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 just signed with Bill McDermott’s Roxy Entertainment distributed by Sony and were just named Favorite Country Band by The Tampa Bay Music Network.
The band is being managed by Bob Morelli (Former President of Sony Red) and Country Music heavyweight Dewayne Brown.
This band has accomplished an extraordinary amount of success in their short time as a band, even through the Covid year of 2020. Though most of the country was shut down during Covid, Southbound75 has thrived, expanding their base throughout Florida and the Southeast. The band’s current commitments extend well into 2021, and have already received airplay on commercial radio from Illinois to Florida.
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 Davis 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.”
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 they are mixing their first release 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.
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).