In a rare meeting backstage at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, music legend, Prince asked singer/songwriter, Mark Lorenzo, “Do you believe the cream will rise to the top?...” After responding that he did, Prince continued,
“...Then you have nothing to worry about.”
In 2018 Mark Lorenzo and Southbound75 signed with Godog Management with a plan to release new music later this year. Godog was founded by Warner Brothers Records Alumni and Liz Rosenberg Media members to create an all encompassing music company that supports it's artists with radio promotion and publicity. "Not Ready to Say I'm Sorry Yet" is the first release from the joint venture.
Mark grew up listening to great songwriters. With Prince, Billy Joel, Little Texas and Garth Brooks as early inspirations, he quickly learned how to write hit songs. As an only child, he was forced to play all the instruments himself writing and recording over 200 songs before finishing High School.
When asked to contribute a song for the local Homeless Awareness Project in his hometown of Toledo, OH, he wrote the song, "Where's Santa Now?" That song instantly got airplay so he volunteered to promote the charity in a multi-city holiday acoustic tour.
The story took a big jump when Radio Promotion legend, Bill Scull heard his song, "Little Breakdown" at an ASCAP demo review session. Scull, who has worked in the industry for years with Clive Davis, singled him out, signed Mark to his EO label, and sent him out to record his label’s first CD.
Scull said, “The thing I learned from Clive is that the song is king…and Lorenzo has those songs.”
His talent also caught the attention of publisher Jan Seedman (who discovered Nickelback for Road Runner Records), “Mark knows how to come up with a melody... the songs just don’t get tired - ever.”
That Music Magazine stated...“With smash songs including “Not Ready To Say I’m Sorry Yet,” this group is clearly headed to the big time.”
The new CD is really a greatest hits collection of Mark’s favorite songs plus an unreleased Little Texas track. As he was recording the CD, a friend slipped some of the unfinished demos to Del Gray of Little Texas. Del loved the songs and sent over a song that is now on the Southbound75 CD.
Today, with Southbound75’s new CD about to be released, Mark and the guys are looking forward to getting back to what they do best – playing live and meeting people. The band is constantly touring the midwest, east coast and their current home state of Florida. All of the musicians in Southbound75 are seasoned professionals who put on a high-energy live show.
Mark’s songs have been used on TV shows, sports programming, DVDs, Cartoons and more such as; “ESPN College Football;” “Shark” (CBS); “90210” (CW); “Threshold” (CBS); “Girlfriends” (CW) and “3lbs” on (CBS).
The band is endorsed by Red Monkey Hats and Accessories, Bosphorus Cymbals & American Crew – "Official Supplier to Men"