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Marcus - from Detroit, Michigan - was first signed by Al Teller of United Artists Records (now EMI Capitol). Taking us residence in LA he recorded the classic heavy metal ‘Marcus’ album which was re-released on Zoom Records throughout Europe and the US in 2001. The band consisted of Gene Black - now guitarist for Joe Cocker ; Sandy Genero - drummer for Pat Travers and Tim Bogart of Vanilla Fudge on Bass.

Marcus has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Burnley and Colne Festivals in the UK; Harlebeke Blues Festival in Belgium; the Bospop Festival in NL; Valdagno(Vicenza)Blues Festival in Italy; and various UK Art Centres and Blues Clubs. Marcus ended 2013 by headlining the Tenby Blues Festival in Wales.

Marcus is presently working the European blues circuit, festivals and concert halls including tours of Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands. Live performances in 2011-2013 in the Netherlands include Kwadendamme, Tegelen, Huntenpop, Oisterwijk, Hoogeveen, Geithoorn, Enchede and Texel Festivals. The Luxemburg Festival in Luxemburg. In France he performed at the Pleins Feaux Festival 2013 in Bonneville which was filmed for French TV distribution and internet TV. Other Festivals and large venues in France included 'American Journeys' in Cambrai, Fete de la Musique in Marc En Baroeul, Presqu'ile Blues Festival in Ambialet (opening for The Straits), Buc n' Blues (Buc France), Blues & Rock Festival in Segoufielle and Le Show Room, Valenciennes France. In Germany the Caf' Conc' des 3 Frontiers venue.

Since relocating to the UK Marcus has written, produced and recorded his album “One More Time” which was released on Redline Music label in 1999. The title song “One More Time” is featured on ‘Blueprint 99 –The Best of The British Blues’ album.

The second album -’Walkin’ Shoes’- was released in August 2002 on the and features some of the UK’s finest blues musicians. The track ‘Take It To Heart’ is featured on Blues In Britain 2002 - ‘The Best of British Blues’ album.

The third album ‘Blue Radio’ was released in early 2005. The album also features guest spots from two of Britains finest musicians Paul Jones and Papa George. The song ‘Mama Said’ co-written with guitarist Stuart Dixon is featured on ‘The Best of British Blues” 2005.

The fourth album 'Hurricane' was released in March 2007 and received great reviews in several rock publications and traditional blues magazines including ‘Rock Tribune‘ in Belgium & ‘Bluesnews‘ in Germany.

The fifth album 'Let The Sunshine In' -- recorded in the UK --was released 25 April 2011 in the UK , NL and BE through Cadiz Distribution. The title song was co-written with Gene Black, Marcus' guitarist in the original 'Marcus' band. Gene is presently the guitarist for the Joe Cocker band.

In 2014 Marcus has completed recording his 6th CD - 'Stand or Fall' - to be released 12 May 2014 by Redline Music of London and distributed through In-akustik of Germany. Promotion in the UK by Gollly Gallagher; in NL and BE by Hans Broer; in Germany by In-akustik. Another collection of original blues based rock songs mixed by Jerry Stevenson and mastered by Mazen Murad at Metropolis Studios, London. On guitars - Sean Nolan, Julian Burdock, Stuart Dixon, Bill Burke. On bass - Winston Blissett of Massive Attack. Christopher Nugent on Drums and on keys Roger Cotton and Moz Gamble. On harmonica Will Wilde and Alan Glen. On bv's Chantelle Duncan-Heath, Dani Wilde and Eno Williams-Uffort.

 

 

 
 


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