weinstock as one of Canada’s preeminent emerging talents and one of its best-kept secrets.

Lyrics

Share Your Fire

Written By: Mark Weinstock

The mountains pierced the sky until it bled
And painted the canyon’s rock sunset red.
Winter and night united over my head.
Come share your fire with me.

Cuddle me puddle me into a peace.
That’s better then dreaming and sure is better than sleep.
Smother me close in satin and fleece.
Come share your fire with me.

If I’m thrown from my thrown with no home left to roam.
Chilled and spilled, soaked and joked right to the bone.
Too cold, too old, too bold to sleep all alone.
Come share your fire with me.

Cuddle me puddle me into a peace.
That’s better then dreaming and sure is better than sleep.
Smother me close in satin and fleece.
Come share your fire with me.

But if one day I should find that my life is a curse.
And should look inside of your eyes and see yours is worse.
Somehow I’ll find some spark to warm you first.
I will share my fire with you.

I’ll cuddle you puddle you into a peace.
That’s better then dreaming and sure is better than sleep.
I’ll smother you close in satin and fleece.
I will share my fire with you.

I’ll bring you tea with honey and feed you the finest feast.
I will bathe you in bubbles 'till all of your troubles have ceased.
Stay with you 'till the dew rises in the east.

I will share my fire with you.
Come share your fire with me.

Homemade

Written By: Mark Weinstock

When my travels make me weary,
And my vision starts to fade.
I know I love her, she loves me clearly,
And it tastes just like homemade.

Drift me down lazy river,
Hang me ‘till I’ve dried.
Give me the strength to give her back all the tears she’s cried.

I found a heart, Lord help me not to break it.
Don't let the candle start to fade.
I know this heart, this heart can take it, can taste it.
And it tastes, just like homemade.

Drift me down lazy river,
Hang me ‘till I’ve dried.
Give me the strength to give her back all the tears she’s cried.

Will I ever find the strength to stay?
Before she finds the strength to go her way…away.

When my travels make me weary,
And my vision starts to fade.
Just bring her, bring her near me.
Make it taste just like homemade.

Drift me down lazy river,
Hang me ‘till I’ve dried.
Give me the strength to give her back all the tears she’s cried.

Your love babe, it tastes just like…home.

Discography

ALBUMS:
Mark Weinstock "Music City Demo" (Kind Records, 2010)
Mark Weinstock "Breeze Home" (Kind Record, 2004)
Mark's Patchwork "Homemade Series 1" (Kind Records, 2001)
Mark's Patchwork (Kind Records, 2000)

SINGLES:
"Homemade"
-Radio play on college & community station across Canada & USA
-Finalist at UK Int'l Songwriting Contest
-Finalist at Windrift Songwriting Contest
-1st Place Lil'P Talent Search
-Featured with story on CBC Andy Barry A.M. & on CBC Avril Benoit P.M. shows

"Bless the One"
-Radio play on college & community station across Canada & USA
-Helped raise money for families of victims of 9-11
-Feature with interview on CBC radio one

"No Good-byes"
-Radio play on college & community station across Canada & USA
-F.A.C.T.O.R. Demo Award

FILM WORK
"Christmas with You" in feature film Siblings (Step-Films Inc., 2004)
-Composed full soundtrack for short film The Tourist (Soul Capital Productions, 2001)

TV/RADIO APPEARANCES:
-Genie Awards (w/ John Sebastian ), Toronto, ON
-CBC Radio One, Toronto, ON
-Daytime TV, Toronto, ON
-Blue Jay Game, singing the national anthem, Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, ON
-WSBS Berkshire Radio, Great Barrington, MA
-97.7 FM KGOAT, Idaho Springs, CO
-CIUT, Toronto, ON
-CKLM, Toronto, ON
-CITA FM, Moncton, NB

Set List

45 min.->1.5 hrs. (1 or 2 sets)
Mostly originals with a few folk/soul/jamband covers

Sample Setlist (Hugh's Rm)
DARE
Share Your Fire
Harvest -->Into the Mystic (Van Morisson)
Long way Home
*Fair Maiden
*Duck’s Doom
*So Good Enough
Run for the Roses (Jerry Garcia Band)
No Good-byes
Universe
1st Encore: Homemade
2nd Encore: Last Longhair