Marah is an American rock band that formed in the early 1990s and is closely associated with the city of Philadelphia.
Marah was formed by singer/songwriter Dave Bielanko, bassist Danny Metz and drummer Ronnie Vance in 1993. After hearing the band play, the trio was augmented by Dave's older brother, Serge Bielanko, in 1995. The band's first album, "Let's Cut The Crap and Hook Up Later On Tonight," was released in 1998. To date, the band has released five full albums (not counting remixes and Christmas albums), ranging from the straight-ahead rock on “Kids in Phillly” to dance-inspired Britpop on “Float Away With the Friday Night Gods.” Still, despite long-time critical acclaim, Marah have yet to find mainstream success. Among the critics and writers who have championed Marah are Nick Hornby, Stephen King and ''Rolling Stone''’s David Fricke.
The band played at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 16, 2006, which was highlighted by a cover of The Who's "Baba O'Riley".
*1997: ''Season's Greetings Philadelphia'' (Record Cellar)
*1998: ''Camp Black Dog Presents: Rock & Roll Summer Camp '98'' (Black Dog)
*1998: ''Let's Cut the Crap and Hook Up ...
|Background||group or band|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Genre||Alternative country, Rock and Roll, Garage Rock|
|Years active||1993 – present|
|Current members|| David Bielanko|
|Past members|| Mark Boyce|