Mark Sinnis is a music veteran born and raised in New York and living in Wilmington, North Carolina.
His sound is a dark blend of Rock, Country Americana and Alternative.
"Cemetery & Western” with thought-provoking lyrics.
With a distinctive voice that has been acclaimed as a hybrid of vocal greats like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, Sinnis’s music incorporates dark undertones as well as traditional Country music with a contemporary modern edge.
After 4 years in the U.S. Air Force Sinnis started his music career with his brother Francis Xavier on drums. Mark was the co-founder and singer/songwriter/ bassist of the Punk turned Gothic band Apostates.
Apostates was from Long Island and was also part of the New York City Punk/Goth scene. Apostates existed for 10 years from 1988 -1998 and released two full length albums and 2 singles.
In 1998 Sinnis was already living in New York City and after numerous line up changes ended Apostates and started Ninth House with his brother on drums. Sinnis was the sole songwriter for the group. To date Mark’s band Ninth House has four full length albums.
Ninth House is not playing at this time.
In addition to Ninth House Mark Sinnis began playing solo acoustic in 2001 and started the band Mark Sinnis and 825.
In 2009 Sinnis left New York City for the mountains of Peekskill, New York where he resided until 2016.
Sinnis relocated to Wilmington North Carolina in 2016. He plays both solo and with 825 in Wilmington.
In 2019 Mark recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis Tennessee and released his Sun Sessions. Mark Sinnis and 825 recorded at Sun Studio for a second time in April 2021.
Mark will return to Sun for a third solo session in August 2021.
All of Mark's solo albums and 825/Ninth House releases are available through itunes and numerous online services and streaming channels.
Mark Sinnis music biography to date:
1) Apostates ~ "Burning World Of Hate" - 7 inch/Released 1991
2) Apostates ~ "In Vain" - CD/Released 1993
3) Apostates ~ "Burn" - 7 inch/Released 1995
4) Apostates ~ "Ashtray" - CD/Released 1996
5) Ninth House ~ "Aerosol" - CD-EP/Released 1998
6) Ninth House ~ "Swim In The Silence" - CD/Released 2000
7) Ninth House ~ "The Eye That Refuses To Blink" - CD/Released 2005
8) Ninth House ~ "Realize And It's Gone" - CD/Released 2007
9) Mark Sinnis ~ "Into An Unhidden Future" - CD/Released 2008
10) Mark Sinnis ~ "A Southern Tale" - CD/ Released 2009
11) Mark Sinnis ~ "The Night's Last Tomorrow" - CD/Released 2010
12) Ninth House ~ "11 Cemetery & Western Classics" - CD/Released 2010
13) Mark Sinnis ~ "The Undertaker In My Rearview Mirror" - CD/Released 2011
14) Mark Sinnis ~ "Solitary Mark" - Digital/Released 2013
15) Mark Sinnis ~ "It's Been A Long Cold Hard Lonely Winter" - CD/Released 2014
16) Mark Sinnis ~ "One Red Rose Among The Dying Leaves" - CD/Released 2016
17) Mark Sinnis & 825 ~ "Live ~ 11-4-18" - Digital/Released 2019
18) Ninth House ~ "Live from CBGB" - Digital/Released 2019
19) Mark Sinnis & 825 ~ "The Sun Sessions" Digital and CD/Released 2019
20) Mark Sinnis ~ “Live From Beale Street Barber Shop - January 9, 2021” Digital/Released 2021
21) Mark Sinnis ~ “Live From Beale Street Barber Shop - February 20, 2021” Digital/Released 2021
Musicians who have played with Mark Sinnis and on his recordings include:
Mark Sinnis ~ Acoustic -Guitar|Bass|Vocals- Brian Mazzola ~ Banjo
Susan Mitchell ~ Violin & Cello- Shirley Lebo ~ Violin
Sara Landeau ~ Lead Electric Guitar- Jack (The Stray Dog) Kornegay ~ Drums
Matt Dundas ~ Piano- EJ ~ Bass
Lenny Molotov ~ Lap Steel -Guitar- James Benshoff ~ Keyboards/Piano
Eric Enjem ~ Keyboards- Derek Zelenka ~ Bass/Lap Steel Guitar
Francis Xavier ~ Drums-
Annette Kudrak ~ Accordion-
Keith Otten ~ Lead Electric Guitar-
Dave Sussman ~ Lead Electric Guitar-
Zach Ingram ~ Keyboards-
Bernard San Juan ~ Lead Electric Guitar-
Stephen Gara ~ Banjo-
Smokey Chipotle ~ Lead Electric Guitar-
Lee Compton ~ Trumpet-
Frank Vigilante ~ Trumpet-
Michael Lillard ~ Drums-
John Goldberg ~ Upright Bass-
Ben Swan ~ Violin-
Brian Aspinwall ~ Pedal Steel Guitar & Trumpet-
Ken Lockwood ~ Fiddle-
Michael Gross ~ Bass-