The Parlor Mob, is an American rock band founded by Mark Melicia, David Rosen, Paul Ritchie, Nick Villapiano, and Sam Bey in 2004.
The band started out as What About Frank? in 2004 in Red Bank, New Jersey, playing with a more progressive rock based sound.
In 2006 the band changed their name to The Parlor Mob. Their sound had progressed into a more straight forward blues based experimental rock n' roll style. Vocalist Mark Melicia describes the band's sound as being “straight forward rock and roll with a contemporary style."
In the summer of 2007, The Parlor Mob signed with Roadrunner Records.
On September 28, 2007 they began the process of recording their début album at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain studios. Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, The Dwarves, Modest Mouse), who first contacted the band while they were recording their EP, contacted Roadrunner Records to express his interest in producing the album.
The Parlor Mob's debut album, And You Were a Crow, was released digitally on March 11th, 2008 and in stores everywhere on May 6th, 2008.
Mark Melicia – Vocals
David Rosen – Guitar
Paul Ritchie – Guitar
Nick Villapiano - Bass
Sam Bey – Drums
More Info @ The Parlor Mob's Myspace Page