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Mark Herin - promo

Mark Herin

Wish You Were Here - at Chalk It Up 2020

(See complete song list below)

As far back as memories take me, I've always loved music. As a kid, I remember my parents listening to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. I remember playing some of them on our little stereo, listening, and singing along. My dad played guitar and harmonica, and taught me a few songs. I bought my first album "Meet the Beatles" after watching their performance on the Ed Sullivan show. I remember the excited feeling I got while listening to 'I Saw Her Standing There' really loud on my friends big stereo. His mom kept telling him to turn it down, but we just couldn't do it. From that point on, I knew I wanted music to be a big part of my life. In 1965 my family moved to San Jose. I begged my parents to let me go to see the Beatles at Candlestick Park in 1966, (which turned out to be their last performance in the U.S.), but they told me I was too young. They had heard about "Beatle-mania", and were afraid I'd get trampled or killed.

In the late 60's, my best friend's older brother was in a band and taught us some chords on the guitar. I got my first cheap electric guitar when I was 13 and formed my first band at about age 14.

I listened to my records, tapes, and the radio constantly, singing along, and was influenced and inspired by the vocals and vocal harmonies of the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. A few of my favorite lead vocalists are Paul Rogers, Delbert McClinton & Don Henley. Other influences included Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Doors, the Kinks, Paul Simon, Neil Young, & ZZ Top.

Early blues influences include The Animals, early Rolling Stones, early Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Freddie King, the Yardbirds, Cream, Eric Clapton, and Derek & the Dominos.

I've been lead vocalist, playing guitar and harmonica in the Mere Mortals band for over 15 years, and in several original and cover bands in the Sacramento area for over 20 years.

Recently, I've decided to get more serious about working on my original songs and performing solo.

Song Sampler

Song List

(click on song title for sample)

Against The Wind - Bob Seger
All I Have To Do Is Dream - Every Brothers
Amie - Pure Praire League
Another Round - Foo Fighters
Bad Boy - Beatles
Bad Moon Risin - CCR
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Bring It On Home - Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Bye Bye Love - Every Brothers
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
Catch The Wind - Donovan
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - Jimmy Buffett
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Creep - Radiohead
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Eight Days A Week - Beatles
Every Night - Paul McCartney
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
Fishing Blues - Taj Mahal
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Get Together - The Youngbloods
Goin' Up The Country - Canned Heat
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Golden Slumbers - Beatles

Good Lovin' - Rascals
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Heart Of Stone - Rolling Stones
Hearts Are Forever - Mark Herin
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Helplessly Hoping - CSNY
Here and Now - Mark Herin
Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkle
House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Lost It - Lucinda Williams
I Should Have Known Better - Beatles
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
I'm Looking Through You - Beatles
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
I've Just Seen A Face - Beatles
It Aint Me Babe - Bob Dylan
It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones
Jambalaya - CCR
Last Dance With Mary Jane - Tom Petty
Last Time - Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones
Let's Work Together - Canned Heat
Life's A Long Song - Jethro Tull
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Lodi - CCR
Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels
Long May You Run - Neil Young
Lookin' For A Love - Neil Young
Love In Vain - Rolling Stones
Man of Constant Sorrow - Union Station
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
Mean Mister Mustard - Beatles
Miles From Nowhere - Cat Stevens
Misery - The Beatles
Money - Beatles
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
Mother - Pink Floyd
Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Murder - David Gilmour
Needle and The Damage Done - Neil Young
No Matter What - Badfinger
Old Man - Neil Young

One After 909 - Beatles
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Pigs On The Wing - Pink Floyd
Place In Your Heart - Nazareth
Polythene Pam - Beatles
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Warren Zevon
Powderfinger - Neil Young
Question - Moody Blues
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers
Ripple - Greatful Dead
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rockin In The Free World - Neil Young
Route 66 - Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
Same Old Blues - JJ Cale
Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead
Seagull - Bad Company
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
Sex And Candy - Marcy Playground
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window - Beatles
Silver, Blue and Gold - Bad Company
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Solid Ground - Mark Herin
Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkle
Southern Cross - CSN
Stand By Me - Ben E King

Standing The Moon - Grateful Dead
Statesboro Blues - Allman Brothers
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Take It Easy - Eagles
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Teach Your Children - CSNY
Tell Me What You See - The Beatles
Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
Thank You - Led Zeppelin
That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Elvis
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkle
The Joker - Steve Miller
The Letter - Boxtops
The One I Love - REM
The Times They Are A Changin' - Bob Dylan
The Waiting - Tom Petty
The Weight - The Band
These Days - Jackson Browne
Thin Ice - Pink Floyd
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
Truckin' - Grateful Dead
Tumblin Dice - Rolling Stones
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wild Night - Van Morrison
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wondering Aloud - Jethro Tull
Woodstock - CSNY
Words of Love - Buddy Holly


The Mark sings the Beatles

Some of my old studio recordings (with a little help from my friends)

A Day In The Life
Come Together
Eleanor Rigby
(Mark sings with the Beatles)
Every Night
For No One
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude

Honey Don't
I've Got A Feeling
Lovely Rita
Magneto and Titanium Man
Mother Natures Son
Norwegian Wood
Rocky Racoon
Strawberry Fields
(Mark sings with the Beatles)
Tell Me What You See
Thank You Girl


Mean Streak

Mark on SoundCloud

On Location in San Francisco - 4-28-14

For bookings or more info, contact Mark - mherin@surewest.net