There are at least two artists with the name Mark Bates: 1) Boston based musician, 2) member of the band Dusted .Read More...
1) With a voice that rings reminiscent of Bill Janovitz or Elvis Costello, and at times Bruce Springsteeen, Mark Bates is a growing beacon of hope on the Boston music scene. Mark creates a unique blend of melodic power pop and alt-country to bring a fresh sound to a sometimes stale music scene.
In 1999, Mark launched into the Boston music scene with his very well received solo album, 'Cheaper Than Disappointment'. The record, which boasts such classic tracks as '43 Seconds' (which entered the top 10 on Mp3.com) and 'Suppose I', caught the interest of local musicians Karl Haas and Erick Ellison, and Catapult was formed.
During the short course of Catapult's life span, the band released the 'Broken Nursery Rhymes' E.P. and the critically acclaimed album, '42'. Catapult brought their raucous live performances to all parts of New England, and in November of 2003 the band played to extremely enthusiastic crowds across the United Kingdom.
In April of 2004 the band played its last show together in Burlington, Vermont.
Since Catapult's breakup Mark released his new solo album, "Wish I Was There". The album, produced by Mark, has been mixed by industry heavy weight, Tom Polce (Mappari, Scamper, Crown Victoria, just to name a few). The album also features guest appearances by such Boston legends as Chris Toppin (Fuzzy), Scamper, and Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom, Crown Victoria).
"All I've ever wanted to do was play music, and that's what I'm doing. Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's fun, but it's always worthwhile, and that's why I'm here."
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Flyin' Shoes (Townes Van Zandt cover) - 33 plays
- I Wish I Was There - 51 plays
- Say Goodbye - 16 plays
- Flying Shoes: Final Master - 10 plays
- Flyin' Shoes - 44 plays
- Can't Forget (Away) - 11 plays
- Do You Ever Smile? - 7 plays
- (Won't) You Come Home? - 8 plays
- (Sorry For) What I've Done - 7 plays
- Clean Through - 39 plays