Our Own Songs
Mark Samuel and Vincent James have known each other forever. They were writing and recording music together long before Vince met Paul Jacobs in High School. It was at this time that Vince and Paul began writing and recording together. Paul met Mark through Vince and sparked the beginning of things to come. Vince and Paul had worked together as roadies before putting together a garage band (actually a basement band) that only played one gig...a house party...at which the neighbors called the cops who shut down the party. Mark relocated, and Vince and Paul concentrated on their own songs. Then Vince relocated and hooked up with Mark again and they formed a band which played in the local clubs. That band broke up, and Mark and Vince once again began to concentrate on their own songs.In the summer of 2003 Vince and Paul got together and decided to record a 5 song demo. They called it 'The Vincent / Paul Project.' The idea was to feature Mark as a guest Lead Guitarist, but when he heard the songs, he suggested that the three of them form a group and record a 9 song collaboration CD. And thus... MVP was born. In late summer of 2003 the boys went into the studio and turned out a 9 track recording featuring Mark, Vince, and Paul playing bass guitar, rythym guitar, Mark doing lead guitar, Vince and Paul playing drums, and Mark, Vince and Paul doing vocals. In the spring of 2004, they got together again to add 3 more tracks to the recording, and the result is 'Our Own Songs'...