MARK McCRITE

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LATEST NEWS

Projects and Performances//

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 - Expanded Digital Release of "Getting to the Point"

Today Futureman Records has released an expanded downloadable version of my solo album "Getting to the Point" from 2000 on Bandcamp (includes FLAC download option), iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and more! This marks the first time the album has been available from mainstream retail outlets. In addition to the ten tracks on the original release, this reissue includes several alternate versions of songs from the original sessions, a cover of ELO's "Strange Magic," and an expanded PDF booklet with lyrics and additional photos!

The album features a core band of Derrick Anderson (the Bangles, the Andersons) and Tommy Amato (Rocket Scientists) with special guests Dave Kerzner (Kevin Gilbert, Sound of Contact), Vince DiCola (Transformers, Thread), David Bryce (Funky Young Monks), Greg Ellis (Vas, Erik Norlander) and others. Be sure to check out the brand new video below for “The Truth,” which features Derrick Anderson and was shot by Firepilot Digital.

Mark McCrite: The Truth (from "Getting to the Point")

ABOUT

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MARK MCCRITE

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Singer songwriter, guitarist, composer, and audiophile Mark McCrite reflects his complex musical taste in all he does. His passion is melodic and often moody music with lush, sophisticated arrangements that often feature acoustic guitar, Mellotron and Wurlitzer piano. This leads him naturally to a strong appreciation for artists that straddle the line between classic progressive rock, melodic pop and modern indie rock. Living in Los Angeles he performs locally as well as online with musicians from around the world.

 

He moved to Southern California in 1983 and met his primary musical collaborator and lifelong friend Erik Norlander in high school.  They played in many bands together over the years, most notably Rocket Scientists and Lana Lane, recording approximately 30 CDs and touring the US, Europe and Japan.

Lately he has been splitting his time between working with his daughter Emily McCrite, his Pink Floyd tribute band A Fleeting Glimpse and an online community of musicians called Theme Music – an international online collaborative music club. 

BASIC INFO

 

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Los Angeles CA, USA

 

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Rock. Prog. Singer/Songwriter

 

years active//

1983-present

 

associated acts//

Rocket Scientists. Lana Lane

 

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www.markmccrite.com

 

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WATCH

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Mark McCrite: The Truth (from "Getting to the Point")

Rocket Scientists: Minstrel Saviour (from "Looking Backward")

Circe Link: Lucky Man

Rocket Scientists: Better View (live)

Mark McCrite: Soulmating (Theme Music collaboration)

A Fleeting Glimpse: Money (live)

DISCOGRAPHY

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PHOTOS

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NEWS ARCHIVE

 Projects & Performance//

DECEMBER 2015 - Recording with Erik Norlander

I will be playing guitar alongside Alastair Greene and Jeff Kollman on a new CD by Erik Norlander that will be released in 2016. So proud to be a part of this project!

NOVEMBER 2015 - Matt Brown Birthday session

On November 8, 2015 I participated in a very special session. Here's the back story... Matt Brown - the fearless leader and founder of Theme Music had a big birthday recently. One of the members of the group schemed to pull together many of the regular contributors to cover Matt's songs as a gift to him. The end result was that on his birthday, Matt was treated to a top to bottom cover of Rycopa - the 32 track double album swan song by his old band Uncle Green - and each song was presented as a video! I was assigned a song to cover and I talked to some others who were also assigned songs. We decided to pool our resources and make a supergroup to perform 3 songs live and record audio/video live as it happened. The band was : Circe Link, Nancy Gardos, Christian Nesmith, Michael Sherwood, Jason Chesney and Christopher Allis - wow! It was a magical party!  

OCTOBER 2015 - Themestock IV in Atlanta, GA

In October, I traveled to Atlanta to be part of a very cool event called "Themestock." This is an annual event where 100 or so members of the Theme Music group all meet up in Atlanta. About 50 different combinations of these musicians play a marathon show at a cool local venue.  It was a whirlwind trip - I was only gone for 3 days, but it felt like 2 weeks! I was in 4 bands playing bass, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals. I couldn't help but think that if I had not moved to California, this would have been my circle of friends...

CONTACT

 

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public (at) markmccrite (dot) com

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