Love-In Band - Mark DeCerbo

Mark DeCerbo

Mark DeCerbo has been the solid rhythm/lead guitarist of Rockola since 1990 and his voice plays an integral part in the rich vocal sound for which they are known. In Rockola, Mark and the boys have earned a reputation for performing some of the worlds’ greatest Classic Rock songs fueled with the same energy and spirit those songs had when they first hit the airwaves. The songs as you remember first hearing them.

What comes first, though, is the song and Mark knows a bit about songs and song writing. He has been a powerful force in the San Diego music scene since the early 80’s writing songs and performing with his band Four Eyes. He has been described as being part of that “elite fraternity of popmeisters whose ranks include Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, Eric Carmen, Nick Lowe and Glenn Tilbrook. They don’t just write songs, they craft them.” (Thomas K. Arnold, San Diego Magazine). After a stint with MCA Records Mark recorded his debut solo album, “Baby’s Not in the Mood” for Bizarre/Straight Records in 1990. The album, featuring Mike Kenneally (Frank Zappa), Pat Mastelotto (XTC, Mister Mister), and Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia), was described as a “Don’t miss” in Billboard magazine and won kudos from critics. “You could hang Christmas bulbs with the hooks in DeCerbo’s tunes.” (John D’Agostino, LA Times).

Mark has worked in the studio with the likes of Earle Mankey, legendary for his work with The Beach Boys, 20/20, Sparks, and Concrete Blonde, to name just a few, Paul Fox (XTC, Boy George producer), Jack Mack’s Heart Attack Horns, Greg Kihn, J. T. Lewis (Sting, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) and others. 

In the live arena, Mark has performed solo or with his band Four Eyes, opening for such artists as Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney guitarist), The Rembrandts, Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack, John Hiatt, The Romantics, Marshall Crenshaw John Mayall, Huey Lewis and the News, Squeeze, Roseanne Cash, the Everley Brothers, Billy Swan, Tower of Power, Livingston Taylor, NRBQ and Sonia Dada. Mark’s song, “Contagious” is featured in CBS’ Movie of the Week “Mike Hammer: Come Die with Me".

Fueling Four Eyes’ resurgence is a compilation of songs from their expansive catalogue due to be released in spring 2007 on the Japanese super-label, Wizzard In Vinyl Records, called “Four Eyes featuring Mark DeCerbo” as well as new songs on four other compilations including Ringo Starr and Neil Diamond tribute albums. Another new album by Mark DeCerbo & Four Eyes, “Sweet On The Vine,” was released August 2005 on Zip Records (see reviews by clicking Press button above). Four Eyes has performed at the International Pop Overthrow 2004 - 2006 in Los Angeles. They were nominated in the Best Pop Band category for the San Diego Music Awards 2004 and Best Pop Album in 2006.