Everyone dreams of having a moment like Ferris Bueller did in the movie Ferris Bueller Day Off. Mark Catalano got the most epic one, involving Dave Grohl!
Mark Catalano is most known as a guitarist, singer and composer. After sharing the stage with Cleveland’s finest, a national tour, and several albums later, Mark headed west. He is currently writing, recording, and performing in Los Angeles, CA with his music as well as the band Hollowell.
- Youngstown, Ohio
- His brother a drummer, his gateway into classic rock
- 10 years old got into music and has
- “Another Found Self (AFS)”, 2003-2008, until he moved to LA
- The Hollowell, from O.C. , been together 10 years, joined on lead guitar/backup vocals 3 years ago
- MTV and VH1 being prominent, back when it was MUSIC television!
- Put on his dad old records, and took up the acoustic guitar and play notes that matched with the music
- His father bought him a guitar, Took lessons
- Involved with music in school, his school public music program Boardman Grammy Award Winning
- Orchestra, marching band, jazz band, theatre and choir program.3-4 hours every day for 8 years
- Charlie Hunter, plays an 8 string guitar, interview with him “can´t expect to be a high paid artist, in my own life how can i justify being a working musician, so he started who out there do i respect and how much money did they make (electrician/plumber). If I can make that much money as a musician, i´d be happy”
- His composition started through friends but he was nominated at the 48 hour film festival, 5 hours to do the score. Been working on more projects since then. New movie in production!
WHAT WORKS/WHAT DOESN´T
-your worst enemy is yourself!
-you do more of nothing if you hammer yourself
-keeping himself motivated to do something positive for his music career every day!
-making sure you tackle all angels every day
-playing acoustic at a bar , then a birthday party stormed the bar, obnoxious and loud
-an hour of him brooding on stage, no one paying attention
BEST GIG: Playing Dave Grohl´s guitar at the Viper Room
-Feb 2010, Taylor Hawkins was suppose to play
-The girl comes around the corner, brings him in, her friend good friend of manager
-Someone hands them a beer at the bar …FOR FREE
-Reserved booths by the stage
-Someone brough tin pizza as well! Free FOOD!
-Taylor Hawkins didn´t show up…..but DAVE GROHL did!
-Rami Jaffee´s birthday party
-Dave Grohl bowed out….so they asked who wanted to play guitar
-Mark stood up and raised his hand
-Dave Grohl handed him his guitar
-Mark played with Rami Jaffee
-He slipped out the back door only to find Dave Grohl there!
-Dave is from Warren, Ohio, the city dedicated a street to Dave (street sign), he played at a music festival there
-Largest drumstick in the world for Dave in Warren, Ohio
-Mark said he was there when they dedicated the street to him and they talked like friends after that
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Twisted Lullaby” by The Hollowell