“The thing I learned from Clive Davis is that the song is king…and Mark Lorenzo has those songs.”
— Bill Scull, Owner, Tri-State Promotions
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.”
The band's story started when Radio Promotion legend, Bill Scull heard writer Mark Lorenzo’s song, “Little Breakdown” at an ASCAP demo review session. Scull, who has worked in the industry for years including with Clive Davis, singled him out, signed Mark to his 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 Mark Lorenzo has those songs.”
His talent also caught the attention of publisher Jan Seedman (who discovered Nickelback for Road Runner Records and had a hand in finding other acts like Stone Temple Pilots and others), “Mark knows how to come up with a melody... the songs just don’t get tired - ever.”
In 2018 Mark Lorenzo and Southbound75 signed with Godog Management with a plan to release new music soon. Godog was founded by Warner Brothers Records Alumni to create an all encompassing music company that supports its artists with radio promotion and publicity. “Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet” is the first single from the joint venture and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and everywhere else online.
Southbound75 played their first show in December of 2018 and have already started making a name for themselves. They have already played from Ohio to Key West, been invited to play the Suwannee River Music Festival and are booked to play multiple shows at the Florida State Fair in February, 2020.
Currently in the studio with Producer Bill McDermott, BILLBOARD #1 PRODUCER HOT SINGLES SALES & BILLBOARD #6 ALBUM SALES. Bills' past projects include: Brett Eldredge, Michael Ray, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and Gretchen Wilson. He also has also co-produced with Dann Huff on Big Machine, as well as artists on Curb Records, Broken Bow and Warner Bros.
Southbound 75 was just named one of Reverbnation’s “Top Emerging Country Acts” and was included on the “Top Emerging Country Artist” playlist, “Chart Topping Country Artist Playlist” & “Best New Country Music Playlist”.
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 many sponsors including, Red Monkey Hats and Accessories, Bosphorus Cymbals & uses American Crew Styling Products.