Peace On Mars
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Peace On Mars

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Peace on Mars is a trio of musicians from the Lakeshore communities of Muskegon, Grand Haven and Spring Lake. Composed of Jeff Steele (songwriter/guitar/vocals), Mark Hicks (bass and a consistent, calming influence) and Jeff Billingsley (drums and percussion), PoM plays a collection of original songs that draw from a wide range of musical influences, a whole lot of experience as musicians, and just plain living.

Jeff Steele grew up in Cleveland, but his musical education took place in and around Cincinnati. However, it wasn�t until he moved to West Michigan that he began developing the songwriting style that drives PoM. Jeff has managed to combine his training in composition with his keen (and slightly quirky) powers of observation and his ability as a writer of both music and lyrics.

Mark Hicks and Jeff Billingsley were both born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. In fact, they attended the same high school. That is pretty much where the similarities ended until Jeff began playing fill-in dates with Mark and his brother. The �trial by fire� (no rehearsal, no set list) nature of those gigs required that the pair learn quickly, communicate constantly (questions like, �Do you have any idea what the name of that song was?�) and trust each other as musicians.

The three came together in mid-2007 when the two Jeff�s (who had met when playing in the church where Jeff Steele was on staff) decided to join forces and asked Mark to handle the bass duties. The combination of these three very different people with very different musical backgrounds �clicked� from the beginning.
At the core of the PoM experience is the song. No long instrumental interludes, no matching outfits, no jumping around (okay, maybe a little), just well constructed songs with something to say, delivered by three musicians who believe deeply in what their music has to offer. PoM�s music might make you sing, it might make you dance, but it will always make you think.