Daddy's Song - Live

Performed by Sean Nelson, vocals, Mark Nichols Keyboards, and the whole damn band of 27 or so Seattle-ites at the Triple Door. We did two shows that night and Sean did a great job of keeping the audience entertained with Harry Nilsson stories. All in all it was one of the best musical experiences I've had. It was great to finally rock these songs onstage and the crowd ate it up.

Listen til the end and you can hear Sean talking about the kids chorus, which is pretty funny.

One of the coolest things about this project, for me, was seeing my son, Aidan, onstage playing acoustic guitar really well. You can hear him





Sean Nelson, of Harvey Danger, came to me with the piano/vocal demos and said, "here's $5000 just do it." So I arranged and recorded a whole bunch of these "late, great Harry Nilsson" songs. I hadn't ever heard any Nilsson before, but loved the demos, so I just launched into it.

I decided not to listen to the original HN recordings so I could avoid making arrangements that sounded like his. I think our versions are substantially different. John Hollis on drums and Steve Newton on bass helped a lot to get the rhythm section really happening.

The CD has been done for over a year now, and awaits a label who will put it out and support it a little. I hope the day comes.

If you're interested in hearing some of Mark's Orchestral Arranging, click here.