About Lonely Music Group

Biography

Songwriters Dave Sanchez and Paul Marmo first met in Pennsylvania in 2003 where they attended the same college. A mutual friend asked them to start a four-piece rock band. Dave began writing lyrics and singing for the group, while Paul crafted guitar parts and played drums. After a few shows, Dave made the decision to continue his education back home in New Jersey. Paul remained in PA, further studying production and the music industry by booking concerts and interning at a professional recording studio. Dave continued to craft his writing and vocal skills with a new band, which toured the East Coast and generated interest from mid-level indie labels, but eventually found himself parting ways with the band in 2006. Soon thereafter, Dave became a founding member of the songwriting duo Postmark Twain. As part of Postmark Twain, he was finally able to focus on songwriting and instrumentation as a primary songwriter. In May 2006, the duo signed a production deal with producers Shep & Kenny (Marcy Playground, Mandy Moore, LFO) and cut their first EP. Meanwhile, Paul was working at an established indie label, Select Records, signing and developing artists. But, their paths would cross again in 2007 when Dave asked Paul to join Postmark Twain as the band's drummer. As a complete band, the group went on to gain national attention, being featured on Billboard.com, topping the Unsigned charts on Purevolume.com, and selling thousands of songs on iTunes. After two years and two EP's, Dave's desire to focus solely on songwriting and production from "behind the scenes" took the front seat. He played Paul a few songs that he had been writing outside of the band. Realizing the songs needed to be produced and recorded, Paul jumped on board with Dave's plan to build a professional home recording studio. They built an isolation booth and acquired numerous pieces of professional recording equipment from Tri-state area engineers and producers. With the freedom to create and produce songs daily, Lonely Music Group was established and a new chapter in Dave and Paul's story began.