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Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond, Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Billy Ocean

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After much learning. My manager said my pitch is the issue. I straighten it out here for the first time in this demo version. Facebookers give me feedback. Vocal lessons start in less then a week. I keep plugging away. Hope you like this demo version.

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Jack Hue, Nicholas Feldman, Darren Costin

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I tried my hand at making an extended version here. Turned out cool. Will be part of the Markie-Extravaganza Tour 2016. Excited to start the new tour in June. 

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Craig, Michael / Hay, Roy / Moss, Jon / O'dowd, George / Pickett, Phil.
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08/10/2015
Jack Hue, Nicholas Feldman, Darren Costin

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OMG! I spent just a few hours to make this track happen. I am adding it to the line up on the BE NEAR ME TOUR 2016. Next year will be my break out tour year. This is the final master. I will be promoting the new CD called "BE NEAR ME" dropping Aug. 10,2015. This is one of my favorites on the new CD. There are five I just can't stop listening to. "Dance Hall Days" is fun to sing live and I really had a great time recording this one. It will be track #1 on the new CD.

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08/10/2015
Martin Fry/Mark White

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This track is so cool. I didn't know I posted this version. Have been looking for it on my computer with no luck. I love this one, showcases my vocie without all the effects. It will be mastered soon and re-posted. It will feature songs that I have sang through my growing up years...excited..I do love this one, think it shows! I'm getting there, slow but sure. This is the final re-mastered mix.This song is the title of my first huge tour in 2016. Will also be performed in my live show Aug 15, 2015 in Reno, NV for pride there. It is track #2 on the new CD of the same title.

 

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08/10/2015
Holly Knight and Mike Chapman

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I finished this song July 28, 2015. I performed it live in 2014 on The Look Tour. I will be singing it again for Reno Pride Aug 15,2015. It will be a part of Be Near Me Tour 2016 as well. It also is track #3 on the new CD 'Be Near Me'. It is one of my favorites to sing live to. This is the final master.

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08/10/2015
STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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I love this version. I re-recorded it to correct mistakes on the first release and it will be re-released on Aug 10, 2015. Looking forward to releasing the new remix video. I uploaded a couple Demo versions on my you tube. I will post them on the website to. The single covers will be the same for the dance version and the cover for the original single might be different.

 

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08/10/2015
BAILEY, TOM / CURRIE, ALANNAH JOY

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Ok this one I just finished vocals 10/8/14.This is a working progress. I added some effects. Will be on the CD 'Be Near Me' which now drops July/Aug 2015. Love this song, damn it's fun. This song is originally from 1989 by Thompson Twins album Big Trash. I remember hearing it and loved it then and now! I don't think anyone knew it was them. I had to do it! I re-recorded it. It had to be re-recorded to preserve the awesome quality of the music. The music makes this track..This track is currently with Universal Music Group being final mastered. This is the first time I have had a song professionally master. How great that it happens to be the world renown Universal Music. It's been rough 7 days, Bryan my Mastering Tech i was assigned said it would take 14 days. Which is great, they take there time and perfect as much as possible. Excited to hear how amazing it will be...new single release date will be Nov 18, 2014. With all new art work too. I just was sent the new mastered single from Universal Music this evening. I will upload it early sat morn. I'm not sure, but I guess I did it way better then thought, they did very little to improve it which means it didn't much improvement. But I can head suttle differences. This is the final version...Thanks Universal Music Group. They fixed by vocals and make them pop!

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF SINGLE COVER:

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08/10/2015
Byrne, Peter James / Fisher, Rob.

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I stumbled upon this track while searching for a certain song. I'm so glad I did. My voice is very similar to the original singer, we actually sound a lot alike. Was major fun to record. Love the song too. Was very well written and has good meaning...Think this versions I recorded finally captures the true essence of the song..

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08/10/2015
DARRYL COTTON, MICHAEL LLOYD, STEVE KIPNER

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"Catch Me I'm Falling" is an amazing fun upbeat dance track from 1987 and was a huge club favorite, since there are like 10 remixes out there. I thought since I was trying my hand at other 80's dance hits, lets try this one. I will post in a few weeks the results. I am excited to already announce if it works for me, I will have two version to record. Both are cool. I also promise to add this to the live show too... With that being said I will be recording this one very very soon. Rehearsals for the BE NEAR ME TOUR start 5/12/15.Rehearsals are rocking along. Elaborate show Aug 15th in Reno NV at Wingfield Park downtown. Markie Opens the 19th annual Reno Gay Pride!

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08/10/2015
Fagenson, Donald E. / Jacobs, Randall Keith / Weiss, David Jay

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Ok had a Fk blast recording this one, and I was so reluctant, since it was so much will be adding to my live show. I think it's crazy fun. I hope you like this first version of the demo. Not the final, just a good start. "Walking The Dinosaur" which is a dance more..three parts too..I think this will get people off there ass and up on there feet...it's funky, pop, and fun upbeat song that should make everyone more...I think we need a song that people can move to and just be there silly selves with...Will be added to 2016 Be Near Me Tour Line-up.

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08/10/2015
Snuff Garrett

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Ok everyone,  wanted to record this one as no one yet has covered it. RuPaul had talked about it, never did it. I did here, think it turned out good. I think this will be the final opening number on BE NEAR ME TOUR 2016. I am excited to be rehearsing like cra cra to get the songs down, and vocally sound amazing live. Enjoy this fun song. It's fun

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08/10/2015
Daryl Hall & John Oats

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I did perform this on the last concert show. I mixed the shit out of this to create and strange and interesting version. Thought it would be cool on the bonus track edition of the up coming CD dropping July/Aug.

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08/10/2015
Billy Idol

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This one is also a fan favorite and was pulled from my Live Reno Pride gig at the last min. Though I loved the thought of doing this song, after it was done. I was not so thrilled with it. Like Cher maybe I'm no the best for picking my own songs. Or at least hits. LOL Anyway, it's here I made it a little different as It need something to make it shine. It's cool. I might sing it live in the future. Family loves this one. I kept on the CD. Had thought about dropping it too. I kept it in. How about that RENO! My sister loves this one.UPDATE: I re-mixed this one to the best of my ability, might still need a re-record to nail it they way I want. Which I am up for...not not a fan of the song to sing it live, parts are strange and make no sence, but is a great summer song...This one will be on the new CD.

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08/10/2015
Ira Newborn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozaert

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This one is fun, crazy. I'm excited to record this one. I know it's a bit wordy, think I can really get creative here. Going to try some effects and tricks here too...If all goes will it will be on the CD two. It was hugely successful because of the Film Weird Science with Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock. Danny Elman's 12" Extended version is much sot after. I have it and got the idea from it. I did finish it and it's cool I must say. Will be on the CD Be Near Me as a bonus track.

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08/10/2015
Pete Burns

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"Spin Me Round(Like A Record)" is a Bonus Track on the Be Near Me CD. After tinkering with it, you can here how it turned out.This is the re-recorded version. Had to do lots of work on it to save the vocal. I think it turned out good. This will be added as a bonus track.

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08/10/2015
Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings, Kevin Savigar

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This was recorded in 2014. I didn't like how it turned out and was scarped from The Look album. Also money was tight on the first CD The Look. Money is less tight on Be Near Me and it will now include a re-recorded version of this song. I think its fun and cool. I hope you enjoy this version as much as I do. This is the demo, will repost the final master when I get it back from Master later today! July 29, 2015.

Markie
08/10/2015
Craig, Michael / Hay, Roy / Moss, Jon / O'dowd, George / Pickett, Phil.

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I wanted to do another Culture Club song, as you know Boy George is a big influence and Cher too. Also Boy George and I are friends. It's hard not to think of the 80's without Culture Club and those amazing well written timeless classics like this one. It's fun and up beat, catchy and a blast to sing. I decided to add this one the Be Near Me CD as a bonus track. This might not be the final version, but its a clip for you here. Not sure if this will be added, will be re-recorded for sure. But might shy away on this album this early culture club stuff...might be doing "Move Away" which I love...

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08/10/2015
Kajagoogoo

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This track was also recorded in 2014. I loved it so much, that after messing with it the better part of 2015. I think it makes a great addition to Be Near Me CD. This is the demo. Final master will be added later today. Enjoy!

Markie
08/10/2015
Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan

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Hello Guys, So this song I have loved since I was a little boy. I have always wanted to record it so I got my chance now. I think I did it justice. I think this will be sung in my live show. Might be the opening number, not sure yet. Barbara Mandrell is hard to measure up to. Love feedback...

 

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08/10/2015
Bob Montgomery

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Since I am a fan of most music, I thought this would be fun to do. Though not an 80's song, wanted to showcase a little range here with 50's tune that Patsy Cline made famous. For those younger, google Patsy Cline. She was amazing in her shot time. I hope you enjoy this bonus track on the Be Near Me CD. This is the demo version for now.

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Markie

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OMG super excited for this my first ever song I wrote and created from scratch. It's about how you can't say anything today without being fired or removed from a job or career. I find it fascinating, we need freedom of speech for us all. This is a political and reasonable statement for all of us. Love this my first song I wrote! Hope you enjoy it too! While In the studio my new friend Mario Cantone  just followed me back on twitter! WoW! I feel the love guys and gals! XO

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STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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This was a mistake as well. Was playing around today in the studio and created this version. Very club! Still needs more bass ect to be a real released version. It's here for your enjoyment. This wont be on the CD. XO

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Lewis Martineé

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Had assing around with the music, I made this entirely by accident! I think, well I know it's my first ever remix. I will work on others as well. Excited to share a sample with you! This wont be on the album. Will think of some way to get it to you guys! Maybe a freebie on this site. Well, see! This wont be on the CD, Dropped.

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This one has a real working title. "You Are A Bad Man" is about leaving a bad relationship in order to move one and upwards. The song has almost wrote itself lyrically. This will be a fun track, and simple lyrics make it cool!

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11/02/2015

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Work on the Christmas CD will start in Late July/Aug. I am excited to be able to sing again and record. Was not sure for the last 4 weeks, If it was possible. It is and on top of rehearsing for Aug 15 live show. I will start working on the Christmas CD slated for early November 2015 release.

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11/02/2015

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So excited to start work on the Markie Christmas CD July/Aug 2015. The CD will be release Nov 2, 2015. I am excited to shoot video finally as well in South Lake Tahoe for the music video to either this song or a few others. I will also try to do a live Christmas show in Reno. Will keep you post. Recording starts in late July.

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11/02/2015
Michael Bubble'

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This song I wanted to do because it was relatable to me and a past relationship. Plus is fun. Modern Christmas. Recording starts late July/Aug. Will also be release on the untitled Christmas CD dropping November 2,1015. I might try to lock in a Christmas Gig too in Reno NV Nov/Dec. Well see.  

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11/02/2015

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Ok this is my first ever Christmas track. The full version is here. Think its ok. Had fun with it. I think I sound like Cher meets Boy George. Strange how that happened what not trying for that. LOL Really, it just came out that way. Enjoy my Christmas greeting in there. I re-recording this one, it's just not perfect yet! I will start re-recording this one late July/Aug 2015. Christmas CD will drop Nov 2, 2015. 

 

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06/11/2013
STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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This is my first single you can buy now at ITunes or at CD Baby or Amazon. It is everywhere now for sale. Was a great choice for a first single and became an amazing Video too. www.youtube.com/Hottiemarkie33 "Send Me An Angel'89" I would say had the biggest and most lasting songs of my growing up impression. Always loved it. It's a true pleasure to re-record it and make it another hit! I really believed In this one. Still slowly building interested daily in my version! I can't wait to really promote this CD. This is a true gem on the album!

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04/08/2014
George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Mickey Craig

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I am friends with Lead Singer Boy George of Culture Club fame. I always liked this song so when me and my brother created the music, it turned out amazing. I had to do it justice. I just finalized Mixing and Mastering for the Album. This will be the final mix for the CD. I really love this one. When I sing it live it gets little response, I still love it. Out of all the songs I have recorded this one took maybe 1 hour from start to finish. The lyric just flowed easily. Will always love it. It's cutesy, upbeat and total fun. I'm Re-Recording this one this week. It has issues with the vocals and music at the begining. 

 

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Bob Stone

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Ok As promised here is "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" I recorded in 2000. It's crap, but funny! Was fun to record when I remember back. I have come a long way since then. One thing one can never do it run away from your past. I own it. Here you go, enjoy this never released gem. LOL  I'm looking forward to re-recording this song very soon. Once again this was my first ever complete solo song. I was able to ticker with it and mix it a bit too make it louder haaa

 Enjoy guys, Love MARKIE

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04/08/2014
Per Gessle

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So this one was a last min addition to the album. I had heard this song going though some of my iTunes music and thought it would be fun. I tried my hand at it and it came out amazing. Was one of the most fun songs I have recorded on the CD/Album. I'm old school lol! After mixing/mastering the song for days here is the final result.The final album version is a knockout. You can hear it here first before digital download at ITunes, Amazon, Xbox ect.  Cant wait for this one as a possible future single as well. Maybe a music video? I have lots of ideas! I also was creative for the first time with some effects that I just learned in the studio. Exciting! The effects make this track standout a lot. Sit back and rock out to this amazing Markie version of the Roxette Hit! I'm re-recording this one this week as well. The vocals will be even better when finished.

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04/08/2014
Giancarlo Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli, Steve Piccolo

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I recorded this one for three reasons. I always thought Laura Branigan was always underrated as a singer, she had amazing talent. That's one reason, the other I love the guitar at the beginning of this song. I also love the arrangement that this song. I'm getting request for this one live all the time. This updated version is amazing! I spent days and days to get this mix just right. Let me tell you, this and all the songs on the CD have taken many many creative turns until they were just right. Many Many hours of fine tuning have went into each track, this one was no exception. I left in the guitar part so you know what I am talking about. The start of this song is banging, I added effects to bring the classic guitar parts and melodies into modern times. I love this song, had amazing time recording it! I think this one needs some extra credit, so I'm re-recording it the right way it was meant to be and have added it to BE NEAR ME TOUR 2015! I think people love this one as much as me and it is quite catchy..I can't wait to perform it live.. new version will be on a single as a bonus track..

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09/24/2013
STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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Ok so after trying to find a good re-mixer with no luck. I bought a program and created this music myself. I just finished the vocal on this 8-6-2013. I have since bought another little piece of equipment. I have done lots of tricks to this one. I will be working on the club version this month too. I will have this on internet radio Saturday 9/24/13 and will be on ITunes by Tues 9/24/13 in time for new music day.  Making its mark in all clubs and going to national radio later this month January 2014.  It Is now out on ITUNES and Amazon.com you can click store on this site to buy it now!  Enjoy~! UPDATE: After much talk with my career advisors, this song will be re-recorded, and will still have a video re-mixed done. It was way-layed by Markie working on new albums. This will be done and remastered and will be send to LOGO for NewNowNext as they just brought that back on logo. It's a music video show. I'm excited to re-record this one and make it pop! I will be releasing it in January 2015. I believe it might also just up on the charts...

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Neil Tennant, Jim Wellman, Christopher Lowe, Jan Kincaid

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This was also a last min added track that showcases a lighter side to my vocals. It's a blast to sing live too. I mean the timing was difficult as it's quite wordy. I had to do a Pet Shop Boys song, being a Gay male and also it's about girls. This is for my girl fans, which are 18-44 in my demographic. Also the Pet Shop Boy's paved the way a lot of 80's music was recorded. After I mixed/mastered this track I love it even more. Just a fun upbeat song to sing. Will be my Concert opener next year for the MARKIE-THE LOOK TOUR 2014. Might be a future single as well!

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04/08/2014
John Christoforou/John Holliday

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 The final mix will be on the album. This is an amazing addition to the album of 13 tracks. Which drops April 8,2014. I have always loved this song, so I made it fit me. Though it's a short clip the better parts are towards the end...:-)This one I also mixed/mastered and added some cool effects to bring it into modern day! I was able to mention "Cher" in one part of the lyric! "Cher is on the airwaves, Talking to the DJ's" was thinking Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40 as Cher co-hosted in Aug.1989. I pulled this one from the live shows this time around for the 2015 BE NEAR TOUR! I had to make room for the new songs...

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04/08/2014
John Durrell

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Have loved this song since I was a little boy. Feel in love with the amazing voice of Cher at age 3, singing 'Sing Se La Vie', ok well trying to sing. LOL Became huge fan in 1987. My dad said it was just a faze. Well here we are 27 years later and still a huge fan. It's my distinct honor to do justice on this 1974 #1 Hit song for Cher. I hope you all like my rendition. It is a bitch of a song to record, sing, I had to learn how to approach it. Re-recorded three times to get it just right. Will be mixed/mastered and rocking even more come album release time. I really gave my all on this one. This one I debated to do live, maybe in the future...It's a tough song as its so word oriented, and timing has to be spot on...but fun to sing..well see..

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01/05/2016
Mark Taylor, Paul Michael Barry

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After much work in the studio, I reworked this song and made it as good as it can be after officially scrapping it. I think I might release it as a single in 2016. I want to do dance music so this well help showcase that. Believe it came out good. I hope you enjoy this version as I keep improving and learning.

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02/11/2014
STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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This is the Mixed/Mastered version of the single. It's a way better version then single release a few months ago. It is here for you only, the fans. There are many versions of all my song. The album version is what this one is. You can hear the differences if you can compare them. Was also a very fun song to sing. Great beat, great guitar, but now a breakout vocal showcase here. Might have been my downfall a little for a first single. Fans want to vocal range and ability.

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04/08/2014
John Buckner Crawford

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This is one of the first tracks I had chose when I thought about doing this album. I just loved this amazing song since 1989. Berlin was so groundbreaking at the time. I had to do at least one Berlin song. "The Metro" was slated for the album, but had to be pulled to make room. I had so many more I wanted to do. 22 tracks is a lot for a first time album. Leave it to me be the trendsetter in new releases area! No one puts out a 22 track CD on there first outing! LOL

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04/08/2014
Holly Knight, Nick Gilder

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Omg! I also love 80's rock chick's. Patty Smyth so paved the way for the likes of Lita Ford and Berlin, Vixen, just to name a few. I have loved this song since it came out in 1984. Amazing, no one has covered it. I rock N roll it here guys. Had a fun time recording this one. Was also a first track in mind when picking songs to do for this album. I pulled this one too from BE NEAR ME TOUR 2015! To make room for new songs, plus it's not a song that really does anything live...

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Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

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Once I had "Send Me An Angel'89" down I wanted to do another song that would really showcase some vocals. Send Me was kind of same tone throughout the song. No real breakout moments. I have loved this one and knew it had breakout vocal moments.This one was a Bitch! It was great to do but shit...it was hard to knockout. In fact, I actually dropped it twice from the CD. Recorded it five times. After getting into the mixing studio, played with it a lot and I was able to save the best track. The problem was I had to belt it out like a mad man to get the emotion of the song right. In doing this the recording when out of the safe range while recording causing a little rougher voice then I actually had. I think it came out good in the end. It shows I have some vocal range ability. One of the big things I wanted to share with the fans. I will never stay the same. There will be vocal challenges for me along the way. This was one is fun and it rocks. I even looped the guitar in twice to make it like the Cher 1988 Uninhibited Perfume comercial (Remember those). Anyways, I love guitar and rock so here it is for you guy! At this point this one has also be Cut from the CD. UPDATE: This song was so wrong for me from the start, in the future I might re-record it to give it a different feel, but as it stands this one is just demo, and bad at that...

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Lewis Martineé

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Lead singer of Expose' Gioia Bruno is like family to me. We are quite close. She has already helped my career hugely with helpful advice. I had to record this one. It is a surprise to her that I it will be on a future album. I actually did pull it. The reason was, I recorded this one again, and again, and again never got it just right. Until now! Here is the new re-worked version with the same vocal. I think this was the hardest of all the tracks. I wanted to go for notes I don't have. Then I heard Expose's (Gioia's) new take on the song from 2012. I thought ok, I can do a cross between the two. I loved the emotion this song has. Though It was only a #2 Billboard Dance Club hit and #7 on Billboard singles chart in 1987. I wanted to do a Gioia Bruno song from Expose'. The real reason to, out of all the Expose' songs I love, I Love, Love, LOVE this one most! The beat box at the beginning. I also overall was not to satisfied with my vocals and dropped this one off the album a couple times. After much playing with Mixing/Mastering. Then end result its acceptable. Might not be the breakout track I wanted but it's ok!

 

 

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STERRY, DAVID THOMAS / ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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This is the first recording version I did with my brother Sept/Dec 2012. I mixed/mastered it to give it more. My Vocal sucks I think. He had 15 year old analog Equipment. Mine is new fully digital. I re-recorded this with my equipment and you can buy that single. I also will include the re-master I did of the re-recorded version. This one is good too! This will be the Bonus track and the final track #22 on the album Markie-THE LOOK dropping Mar.11,2014, just before Halloween and for new music TUE. This one has been dropped from the CD as well. Will be in the summer single however.

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Jacques (aka Jack) Dieval

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Ok re-recording this one! Hang tight. Needed a re-record lol! SUCKED totally! My distributor thought it could be better too. Brought a fan to tear the other day. If I can move anyone to tears with my version then its golden! I personally have loved this song my whole life. I think a lot of us can relate to it as well. I put the most feeling I ever have into this song. I'm learning more feeling the better the song comes out! It's been a true learning experience. I took on some tough songs early, so now making them mine LOL!

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Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

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This one was also an accident messing around in the mixing studio. Will also not be for sale or on the CD. Just was fun! I added the whole track Exclusive to my website only! Enjoy!

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04/08/2014
Ivan Doroschuk

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I just added this one, seems a better fit then the Rod Stewart track "Tonight I'm Yours". Going to add one more too. Re-recording a few as well. I added this on as it was on my list and I had no room, so here were are with this amazing fun track. Also Men Without Hats has a lot of special for me. Was my first ever cassette tape. I also follow Ivan on twitter, Men Without Hats just completed last year a world tour, and release a new CD. Ivan has been in contact via twitter too. I'm excited to record this my 2014 version of the 1981 hit "Safety Dance". Get off your can and start dancing. I hope DJ's take and run with this one! Bookleg or not it is made for the clubs!

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04/08/2014
Nugetre, A. / Van Walls, Harry

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I just put the finishing touches on this one last night. I love this song and think it came out really good. It was fun to sing(record) and shows more of my vocal versatility. Hope you all like this as much as me. Get off your feet and dance dance dance...Also did this one because Andy Bell has become a good friend. I wanted to cover a song of Erasure's that no one has redone. So here is the amazing result. I love it! After much play, I love this one. Really like my take on it!

 

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04/08/2014
Bob Stone/ Neil Tennant, Jim Wellman, Christopher Lowe, Jan Kincaid - See more at: http://markierocks.com/listen#sthash.bQmIgyed.dpuf

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Had an idea to create the music for a longer intro for West End Girls so I combined a live type setting of Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves as music into. Then combined the two, this is the result I am flirting with as opening on album. Feed back much appreciated. Will be track #1 on the CD. I have live show planned with this in mind. Dancers and so fun before I come out singing. Lots to plan for Reno Pride 2014.

 

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STERRY, DAVID THOMAS/ZATORSKI, RICHARD

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Ok so with the re-records, I had to redo this one. I must say still fk rocks. This so by for the best version yet. I will be releasing all version on a Maxi single in the future complete with demos too. Should be about six tracks or so. Enjoy this amazing 2014 version.

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Marc Cohn

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See I have come a long way! This was me back in 1994 when I talked my brother into recording me. Little did I know I was totally not ready. I totally suck. LOL Well I was going through my old cassette tapes and found this finally. I have a friend that got me stereo that transfers cassettes, LPs and CD's via USB. I have to do some work to get this song this good, has some bumps in it, which sucks. I will try to re-record it form the source and knock those kinks out. Again this is just demo quality at best LOL. Glad I found it. This is where it started, humble start lol!

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Ok I wrote this about my idol Cher when I was 12 years old had it recorded through some mail order deal. I have no idea who the vocalist is. I can say that the singer sounds like he enjoys his alcohol more then I do. LOL Never thought I would hear a singer sound worse then Sonny Bono. Well I was young and no clue if that place is still around. I kind of used a lot of words and phrases about Cher at that time. The song flows, its interesting, never going to be marketable. Was all part of the learning process that brought me to this day and now. Songs I write now, you will see major major improvement. Well these gems help define and show growth from what was back in the day...

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This one I wrote in 1990 and was young, thought it would be perfect for the Original Motion Picture Mermaids LOL. This song is entirely about the movie, except I see I called Winona Ryder just that instead of Charlette. Ha Enjoy, this was after Cher and Elvis. I remember feeling so achieved when I got this one back lol. Again I have no idea who the vocalist is. Also this will never be released, totally not commercial. Was fun at the time... 

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Growing up listening to Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Erasure. I wanted to write a song about Elvis and this is what came about. This one could be re-recorded with some word changes, it's a slow sad song. But again had this song recorded after the song "Cher" 1989. Boy I was so young. All part of the growing process. These things make me who I am today. Enjoy this rare gem!

 

 

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Desmond Chilld, Michael Bolton

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This is a all new track I recorded 1-14-2014. This will be on the CD. Took me a while to try it. I was a track many may not know. It was a filler track on Cher's 1987 album. I had the music and thought what the hell, lets try it. It's like my first real song, sort of. Not a mainstream cover. I gave it a total rock feel. I might also re-record it a couple more times before the real final version is on the CD. But not the less the song will stay in.

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THOMAS DOLBY, JONATHAN KERR

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 This is the new single version that will be released Sept 23 as a two track CD single via Amazon.com on demand, and as a digital download. This was re-recorded 9/16/14. This one is a lot of fun, had a major blast recording and playing with effects...This is a different version then what is on THE LOOK CD. I wanted to showcase this single.. UPDATE: Though I thought this would be a great single, my record people thought against it. It wont be a single release now. It is on THE LOOK CD however. Will remain there and will add the remix as a bonus on a future single or Bonus track...

 

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10/21/2014
THOMAS DOLBY, JONATHAN KERR

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This is my first hand at trying to make an extended version of a song. This will be on the single drops Sept 21,2014 on ITunes and Amazon.com on demand as a physical CD single. This will be a two track single. Single Version and Extended. Both are not on THE LOOK album. You must purchase his one to get these sweet versions..

 

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04/08/2014
CHAPMAN, MICHAEL DONALD / KNIGHT, HOLLY

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This track is amazing, I had this last minute idea for my up coming live shows.This song had to be recorded first however. Then I thought shit, could I really pull this off, since the sonh has such a high vocal. I think I did it here. It took three hours to get to this. Might fix a few things still. This has been the toughest song to sing for the album, by far! Alot of voacal range in this one. Showcases my true vocal ability and versatility. Recorded it 3/29/2014 at 5am..fixed things on it 5/30-2014. The final version will be posted Tuesday. I had to fix more, I held onto some of the lyrics to long, made it sound strange. The final version is good. I think its one of the best songs I have done to date...this one is the second to final version...UPDATE: This is totally wrong, and will re-recorded with the live version that I will be performing for the BE NEAR ME TOUR 2015. It's so good, just saying, just keep checking in...