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“Multiple award-winning composer and producer Mark Barnes of Port St. Lucie (ThE BaD BoY oF ChilL OuT) was awarded the Best Easy Listening Male Artist for a second time at the 3rd Annual Indie Music Channel Awards.”

“Multiple award winning composer and producer Mark Barnes has another hit album by the 2012 release Alive, which features 20 brilliant electronic, instrumental songs. Alive is comprised of dramatic instrumental music set to cutting edge electronics. Every single song on Alive is animated with a cinematic atmosphere that can only be described as beautiful. The Awakening & Temporal Infinity are earlier releases you are sure to love. Mark Barnes has the honor and distinction of producing award-winning music, including a prestigious Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award for Music & Cinema. Mark Barnes won the Best Original Song composition at the 2011 TCI Film Festival, with co-writer and two-times Academy Award Nominee Carol Connors, for a documentary-drama film score song titled A City Within A Dream. Mark Barnes has a flair for producing award-winning music, and this is true for 2012 release Alive. Sample or purchase Alive at MarkBarnesMusic.com.”

“Temporal Infinity....OMG! I have been listening to these AMAZING sounds for over an hour! I feel revived, rejuvenated, relaxed ~ hell, I almost feel HUMAN after the ravages of the day, after listening to your lilting notes, my dear! Be gone with the bubble bath... take the candles away and who needs wine when there is this magnificent music to listen to? You, Sir, are a maestro, par excellence! :) Just magnificent! Makes me feel light, loved, enveloped in care and warmth ~ almost as though the Universe put its arms around me and held me close... like my guardian angel wrapped me comfortably in his/her wings, and gently carried my burdens off into the still night, making me feather-light so that I might drift off to my special, safe place. Thank you Mark Barnes, for this amazing gift! :)”

“Composer Mark Barnes, who wrote the music for Port St. Lucie’s popular 50th anniversary docudrama movie, "City of Dreams," was awarded Best Easy Listening Male Artist at the 1st Annual Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood on Sunday, April 29. Barnes won the award for writing the movie’s theme song, “A City Within a Dream,” and for “Gabby’s Song,” a tribute to Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has been recovering from a gunshot wound since January 2011. ”

“MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: Musician, composer and producer Mark Barnes of Port St. Lucie was doubly honored during the Nov. 10 Los Angeles Music Awards ceremony in Hollywood, Calif.”

“For the second consecutive year, Port St. Lucie resident Mark Barnes was named "Composer of the Year" at the Los Angeles Music Awards in Hollywood, Calif. This year, he has his hometown to thank. Barnes' work on "City of Dreams," a docudrama of the life, times and people of Port St. Lucie, resulted in his being recognized for his talents and garnered the "Soundtrack of the Year" award. Both awards were announced at a ceremony on Nov. 10. Barnes called the recognition "a major honor" and said having the opportunity to work on a project connected with the city he calls home was particularly meaningful.”

“The Awakening & Temporal Infinity each has their own melodic perspectives while giving a perfect illustration of this artist’s style and diversity. When listening to both albums back to back the two interconnected aspects of his classic based melodies with expert synthesizer complements made me appreciate the fact I was listening to not only a multi-award winning composer and producer, but a seasoned music professional.”

“Mark Barnes, AKA ThE BaD BoY oF ChilL OuT, is the next person honored with an award. He picked up the OUTstanding Song On A Soundtrack for his Alive - Summer. It is most certainly a beautiful composition, and definitely steeped in emotion. And, well, Mark Barnes is a sexy Daddy, don't ya think? For more about Mark Barnes, you can check out his official website here. To be honest, I couldn't find anyplace to purchase the winning song, but you can find other music by Mark Barnes, like his latest single on iTunes, or a nice selection of his music on Amazon.com.”

“Mark Barnes – Is already an award winning artist, exactly the kind of talent, I dream about having on iplacemusic, he has won Best Theme Song at the 2011 TCI Film Festival and was also awarded the Outstanding Musician in the Instrumental/Soundtrack category at the Live Nation sponsored OutMusic Awards this year, Mark is a music composer a score writer and everything in between, as I am writing this listening down to, “Magnificent Day” the piano melody, is just taking me on a wonderful trip, the playing is simply amazing and as I carry on writing the music slips into “Alive Summer” another all inspiring piece of music, I look forward to not only hearing his new album “Alive” but to also working with him. Excellent XXXXX Stars ( The 1st artist to get 5 Stars ) Andros Georgiou”

“PORT ST. LUCIE — "City of Dreams," the docudrama recounting Port St. Lucie's first 50 years, won Best Documentary Film at the 4th Annual Treasure Coast International Film Festival on Saturday. The movie's theme, "City Within a Dream," won Best Theme Song, competing against music from four other movies. Port St. Lucie residents created the song: Mark Barnes composed the music, Robert Navarro did the arrangement and Alana Ferraro sang, with backup vocals from her church's children's choir at Holy Family Catholic Church. Carol Conners of Hollywood, Calif., wrote the lyrics. The film won against two other documentaries. It premiered Wednesday night to a packed crowd of city dignitaries, eager city residents and film festival-goers at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.”

“PORT ST. LUCIE — It's been a guarded secret in Port St. Lucie for more than a year now, but on April 27, residents will have their chance to watch the star-studded production of the city's 50th anniversary theme song and music video. "City Within A Dream" will premiere during the end credits of a 90-minute documentary drama titled "City of Dreams," which chronicles the city's young history. The song was created by a Grammy award-winning arranger, a Grammy and Academy award-nominated songwriter — who co-wrote the theme song for the movie "Rocky" — and an award-winning composer. One of the music video partners included composer Mark Barnes, a 24-year resident of the city, who wrote the song's melody in a half hour after only watching snippets of the documentary. "The music has a light and airy feel that represents the hope and growth the city has seen," Barnes, 49, said. "I felt like we had a hit on our hands."”

“PORT ST. LUCIE — On Saturday, May 8, The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens hosted a Founders' Appreciation Reception at the new Botanical Gardens facility on Westmoreland Boulevard in the city Founders and guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and live performances by Lincoln Park Academy musicians, who performed inside the Gardens’ Nature Center, and award-winning musician Mark Barnes, who performed at the lakeside open-air amphitheatre. Barnes is the recipient of the 2008 Hollywood FAME and 18TH Annual Los Angeles Music Award for Music & Cinema, and the 2009 Soloist of the Year Award at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.”