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Perfect Mark

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Perfect Mark’s blend of pop rock balances smooth vocals with a good helping of grit.

Listen: http://perfectmark.bandcamp.com

‘Footprints’ kicks things off sounding like classic R.E.M. with its jangling guitars and thundering bass, it’s a confident opener and a strong piece of rock that sets out Perfect Mark’s stall in a way that shows what to expect. As a result, ‘World Outside’ is something as a surprise, with its significantly more gentle approach that offers smooth vocals and delicate guitars that do eventually give way to a more aggressive piece of instrumentation. ‘Acrobats’ heads in a more acoustic direction, with an evocative guitar part that shimmers throughout. As the chorus is revealed, there is a late nineties indie feel to the proceedings, but all done with a fresh, modern approach.

Video of the first single “Footprints”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz-4SHAgAys

‘Light and Water’ is perfectly (no pun intended) titled, as a track that both flows and shines with sparkling cymbals that add texture and character, while ‘Green Light’ adds a little funk into the mix with a snappy guitar riff and vocals that lean towards the sounds of Maroon 5 and Will Young. ‘Butterflies You Deserve’ throws a whole load of reverb and delay over the vocal on the chorus to create a spectral wall of sound, while the album’s closing track ‘Play Your Days’ sees a smoky guitar blended with Marco Perfetti’s smooth vocals, bringing things to a close in a way that is satisfying.

www.facebook.com/perfectmarkmusic - Chris Marsh


Italian singer/songwriter Marco Perfetti is a Boston artist with a great ear and some tasty jams. Perfect Mark is his musical playground where Perfetti incorporates his stylings into alternative rock, dance and even funk. After over 10 years of intense musical activity including winning national competitions like the Tour Music Fest, and participating in Italian X-Factor, Perfetti headed stateside upon the wings of a Berklee scholarship. This current project features Perfetti’s original songs in collaboration with musicians from Brazil, Korea, United States, Italy and Portugal. Perfetti has had a very successful beginning and scored a few strokes of luck, but it is his hard work and attention to quality songwriting that has given his band a solid Boston following, so much so that Perfect Mark is set to perform at the Canadian Music Week Festival this year in Toronto.

Flesh & Voice naturally revolves around Perfetti’s incredible vocal ability and gift of arrangements. The album is equally powerful as it is intimate thanks to the musician’s sense of balance in song dynamic and structure. If need be, the style could be boiled down to pop rock, but in the sense that pop rock was a fulfilling palette of artists such as Tonic, Incubus, and Fair to Midland.

And amidst it all is what sounds at first like a wrong turn – a cover to the Ne-Yo hit "Closer,” surprisingly arranged as a rock ballad. It works. Of course, this is all supported by the work of high class, high talent musicians so there’s really no way you can go wrong especially with Perfetti’s versatility at the mic.

“Light and Water” is the most folk sounding while “Footprints” lays down the classic rock. “World Inside” starts out like a ballad and shifts into a chugging rocker that fills out wonderfully and ends as a well-rounded track. The album closes with “Play Our Days” and it seems like a bit of a downer initially, but the chorus crescendos and things go from dark to light despite still sitting in a melancholy key. Flesh & Voice is an artful collection any way you slice it. For those looking for more substance and integrity in their contemporary music, Perfect Mark hits the mark. - Ethan Skelton


Italian singer/songwriter Marco Perfetti is a Boston artist with a great ear and some tasty jams. Perfect Mark is his musical playground where Perfetti incorporates his stylings into alternative rock, dance and even funk. After over 10 years of intense musical activity including winning national competitions like the Tour Music Fest, and participating in Italian X-Factor, Perfetti headed stateside upon the wings of a Berklee scholarship. This current project features Perfetti’s original songs in collaboration with musicians from Brazil, Korea, United States, Italy and Portugal. Perfetti has had a very successful beginning and scored a few strokes of luck, but it is his hard work and attention to quality songwriting that has given his band a solid Boston following, so much so that Perfect Mark is set to perform at the Canadian Music Week Festival this year in Toronto.

Flesh & Voice naturally revolves around Perfetti’s incredible vocal ability and gift of arrangements. The album is equally powerful as it is intimate thanks to the musician’s sense of balance in song dynamic and structure. If need be, the style could be boiled down to pop rock, but in the sense that pop rock was a fulfilling palette of artists such as Tonic, Incubus, and Fair to Midland.

And amidst it all is what sounds at first like a wrong turn – a cover to the Ne-Yo hit "Closer,” surprisingly arranged as a rock ballad. It works. Of course, this is all supported by the work of high class, high talent musicians so there’s really no way you can go wrong especially with Perfetti’s versatility at the mic.

“Light and Water” is the most folk sounding while “Footprints” lays down the classic rock. “World Inside” starts out like a ballad and shifts into a chugging rocker that fills out wonderfully and ends as a well-rounded track. The album closes with “Play Our Days” and it seems like a bit of a downer initially, but the chorus crescendos and things go from dark to light despite still sitting in a melancholy key. Flesh & Voice is an artful collection any way you slice it. For those looking for more substance and integrity in their contemporary music, Perfect Mark hits the mark. - Ethan Skelton - The Equal Ground


Berklee College of Music student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

The group – called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti’s name – will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central. For more information, visit CMW.net/music.



Canadian Music Week – the country’s largest music festival – is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1,000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.


Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. “It’s the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level,” said Perfetti. “And it’s important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience.”


He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.

Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge’s House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival. - Back Bay Patch


Berklee College of Music student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

The group � called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti�s name � will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central. For more information, visit CMW.net/music.

Canadian Music Week � the country�s largest music festival � is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1,000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.

Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. �It�s the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level,� said Perfetti. �And it�s important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience.�

He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.


Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge�s House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival. - Music Industry News Network


Berklee College of Music student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

The group – called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti's name – will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central.

Canadian Music Week – the country's largest music festival – is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1, 000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.

Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. "It's the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level, " said Perfetti. "And it's important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience."

He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.

Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge's House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival.

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global learning, Berklee in Valencia, a new campus in Spain, is hosting the college's first graduate programs, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree­granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after­school programming for underserved teens in 45 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing nearly 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 310 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. - Jazz News


Berklee student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

Canadian Music Week – the country’s largest music festival – is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1,000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.
Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. “It’s the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level,” said Perfetti. “And it’s important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience.”
He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.
Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge’s House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival.
The group – called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti’s name – will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central. For more information, visit CMW.net/music. - TheBerkleeGroove.com


Students from Berklee College of Music will be performing in Boston and Toronto in the next days and weeks.

Beginning tomorrow, April 29, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presents its fourth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit: Global Report. It will feature BGJI artistic director and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez and faculty members including master saxophonist George Garzone and world renowned bassist John Patitucci, along with acclaimed percussionist Roman Diaz. Together, they will celebrate GBJI's humanitarian ission: music outreach on a global scale.

The performance will present music from recent BGJI trips to Panama, the Dominican Republic, Chile and Valencia, Spain, featuring the same ensembles that traveled to each country. The ensembles, with students from Israel, South Africa, Korea, Japan, Brazil and the U.S., will perform original music including a piece from Danilo Perez's latest release, Panama 500. BGJI managing director Marco Pignataro and drummer/percussionist Jorge Perez-Albela will also perform.

The concert takes place at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $8 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Tickets can also be purchased online through berkleebpc.dom or call 17-747-2261.

The Berklee Global Jazz Summit is also a celebration of International Jazz Day, April 30, a UNESCO-designated day of recognition for jazzas a vehicle for peace, unity and dialogue between people.

A Berklee student will also be performing at Canadian Music Week in Toronto May 6-10. Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Tuscany, Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark on Tuesday, May 6. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

Canadian Music Week, the country's largest music festival, is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.

Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunty from hundreds of submissions. "It's the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level," said Perfetti. "And it's important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings and conferences with promoters, producers and publishers."

He will soon release his debut album, "Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfetti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. Following Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.

Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012 where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival. - Examiner.com


Canadian Music Week, the country’s largest annual music festival, has added a Boston-based band to its five days of festivities.

Led by Berklee College of Music student Marco Perfetti, the group Perfect Mark is set help kick off the festival with a performance on Tuesday, May 6.

Canadian Music Week, which runs from May 6-10, will feature appearances by a slew of big named artists, including Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, and Tegan and Sara.

In addition to the high profile gig, Perfect Mark will also soon be releasing its debut album, “Flesh and Voice.”

Check out a performance by Perfect Mark in the video embedded above. - Matt Juul, Boston.com


A quick introduction: Perfect Mark is the musical project of Italian singer songwriter Marco Perfetti, currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. The project features Marco’s original songs arranged and recorded with the collaboration of of international musicians coming from Brazil, Korea, United States, Italy and Portugal. The first album, “Flesh & Voice”, was released in April 2014. The style is basically pop-rock, influenced by other genres like soul, funk, and folk. The songs showcase Marco’s vocal abilities, and deliver strong, powerful arrangements though still keeping a soft acoustic side.

What got you into music? I started singing as soon as I talked and music has always been my biggest passion. Nobody in my family is interested in music, I was the one who forced my parents to buy the first stereo! There’s not a specific thing that got me into music, I just spent hours as a kid learning every possible song and recording myself. As a teenager I was very shy but the will to sing was so strong that at the age of 17 I started studying music and performing, and that helped me a lot in building my confidence.

What are your sources of inspiration? In my songs I often talk about personal experiences and feelings, in a way that other people can relate to them too. Inspiration is really something I can’t control, most of the time I just take a walk and observe what surrounds me, I love walking in the city without a destination, listening to music with my headphones and letting my mind find the right words through associations of ideas between what I see outside and how I feel inside. Musically I like to be inspired by artists from very different genres: If I should name some I would say Chris Cornell, Incubus, Counting Crows, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Mumford & Sons.

Dream gig? There’s so many places I dream about: I love big festivals with huge stage and crowd like Coachella or the European rock festivals like the Pinkpop. But if I can really dream big I’d say The Grammy’s!!!

Your thoughts on Canadian Music Week? I’m really excited about being part of this festival not only for the performance but also for all the meetings, conferences, and events. It doesn’t happen everyday to listen to Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers etc. in the same week and especially to be able to talk face to face with so many people that work in the industry. I’m looking forward to network as much as possible. I think this festival can be an incredible opportunity for emerging artists like me and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Interesting points others don’t know about you? In 2008 I almost made it to the first edition of the Italian X factor! I got to the judge’s house phase, we were 30 left but I was not selected for the final show, and I’m actually happy about it! When I was 17-18 I was a huge fan of hip hop and R&B and if somebody ever asked me to sing rock I would have said that I wasn’t capable to do it!!! My love for rock music started when I was hired in a 70′s hard rock band. I spent two years singing songs by Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin, etc. I learned so much and for the first time in my life I realized that I could be that kind of singer. - The Arts Guild


The Boston based musical collective known as Perfect Mark has just made available for free their latest collection called "Flesh & Voice". The band is pretty hard to point down genrewise, but their influences run the gamut from R&B to funk and everything else in between, but the guys have a strong musical chemistry and bond that allows them to communicate effectively through music and come to a common ground as to how a particular song should sound and what it should feel like as well. I really enjoyed what I uncovered from these guys, and they really have a grasp on the type of music they want to play and the style they want to evoke to their listening audience, who will definitely find that one unique characteristic that sets them apart immensely from other acts.

To take a listen to "Flesh & Voice", it's available for free streaming and download on their Bandcamp page conveniently located right here, and for more info on Perfect Mark, 'Like' them on Facebook here and follow them on Twitter right over here. - Peter Amara, Musicboxpete.com


Satisfactions coming from overseas; and how could they not. He won a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival, he got the chance to study at Berklee and so a role on his personal American Dream. Marco Perfetti, or Perfect Mark for the Anglophones, step by step is trying to stand out on one of the richest and most intricate musical realities of the planet.
We left him last summer as a guest of our program Monkey Wrench, airing on Radio Nostalgia, and we find him today when he’s about to release his first album “Flesh and voice”. As announced by the title, it’s a result of an almost physical passion for the music that starts from the guts to reach the throat, where it can find a chance to express itself.
The album includes 8 songs: 3 of them entirely written by Marco, 3 co-written in collaboration with Italian musicians Gian Matteo Rocchi and Lorenzo Cavazzini, and 2 covers. One of them is a song from the band Sensemilla, led by another star of the Apuan scene, Marco Baruffetti.
Last summer we had a sneak peek of the first single “Footprints”. It’s a good rock song, definitely influenced by the American sound, loud guitars and snare drum, a total compression mix, choruses open like windows in August. You can listen to it and download it for free from this link
Could the musical “Green card” be enough for our Perfect Mark? Definitely no. Recently he’s been selected to participate at the Canadian Music Week festival, through a competition promoted by the musical social network Reverbnation. The festival will take place in Toronto on May 6 to 10. This year’s line-up features artists such as City and Colour, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, The 1975, Neko Case, Walk off the earth, Television and many more.
The event is a real musical convention, with clinics and meetings with musicians like Diane Warren, author of “I don’t want to miss a thing” and every possible ballads of the 90’s and early 2000’s, the producer of Daft Punk’s last album, publishers and journalists from all over the world.
A very good chance that we hope could be used as a positive display for Italian artists.
As they use to say on a famous TV serie: “Save the singer, save Italy” - Luca Lagomarsini, Allrock.it


Berklee College of Music student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, May 6-10. Perfect Mark also features alumnus guitarist Vinicius Da Silva, and students, drummer Kiwoong Choi, bassist Derrick Elliott, and guitarist John Tyler Kent.

The group – called Perfect Mark after the English translation of Perfetti’s name – will perform at the festival on Tuesday, May 6, at Central. For more information, visit CMW.net/music.

Canadian Music Week – the country’s largest music festival – is one of the premier events in North America focusing on the business of music. The festival presents 1,000 bands at more than 60 venues. This year features appearances by Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Deadmou5, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour.

Perfetti applied to the festival through Reverb Nation and was chosen for the opportunity from hundreds of submissions. “It’s the step forward that I was waiting for a long time, the chance to perform and introduce myself at the festival level,” said Perfetti. “And it’s important for us, not only the performance, but also to attend the clinics, meetings, and conferences with promoters, producers, and publishers. It will be a great learning experience.”

He will soon release his debut album, Flesh and Voice, a collection of pop-rock songs influenced by R&B and funk. Perfettti wrote, produced and arranged all of the tracks on the album. The songs were performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by a team of fellow Berklee students at The Record Company studio in Boston. After Canadian Music Week, Perfetti heads to Italy for a two-week acoustic tour with two of his band-mates.

Perfetti, a native of Massa, in Tuscany, Italy, has been singing and giving voice lessons since he was a teenager. He started auditioning for competitions in 2008, and advanced to the Judge’s House on the first edition of the Italian X-Factor. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to attend CET music school in Italy. Perfetti came to Berklee in 2012, where he is a professional music major, after being awarded a scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival. - Dirty Water News


Perfect Mark is the musical project by Italian-born singer/songwriter, Marco Perfetti. After hitting the Italian music scene, winning national contests, such as the Tour Music Fest, and taking part in the first series of the Italian X-Factor, Marco moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in the US to attend the Berklee College of Music.

Perfect Mark now has a loyal following in Boston, the band recently climbed to number 3 in the ReverbNation Boston Rock Chart. The band has also been selected to perform at the Canadian Music Week Festival this year. The festival will be headlined by Ellie Goulding and The 1975, amongst others.

Listening to the music, it’s not hard to understand why Perfect Mark has achieved the success it has and I think the band has a shiny future ahead. The pop-rock songwriting is sophisticated in the way it blends loud and soft, dark and shade. My favourite aspect of Perfect Mark’s music is that each song blends soft acoustic melodies with punchy, aggressive rock. This blend is done both instrumentally and vocally. It shows the versatility Marco has as a vocalist that his voice is equally suited to singing gentle ballads as it is to gritty rock anthems.

‘World Outside’ opens very calmly with its first verse and chorus. After that the instrumental rocks it up for verse two, whilst the voice remains gentle and sweet. I really like this mix; it prevents the song from becoming too aggressive too quickly. Just before the second chorus, the instrumental quietens down and lets the vocal deliver an edgy lift into the chorus. Very sophisticated song writing, I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating. After the second chorus there’s a guitar solo, before everything decreases in volume to build up to the final chorus. ‘World Outside’ can be found on Perfect Mark’s SoundCloud page https://soundcloud.com/perfectmark.

‘Footprints’ is my favourite song by Perfect Mark. It’s pure, energetic pop-rock. With catchy guitar riffs, good lyrics (which can be read on ReverbNation) and a rock-out chorus, it’s a song you can listen to on repeat. ‘Footprints’ also showcases Marco’s vocal ability at its best. His voice suits the pop-rock genre down to the ground.

‘Light And Water’ and ‘Butterflies You Deserve’ also blend punchy pop-rock with softer sections that pay tribute to Marco’s acoustic side. The lyrics about living life to the full in ‘Butterflies You Deserve’ are a highlight for me, along with the lively instrumental ending.

Visit Perfect Mark on ReverbNation at http://www.reverbnation.com/perfectmark. It’s definitely worth a listen. Apparently there’s an album out shortly, so let’s keep our eyes open for that. You can also like Perfect Mark’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/perfectmarkmusic and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/perfectmark1. - Justine Perry


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Flesh & Voice (2014)

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Perfect Mark is the musical project of Italian singer songwriter Marco Perfetti, currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. After 11 years of intense musical activity, on stage and in the studio, winning national competitions like the Tour Music Fest, and participating to the first edition of the Italian X-Factor, Marco moved to the USA in 2012, after winning a scholarship for Berklee College of Music.

The project features Marco’s original songs arranged and recorded with the collaboration of international musicians coming from Brazil, Korea, United States, Italy and Portugal.

The band already has a solid following in the Boston area, and it’s been selected to perform at the Canadian Music Week festival 2014 in Toronto, (headlined by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, City and Colour and many more) and the NODA Summer Music Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The first album “Flesh & Voice” was released in April 2014. The style is basically pop-rock, influenced by other genres like soul, funk, and folk. The songs showcase Marco’s vocal abilities, and deliver strong, powerful arrangements though still keeping a soft acoustic side.