Marc Blatte - Songwriter And Jingle Writer Extraordinaire. The Four Tops, Celine Dion, Kenny Rogers, Prudential, Oldsmobile And Goldfish. Bruce Springsteen Just Covered One Of His Songs!
Marc Blatte is a songwriter and jingle writer extraordinaire. He’s written major hits for artists like The Four Tops, Celine Dion and Kenny Rogers. One of the hits he wrote for The Four Tops, "When She Was Mine", has just been covered by Bruce Springsteen. He’s also created commercials for Prudential, Oldsmobile, Pepsi and Pizza Hut among many others. He wrote "I love the fishes 'cause they're so delicious" for Goldfish. And he's recently teamed up with Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Joe Cerisano as The Distant Thunder.
My featured song is “Gorilla” from the album The Queen’s Carnival by my band, Project Grand Slam. Spotify link here.
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Marc and I discuss the following:
- Writing for The Four Tops
- Songs for other artists
- Commercials for Oldsmobile, Prudential, Pepsi, etc
- The Distant Thunder
- When She Was My Girl
- Goldfish commercial
- Healing Hand
BOBBY M AND THE PAISLEY PARADE is Robert’s forthcoming album. Featuring 10 new songs and guest appearances by John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Carey (Rainbow) and international sitar sensation Deobrat Mishra.
"ALBUM OF THE YEAR!" (Indie Shark)
"Catchy and engaging with great tunes!" Steve Hackett (Genesis)
"This album has life and soul!" John Helliwell (Supertramp)
"Bobby M rocks!" Gary Puckett (Union Gap)
"Nice cool bluesy album!" Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds)
"Robert really really really rocks!" Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul and Mary)
"Great songs. Great performances. It's a smash!" David Libert (The Happenings)
LIVE AT STEELSTACKS is the 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band. The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike.
“Captivating!” Elliott Randall (Steely Dan)
“PGS burns down the house!” Tony Carey (Rainbow)
“Full of life!” Alan Hewitt (The Moody Blues)
“Virtuoso musicians!” (Melody Maker)
“Such a great band!” (Hollywood Digest)
The album can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.
ALL OF THE TIME is Robert’s recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song that's light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love.
“Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!” Melody Maker/5 Stars)
“Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!” (Pop Icon/5 Stars)
“Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” (Mob York City)
Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
THE SHAKESPEARE CONCERT is the album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, recorded "live" in the studio. It’s been praised by Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jim Peterik (Ides Of March), Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) and Sarah Class (British composer). Reviews: “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
THE FALL OF WINTER is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM HANDBOOK is Robert's Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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