Marc Berley’s debut release SKIP IT [EP] (2005) grabs you from first chord and pulls you till the last. Feel-good Alt-Rock with a knack for infectious melodies, SKIP IT played at 150+ college radio stations from New York to California. It even charted – a great debut for any indie CD, especially an EP.
From the classic raw rocker “Skip It” to the pop perfection of “Why You Won’t,” Berley displays an irresistible power and beauty that will get you lip-syncing in full public view. Get your lighter ready for the ride out of the ballad "Enough." You won't want any of these songs to end.
Berley’s music isn’t only catchy. It’s bold and original, straightforward and honest. Most of the time Berley won’t remind you of anyone, but you might imagine Green Day meets Tom Petty with the wit of Elvis Costello and the nerve of Nirvana.
Berley was clinging to the stereo speakers before he could walk, singing melodies and banging out beats. From the way audiences react to his music, it’s clear that something fiery got into this New York City rocker early on, but Berley sums things up this way: “Guitar lessons at six, a switch to drums, and back to guitar. And so it went. Car radio. Years in bands. A life loving songs.”
“I just try to write songs that will make people feel so good and so excited that they won’t be able to put the feeling into words," says Berley. "That’s what my favorite music does to me.”
The playing throughout SKIP IT is marked by energy and taste. It’s Marc Berley on guitar and vocals, Joe Henderson on guitar, and Jeff Philips on bass. British drum ace Steve Holley (Paul McCartney) rounds out the band.