Harry Marrocco


I was born Jan,5 1952 to Frank and Dolores Marrocco. I have 10 siblings Still living. I started playing the guitar when I was 13 years old in 1965. The Beatles were making their mark in history and I wanted to do the same. My older brother, David turned me on to reel to reel recording equipment in 1970 and I was hooked. I joined the Navy in 1972 and in 1975 was stationed in the Philippines for 2 years. During that time I bought my first reel to reels a Teac A3340s 4 channel and a Akia 2 track , amp, speakers, a little Teac model 2A mixer and the rest is history. In 1980, I Started working for the DOD working as an aircraft electrician mechanic where I met Mike Connolly and started recording music at my little studio in Ocean View, Virginia. Then I met my wife and life happened. I stopped playing guitar until 2014 and haven't stopped since. I have a lot of caching up to do, but I am not deterred by my age which is 67 now. I am working on a lot of old music and a lot of new music at the same time. I still have a lot of music inside me that needs to come out before I die, so I am a busy man at this time and am having a great time doing it. The only problem that I have is finding the right person to play with , which is a lot more fun than playing alone and helps to be more creative in the process, Harry Marrocco.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

My music is everything to me. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, pride and a reason to live.

What is your music dream?

I would like to hear my music on commercial radio. I'm not looking to become famous, I just want to have my music heard and appreciated. It would be great if some of my music could be performed by a great band.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Myself, to become a better person and a better musician.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Hard to say, there are so many, how about Norwegian wood By the Early Beatles, or Yesterday or Light my fire for reasons that I ca.n't get into on this site, LOL

What inspires you to make music?

Life and beautiful women.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Hope of better times ahead, don't dwell on the past, stay positive no matter what and so much more.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My age.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent and passion.