The Writers Room: Episode 05 Mark Bacino

My guest is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and music producer with a confectioner's talent for melody, hooks and harmony.

In between writing how-to articles, sharing video tips and mentoring other songwriters, he channels his love of well-crafted songs into creating his own sonic popscapes.

From his humble yet well-equipped recording studio, nestled in a suburb of Queens / New York, Mark Bacino makes melodic pop songwriting sound easy.

  Album Title Artist Songwriter Producer Songs Featured
Pop Job ...The Long Player by Mark Bacino Pop Job
...The Long Player

(1998)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino
Ron Zabrocki
Wonder.  If you're looking for a Mark Bacino primer, we've got you covered!  Let's start with a glimpse into his pop sensibilities, as demonstrated on track one of his debut album.
Pop Job ...The Long Player by Mark Bacino Pop Job
...The Long Player

(1998)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino
Richard Brukner
Keep Me Awake shows off some of Bacino's trademark melodic climbs and leaps, mixed with equally refreshing chord changes.
The Million Dollar Milkshake by Mark Bacino The Million Dollar Milkshake

(2003)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino
Ron Zabrocki
This Little Girl sounds like it could have been written for David Cassidy, before being snatched, re-worked and recorded, a la "Hey Deanie," by Eric Carmen.
The Million Dollar Milkshake by Mark Bacino The Million Dollar Milkshake

(2003)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino
Ron Zabrocki
Sunny Day.  Breezy, summer pop.  Nothin' but net.
Queens English by Mark Bacino Queens English

(2010)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino .Middle Town.  A charming, mid-tempo gem.
Queens English by Mark Bacino Queens English

(2010)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Muffin in the Oven.  Playful and unique but comfortably familiar, with sleek vocals and a horn section that sounds like they were borrowed from the band Chicago..
Queens English by Mark Bacino Queens English

(2010)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Blue Suit was inspired by Mark's one and only special-occasion ensemble.  But it proves that in addition to his power suit, a calm, reflective tone can also be his strong suit.
Not That Guy by Mark Bacino Not That Guy
(Single)

(2016)

Mark Bacino Mark Bacino Jay Sherman Godfrey
Mark Bacino
Not That Guy.  A clever lyric about identifying as a nice guy, for better or worse.

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