Mark Akers | The Fragile Ones

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The Fragile Ones

by Mark Akers

Emotionally driven, acoustic based rock. This singer-songwriter's strong vocals, catchy hooks, and meaningful lyrics combined with drums, bass, and guitars power this 13 track debut album.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. The Breach
1:50 album only
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2. Shoes
5:08 album only
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3. Any Day
3:56 album only
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4. Sorry, I Woke You
4:40 album only
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5. Never Again
3:48 album only
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6. Discover
4:23 album only
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7. Kitchen
7:52 album only
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8. I Know
4:18 album only
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9. Quick Sand
3:28 album only
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10. Because Of You
5:32 album only
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11. My Bud & I
4:52 album only
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12. Our Final Hour
5:25 album only
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13. Little Butterfly
7:14 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The Fragile Ones" is Mark's first full length album which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark himself at Yellow Studios (Mark's home recording studio in Lehighton, Pennsylvania).

The album "The Fragile Ones" gives us a glimpse of Mark's early childhood and teen years.

The songs on the album deal with domestic abuse, first love, loneliness, heartache, hope, and self discovery.

There's also a song that tells of a bittersweet relationship between a father and his son.

Mark has released the album on his own independent record label, Frequency Records.

Mark Akers: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, & Harmonica.

Scott Kobal: Drums, Congas, & Percussion.

It was a sunny day some 12 years ago when a young man decided it was time to buy a new engine for his train set.

While browsing through a mall back in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania he came upon a Radio Shack and began fooling around with a keyboard displayed inside the store.What he had heard sparked something deep down inside of him.

It was then that Mark knew he wanted to become a musician.

Mark began playing guitar after a brief experimentation on a keyboard that he had bought with money from his 14th birthday.

Within a year and a half he was in his first band "Silent Whisper", playing top 40 cover tunes and getting paid gigs.

During this time he was also writing original music which was heard by no one but himself.

Soon Mark realized that guitar playing alone was not enough to satisfy his need to express himself.

Shortly after he began to train his vocals by singing along to his favorite records.

He did this consistently for several years until one day he heard himself and realized he could sing.

In 1993, at the age of 18, Mark left his Top 40 band behind to study the music business in Philadelphia.

Once there, he immediately began his search for musicians to form an all original "alternative" rock band.

He was unsuccessful at keeping anything serious together through the course of his schooling in Philly.

However, he met many talented musicians who influenced him and helped further fine tune his singing and playing style.

Shortly after graduation he finally formed his first "real" all original band, "The Waltzing Matildas", which lasted only a year.

Discouraged, Mark took a year and a half leave of absence from playing to reflect on his life and his future as an original artist.

However, fate would call him back to his music and in 1999 he re-emerged as a solo act with a restored faith in his talents.

Today, along side his trusted drummer and friend Scott Kobal, he can be found performing his originals and covers in local Pennsylvania bars and clubs throughout Carbon and Schuylkill counties. They are a solid duo who are slowly making their mark in their local area.

If you were to ask him what his songs were about he would simply reply, "Life".

Mark believes that music should come from the heart and that is should say something about the artist and something to the listener.

Living in today's world can at times be difficult.

Through his music, Mark wants to give people something to relate to and perhaps offer hope to those who may need some.

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