The Parlor Mob Biography
Formed in 2004 in Red Bank, New Jersey USA, The Parlor Mob initially consisted of vocalist Mark Melicia, guitarists Paul Ritchie
and David Rosen, bassist Nicholas Villapiano and drummer Sam Bey. The group performed with great frequency
around home and in nearby New York City. They self released a mini-album
shortly after recorded at home in Red Bank.
The music, a Rock sound whose 21st century kick is as potent as its formidable 20th century influences, coupled with frantic live shows led to Roadrunner signing the band in the summer of 2007.
The quintet recorded their debut album, "And You Were A Crow", that fall. Relocating to Asheville, North Carolina, they brought the songs to life at Echo Mountain Recording studio and released the disc in May 2008. The 12-song set included the Hot Mainstream Rock top 40 hit "Hard Times".
A few months after they had begun to focus on their sophomore album, Villapiano left the band. He was replaced by new bass player Anthony Chick and The Parlor Mob finally put out "Dogs" in October 2011; the record contained two powerful Active Rock radio singles "Into The Sun" and "Fall Back".