Marcus first took up electric guitar around the age of 7 but soon realised his calling was to play bass. At school in Nottingham he played as much music as possible, with every single ensemble there was to gain experience. He then took up double bass and began learning about jazz and improvised music. Since then he has played with countless ensembles, from Big Bands to Symphony Orchestras and everything in between.
His professional music career began in the theatre pits in and around Nottingham/Derbyshire while he was still at school. He has played in countless professional musical productions including Les Misérables, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors and many more.
After working regularly for 2 years on the East Midlands Jazz scene Marcus was hungry to further his career and learn more about Jazz and improvised music so he moved north to Leeds to study on the Jazz course at Leeds College of Music.
He currently performs regularly with The Eclectic Band, a Fusion trio based in Nottingham that performs exciting original music led by drummer Jonathan Curtis, and is active on the East Midlands/Northern Jazz scene.
Marcus also composes his own original music, usually for solo Electric Bass. His music is usually simple in terms of structure, with heavy emphasis on freedom and improvisation.
Upcoming projects include a new Eclectic Band album (soon to be released), an improvisatory drum and bass duo EP with drummer Jonathan Curtis and one day (who knows when?!) a solo electric bass album.
Marcus holds Grade 8 in Bass Guitar from the RSL exam board and has been fortunate enough to study with and learn from some of the country’s best musicians.