Standing Right Here
STANDING RIGHT HERE, Mark's follow up album to his 1996 critically acclaimed debut release HOT SANDS, takes us on a 15 song journey through relationships and friends, dreaming of the future and a good bottle of beer; and with just about as much heart as any one person can pack into an album. Mark's style of songwriting provides an honesty and openness that seems rare in today's music. The songs have a way of capturing listeners and the lyrics are so universally identifiable that those who listen often feel like the songs might as well have been written about them. Maybe they were. STANDING RIGHT HERE is a collection of original songs; from the revealing and personal 'Scared' and 'Time That I Go,' to the loose and fun songs 'Beer' and 'Has Anybody Seen My Coat,' each song paints a stunning picture of ourselves, and our hopes and dreams. STANDING RIGHT HERE features Jesse Dyen on piano, George Ruch on lead guitar, Dan Grosh on drums, Mike 'Shemp' Mellender on bass and Kelly Owens, Monica Lynk and Fred Griffith on backing vocals. STANDING was produced by Mark Nicholas. In addition to the songs, it's really Mark's voice and live show that makes the presentation so totally inspiring. Rough and road-worn, natural and unique. Boston-based songwriter Mark Nicholas grew up in a small town on the New Jersey shore. 'As kids we were free spirits, and we grew up quickly.' That freedom has been transposed into the very essence of his music.