with: The Foregate Street Blues Band
Friday 18 March 2016
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
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.
Marcus has performed at the Royal Albert Hall opening for BB King, Burnley, Upton and Colne Festivals in the UK; and various UK Art Centres and Blues Clubs including Darlington Arts Ctr and the Brewery Arts. Marcus ended 2013 by headlining the Tenby Blues Festival in Wales. In 2014 played the Great British R&B festival (International Stage) in Colne and 2015 The Skegness Rock and Blues Festival.
Performances in the Netherlands include Kwadendamme, Tegelen, Huntenpop, Oisterwijk, Hoogeveen, Geithoorn, Enchede and Texel Festivals. The Luxemburg Festival in Luxemburg. In France Pleins Feaux Festival 2013 in Bonneville; ‘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.
Since relocating to the UK Marcus has written, produced and recorded 6 albums on the Redline Music Label. The“One More Time” 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. 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 song ‘Mama Said’ was 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 (UK).
In 2014 Marcus completed recording his 6th CD ‘Stand or Fall’ on Redline Music, distributed through In-akustik of Germany. Another collection of original blues based rock songs. The album was nominated for Best Recorded Session 2014 by European Blues Awards. Please visit Press Page for reviews and more info on all 6 albums.
Presently working on 7th album to be released in March of 2016.
The Foregate Street Blues Band is an old fashioned blues band, playing the Blues how it used to be. Cover versions of old blues standards sit alongside their own compositions and transport the listener back to a time when all you needed was a porch, a rocking chair, and a bottle of booze.
Formed in Worcester in early 2015, they played Upton Blues festival to great acclaim, and are building a reputation as a unique blues experience.