Mark Sinnis is a New York City music scene veteran known for his 'Cemetery & Western' sound and thought-provoking lyrics. In March 2009, Sinnis released "A Southern Tale", his second solo offering that reflects the darker side of life. With rich vocals that have been compared to a cross between Johnny Cash and Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Sinnis' music incorporates gothic undertones and hints of traditional country music with a contemporary edge. The title song pays homage to love and Elvis Presley's Graceland. Sinnis has managed to make the two classic cover tracks on the album, "I Still Miss Someone" by Johnny Cash and "Follow Me", popularized by Blondie, entirely his own. This album also draws on musical history, with Sinnis singing "To Feel Your Passion, Gone's The Sorrow, inspired by Beethoven's Pathetique, and "A Christmas Song", which incorporates the traditional melody and lyrics of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman' with Sinnis' own lovelorn verse. Mark, whose music spans 2 decades, was the co-founder and singer/songwriter of the NYC band Apostates for 10 years from 1988-1998. In 1998, he started Ninth House and is the sole songwriter for the group. "Into An Unhidden Future", Sinnis' debut solo album, was released in March 2008.
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