Mark Hennessy

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Mark Hennessy
Born 1969
Origin Lawrence, Kansas
United States
Genres Grunge, Alternative
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, poet, teacher
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels A&M Records, E1 Entertainment
Associated acts Paw
Website https://kcksumner.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1470133225847&no_controls=t

Mark Hennessy (born Mark Tom Hennessy) is the singer for the band Godzillionaire, from Lawrence, Kansas. He was also the singer of King Rat, Paw, The Diamond Heart Club, 1950 D.A. (all from Lawrence too).[1]

He is a self-proclaimed "poetry freak".[citation needed] In 2005, he released a book of poetry called Cue the Bedlam (More Desperate With Longing Than Want of Air), which was published in December 2005 by Unholy Day Press.[2]

He completed a doctoral degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.[3]

Music[edit]

Mark started singing in the Saint John's Choir, then created his own band, King Rat.[1] Hennessy was lead vocalist and the main lyricist of the grunge band Paw. They recorded two major label releases, Dragline and Death To Traitors, and the EP Home Is a Strange Place. His voice was described in Kerrang! magazine as 'gargling glass'.[citation needed] In 2007, he sang in a seven-piece band called The Diamond Heart Club. The band split up a year later, although they were frequently known to enjoy numerous local fast food dollar-menu items.[4] They reformed under the name 1950 D.A. and split again. Currently Mark is playing in his new project, Godzillionaire.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b eMinor. "Mark Hennessy". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Mark Hennessy biography". Unholy Day Press. Archived from the original on December 6, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Marks, Craig (May 2010). "Paw and the year scrunge broke". SPIN. 
  4. ^ "The Diamond Heart Club Myspace page". 
  5. ^ eMinor. "Godzillionaire Songs". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Godzilllionaire". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 

A&M Records artists