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GenresAdult contemporary, Pop-soul, Vocal Jazz.
LocationYorktown Heights NY United States
Sounds LikeA unique blend of jazz-influenced adult contemporary and pop-soul.
HistoryMember since: 02/18/2014 Year Founded: 2002
- Original material: 01 hrs : 15 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 15 min
- CDs sold: 100
- Licensed songs: 4
- Original Songs: 19
- CDs released: 2
- Digital songs sold: 1
Songs "of note" written & produced by me:
OVER YOU -- Played on ABC's primetime TV show "Cupid". This pop-soul track is featured via video and is 'first up' on "The Enlights" website; performed regularly by them. Re-recorded, the song became a part of Hilda Lamas' soulful sophomore album “Love Me Alone” containing 13 original songs from songwriters around the world — it topped the Roots Music Report Internet Blues Charts for 9 weeks, closing out 2013 at #1.
DON'T (GO AWAY) -- This rock/pop number reminiscent of the 1964 Liverpool sound appears in the motion picture "Donovan's Echo" featuring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood. In 2011 the film was the Official Selection for both the Vancouver & Edmonton International Film Festivals and garnered Gala Presentation honors at both the Calgary & Cinefest International Film Festivals. In 2012 the film was the Official Selection at the Pan-African Film & Arts Festival.
LOVE YOU MORE -- A song with huge crossover appeal: 2015 First Place Winner in the Blues/Jazz Category - Austin Songwriter's Group's Contest. 2015 Akademia Music Award for best Rock/Soul: "Flawless melodies and a hard-hitting acoustic backline make this Rock/Soul song by Robert Marino an instant classic and sure crowd pleaser". 2014 Adult Contemporary Finalist, UK Songwriting Contest. 2013 R&B Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Contest. UK's hot pop-soul girl group "The Enlights" (theenlights.wix.com) recording of this song has played on London's BBC radio. Performed regularly by them and featured on their website: http://youtu.be/dCHs2LDJsDA UK soul singer Louise Gains has also recorded this song. Chosen for airplay on San Francisco's Live 365 Radio.
NO SHADE OF GRAY -- 2013 Lennon Award and Grand Prize Winner for R&B. Pop-soul bridging the sound of Bacharach/Springfield with the best of today's pop-soul artists; chosen for airplay on Live 365 Radio.
MIRACLE 'ROUND THE BEND -- 2015 Adult Contemporary Finalist, UK Songwriting Contest
THAT KINDA GIRL -- 2015 R&B Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Contest
ONE AN' ONE AN' ONE -- 2014 R&B Finalist, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. "The Enlights" have put their wonderful voices on this track.
(YOU KNOW) WHO I AM -- (co-written & produced with Matt Noble) In the works for a Universal (France) artist to record.
A COOL KINDA BLUE -- 2002 Jazz Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Contest. 2010 Jazz Finalist, USA Songwriting Competition. Vocal jazz in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, & Peggy Lee.
LEAVE YOUR REMEMBERING TO ME -- (co-written & produced with Matt Noble) Recorded by Louise Gains, her video is posted on You Tube. A big emotional Pop-Soul ballad, "The Enlights" recording of this song appears on their first full album with royalties going to support various charities. A song regularly performed by them.
SORRY -- Funky R&B recorded and performed regularly by "The Enlights" and featured on their website.
A SONG LIKE THIS & THE WORLD THAT YOU CAN SEE -- Brazil's Grammy nominated group Bossacucanova suggested we write together after hearing these two 'bossa-jazz-nova' songs.
Administration: Shelly Bay Music, Englewood, NJ
Educational Background: Ph.D. Psychology