Mark Daniel Curley was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; grew up in Los Angeles; got lucky in Boston; survived Philadelphia, and now lives in Tampa.
After several years of recording songs and playing live in L.A., without really knowing where best to commit his scarce resources, he reluctantly put his dream on hold. But he never lost the desire.
In 2009, after a tragedy compelled him to write a song, he felt something he'd not experienced in years: The pure joy in creating words & music out of the ether. Remembering his ancient L.A. folio, stuffed to the gills with dozens of songs, the blend of old and new music eventually became the album entitled I Used To Be Me. An eclectic blend of rock, pop, country, story songs, ballads and an 11-year-old's instrumental.
'The Book' says that new artists must release music in only one genre, as being all over the map will kill any chance of gaining a following. Well, I Used To Be Me does contain only one genre of music: Good music.