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Following a colourful career that has take in metal, motown and soul, Detroit's finest rock/blues export has finally cut the album of his career.
'A Better Man' has already garnered the best reviews of his career. It's strong on songs with booming hooks, scintillating licks, a rainbow of tone colours and showcases Marcus's soulful vocals.

As getreadytorock noted: "Better Man is a career best. It's a classy song-led blues-rock album with a soulful heart."

Hailing from Detroit Michigan Marcus initially was coveted by Motown records - working on demos with some of the biggest names in the business -before being moved to LA by Ike Turner’s management team and signing with United Artists Records. The result was the all star hard-rock 'Marcus' album, which is still on the catalogue today and  re released by Rock Candy Records in December 2016.

Growing up in  Detroit meant he was always open to musical diversity. He  hung out with the MC5, opened for Bog Seger and Iggy Pop, but it was his passion for rocking blues that led him to Europe.

He quickly made an impact by opening for BB King at the Albert Hall and he hit the Euro festival circuit in support of a brace of British label rock/blues solo albums. Ironically for an exiled American musician, it led to one of his songs appearing on the celebrated 'Blueprint - Best of British Blues' album.
His 2005 'Blue Radio' album led to comparisons with Paul Rogers, while the following 'Hurricane' opened up the German and French markets for him. Better still,  his fifth album, the soulful  'Let The Sun Shine In' was his first to receive full European distribution in recognition of his increasing profile.

A supreme vocal stylist who is equally at home singing blues/rock as he is soulfully phrasing heartfelt lyrics, Marcus’ 'Stand Or Fall' CD brought him well deserved critical recognition, as he was justifiably nominated for Best Recorded Session 2014 by European Blues Awards.

If his last best selling 'Stand Or Fall album was a call to arms, then 'A Better Man' lives up to its conceptual title as a celebration of everything that makes Marcus one of the most exciting rock/blues bands in Europe.

Now comes 'A Better man' which represents the pinnacle of his recording career. More importantly it captures the lightning in the bottle of a Marcus live performance. 'A Better Man' rocks out while also being deeply soulful. He funks things up, visits the kind of low down blues alley's that makes the genre so durable and even includes a west coast psychedelic track that remarkably has given him multiple radio plays.

'A Better Man' is a cutting edge contemporary blues-rock album by one of the most exciting performers on the European live circuit. Check out a show soon and take home the album, as Marcus Malone really is 'A Better Man'.

Since relocating to the UK Marcus has written, produced and recorded 7 albums on the Redline Music Label.

Discography:

1. One More Time - 1999
2. Walkin’ Shoes - 2002
3. Blue Radio - 2005
4. Hurricane - 2007
5. Let The Sunshine In - 2011
6. Stand or Fall - 2014
7. A Better Man CD / Vinyl

The 7th album 'A Better Man' was released 31 March 2017. It Is the first VINYL production since the 'Marcus Album' in the USA. The album was voted by the IBBA album of the Month for March 2017. Distributed by Cadiz Music.

Musician include: Moz Gamble and Stevie Watts - keys; Christopher Nugent - drums; Sean Nolan, Stuart Dixon, William Burke, Julian Burdock on guitars; Winston Blissett and Johan Buys - Bass; Chantelle Duncan and Eno Williams - backing vocals.

 

 
 


 

 

 

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