TIN PAN ALLEY
Mark performed in the Southeast from about 1993 to 2005 in the band. The band found a "niche" in the Rythm and Blues or as it is referred to in the south "Beach Music" . TIN PAN ALLEY was unique in that they Wrote, performed, and produced the song TEN RICHEST MEN themselves. The vocal performance by Ricky Holmes paid off in the song being nominated for a CAMMY award (Carolina Music Award) This resulted in CD sales and airplay in the Southeast.
TEN RICHEST MEN
I don't drive a Rolls Royce or Mercedes Benz
I don't have diamond rings like some of my friends
I don't need a big house, your love girl makes me one of the ten richest men in the world
I'm so broke I can't pay attention, I need a fresh idea some unique invention
On that day when my ship comes in I'll be holding you close on the dock my friend
I don't have a million dollars, if I did
I wouldn't do anything any different than I did
I'd hold you , kiss you, squeeze you tight
I't don't take money to make love right
I'm using ranch on my salad not honey dijon'
I use regular mustard, can't afford Grey Poupon'
Don't know Madonna, Michael or Liz
I got no idea what a t bill is
I don't need a Rolls Royce or a Mercedes Benz
Don't needs diamonds and furs like some of my friends
Don't need nothing, your love girl, makes me one of the ten richest men in the world.