Marc Scibilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marc Scibilia
Origin Buffalo, New York, United States
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Musician, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2004 – current
Labels I.R.S. Records / Sony/ATV / Capitol Music
Associated acts Butch Walker, James Bay, Ben Rector
Website marcscibilia.com

Marc Scibilia is an American singer-songwriter born and raised in Buffalo, New York, currently based in East Nashville, Tennessee. 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. After the show aired, the song climbed to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.

In 2015, Scibilia’s version of Woody Guthrie’s folk classic “This Land Is Your Land” was featured in Jeep’s “Beautiful Lands” Super Bowl commercial. The ad fared well, making Scibilia one of the most Shazam-ed artists of the telecast[1] and led to mentions in articles from Billboard (magazine), Rolling Stone, USA Today, the Hollywood Reporter, Just Jared, the Tennessean and the Detroit News.

His new album "Out Of Style" was released on October 30, 2015 amidst tours with James Bay, Zac Brown Band and ZZ Ward as well as an appearance on The Today Show.[2]

Early life[edit]

By the time Scibilia was 6 years old he started drum lessons and writing his own songs. In high school he began classical piano training with Steve Parisi, and eventually picked up guitar.[3]

Scibilia grew up with a musical family. His father and grandfather were professional musicians while pursuing other vocations to support their families. Specifically, his grandfather Tony had his own orchestra and played bass alongside famed guitarist Tommy Tedesco. Scibilia's brother Matt plays drums in his touring band and has played for Brendon Besnson,[4] Cory Chisel, Colorfeels and more.

Career[edit]

Scibilia moved to Nashville after high school determined to make it as a musician. In 2007 he released his debut EP Fixity, followed by his EP From Brooklyn To Maine in 2009.[5]

In 2010, Scibilia signed with Sony ATV for publishing.[6] By 2012 he released his self-titled EP which featured his hit song “How Bad We Need Each Other”. The song was featured on the FOX network television series Bones. After the song premiered, it shot up to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. The song was also featured on NBC’s About A Boy. [7]

On October 30, 2015, Scibilia released his debut full-length album Out Of Style. The album debuted on the Singer-Songwriter chart at #7.

Outside of his own records, he is a prevalent songwriter. In 2014 Scibilia wrote and produced the song “Bright Lights” for American Idol contestant Paul McDonald.[8] In 2016 Scibilia co-wrote the song “Focus” with Jacob Whitesides for his upcoming 2016 release Why?.[9]

Scibilia has toured with James Bay,[10] ZZ Ward, Butch Walker, Gavin James, Steve Winwood, Zac Brown Band,[11] Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Green River Ordinance, and Michael Franti amongst others. He has also opened for The Wallflowers, John Oates (Hall & Oates) and Sixpence None The Richer. In addition to playing with Sixpence None The Richer, Scibilia has collaborated with Leigh Nash of the band, where they wrote the Christmas song “Deeper Than You Know”.

In 2015 he performed at NFL Draft Town as part of the festivities surrounding the NFL Draft that year.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Fixity (2007)
  • From Brooklyn to Maine - EP (2009)
  • Marc Scibilia - EP (2012)
  • The Shape I'm In - EP (2013)
  • Out Of Style - EP (2015)
  • Out Of Style (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Bowl Commercials Pay Off on Emerging Artists Chart". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Marc Scibilia rocks out with 'How Bad We Need Each Other'". The Today Show. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Marc Scibilia Bio | Marc Scibilia Career". Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Matthew Scibilia | Stephanielove's Blog". stephanielove.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Marc Scibilia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  6. ^ "Marc Scibilia's top five tips for songwriters". Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Music from About a Boy S2E14". TuneFind. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Paul McDonald". joonbug.com. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  9. ^ ""Focus" by Jacob Whitesides...". 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  10. ^ "Marc Scibilia Announced As Special Guest on James Bay's Tour - Music News Nashville". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  11. ^ Burnham, Emily; Staff, B. D. N. "Zac Brown Band heats up a cool summer night in Bangor". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Draft Town Activities and Attractions". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 

External links[edit]