Sex Drugs & Rodeos
Mark Rivers is a singer songwriter from Mt Vernon, Wa, about an hour north of Seatttle, he's collected all types of music since the early 70's, (mostly writers), and just this year decided to give up his job of 12 years to write, produce, and perform music. He's a natural on stage, like he's been there his whole life, his ability to,'take an average room and turn it into the happiest place in the World, is simply amazing, it's just him, it's so effortless', says Dr.Harmony James, former bass player for 70's horn band 'Cornerstone'. 'I admire so much music, my influences are all over the place', says Rivers, 'I started out liking the Beatle-Beach Boy-Stones sixties thing, then came some cats like Kris Krisstofferson, Todd Rundgren, Marc Farner of Grand Funk, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Santana, Rare Earth, I loved all of it'. WHY COUNTRY: 'Since I'm in my mid 30's I think Country with a bit of pop is what I fit into, the words still matter, and you don't have to be Mick or David Lee Roth on stage, ideas are coming in bunches from everywhere, I'm just in a nice groove, and want to keep writing while it's fresh'. CREDITS: The very first song Mark had published, 'Groovy Day', was picked up for the soundtrack of the Leslie Nielsen movie, CAMOUFLAGE. QUOTES: Peter Nowak: Poland musician, former organ player for Proco Herram, 'Mark is finally going to show the world what I've known for years, he can write with the best of 'em, now that he's music full time it won't be a minute till he's a household name'. Sun Ray Dowd: Los Angeles DJ, 'I've seen Mark improv a 13 song set just off the audience, he had 750 people chanting the Dixie Chick song and wasn't even going to record it, I told him I would pay for the session at the Record Plant, just get it out!'. T-Bone Todd: Phoenix DJ, 'Somebody needs to get him on tour with Toby, Kenny Chesney, or Alan Jackson, he's got that same spark Garth had, he's going to explode, so hold on to your bubble gum!'. Glenn Campbell: 'He reminds me alot of myself, it's all coming so quick to him, he doesn't even understand how good his music really is!'.