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|Origin||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Genres||Singer-Songwriter, Folk pop, Folk-Rock|
|Occupations||Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Piano|
|Years active||2004 – current|
Marc Scibilia is an American singer-songwriter based in East Nashville, Tennessee. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. His self-titled EP released in 2012 included the song “How Bad We Need Each Other” which was featured in the hit television series Bones and also featured on MTV’s reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The song climbed to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Another single, “Something Good in This World”, was also featured on Bones early in 2013. Marc has performed at the MTV O Music Awards and recorded a featured session for Spotify.
Both his father and grandfather were professional musicians while pursuing other vocations to support their families. His grandfather, Tony, had his own orchestra and played bass alongside famed guitarist Tommy Tedesco. By the time Marc was 6 years old he had started drum lessons and classical piano training. Marc began playing the guitar after high school. Marc and his brother, Matt, a drummer (Brendon Benson, Cory Chisel, Colorfeels) have been surrounded by, and playing musical instruments from childhood. One month after graduating from high school, Scibilia left Western New York in his 14 year old Honda and moved to East Nashville. It is rumored that the inspiration to move came from a frustrated high school guidance counselor’s passing comment “what are you going to do with your life, move to Nashville and write songs?”
The EP entitled From ‘Brooklyn to Maine’ was released in 2009 and sold exclusively at his live shows, on that run of shows Marc performed with such artists as Dave Barnes and Derek Webb. In 2010, Scibilia was signed to Sony/ATV music publishing and in early 2012 Scibilia released his self-titled EP. For this EP, Marc teamed up with his longtime friend director Julian Smith to film a selection of live performances, these videos were released virally and gained popularity with music bloggers and Scibilia fans.
Marc has toured with the Neighbors, Ben Rector and Drew Holcomb amongst others. He has also opened for John Oates (Hall & Oates) and Sixpence None The Richer. In addition to playing with Sixpence None The Richer, Marc has also collaborated with Leigh Nash of the band, where they wrote the Christmas song “Deeper Than You Know”.
‘The Shape I’m In’ EP (released on September 10, 2013) is Scibilia’s latest work. Most of the EP was recorded in Scibilia’s studio apartment in East Nashville and partly recorded at Electric Lady Studios in NYC and Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The EP was mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Mayer).
Scibilia currently lives in East Nashville with his dog Lander, who is said to have been to more states than most people.