Good to Be Here
Heralding from the Boston area, the Ernest Goodlife Band blends introspective lyrics with heartfelt acoustic rock that creates a distinct sound that's all their own. Influences in the group's sound include artists such as James Taylor, the Beatles, the Allman Brothers Band and Peter Gabriel. The four pieces that comprise the band are acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and drums. Front man and principle songwriter Mark De Rose began performing on a dare while studying in Salamanca, Spain. He brings a relaxed vocal style reminiscent of a young James Taylor while his guitar parts are enriched with the melodicism and energy of bluegrass. Guitarist B.J. Block provides shimmering melodic rhythm parts and blues-infused solos that give the band a rock edge. Bassist Shannon Chwialkowski and drummer Mikey Lawrence have proved to be an unstoppable rhythm section, responsible for exciting crowds - a common occurrence at Ernest Goodlife shows.