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BIOGRAPHY

Here are a wonderful selection of people with whom I've shared credits on record, TV and Stage

Born into a musical household in 1962 - Dad played the piano, Mum played the guitar - Marcus soon showed interest in all things musical, starting piano lessons and working through the Royal School of Music grades. Meanwhile school meant another outlet for music and through high school years Marcus played guitar, drums and bass, having lessons on all three instruments. After high school, Marcus was accepted on the jazz course at Leeds College of Music as a piano player. Things changed and after a year he swapped studies to bass, graduating in 1983.

 

Marcus joined local band Brendan Croker and the 5 O'clock Shadows and spent the next few years touring with artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, John Hiatt and Billy Bragg. The band were eventually signed by the newly formed Silvertone records along with the Stone Roses. ​ The group eventually split up and Marcus, along with Brendan, became part of the Notting Hill Billies which started Marcus' career as a session musician (see below). ​

 

Marcus has also put out many albums with his musical partner Trevor Jones under the guise of 'Miracle Mile' who have had the accolades of Pop Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Album of the Week many times from the Sunday Times, along with 5 star reviews from Mojo, Q and other music press. ​ 19 years ago Marcus joined the Manfreds and continues to play, and also produce, the band's recent recordings. He also works with his partner Lucinda Drayton, writing, performing and producing with her over the last 10 years. ​ Over the last couple of years Marcus has written the music for two award winning films - 'Eternities Sunrise' and 'Transcending the Storm' - from his Norbury Brook Studios, along with being Musical Director for Russel Oliver Stone

Mark Knopfler
E.Yazawa
rod stewart
Manfred Mann BBC
paul-young
Zuchero
STEVE-EARL
Emmylou Harris
Tasmin Archer
Al Green
Rumer
nottting hillblies
Ringo
Tanita Tikaram
Sting
Sharon Corr
PBD
Jimmy Nail
emma-bunton
Alexander Armstrong
ruby-turner
Daniel Lanios
Guy-Fletcher
Georgie Fame
Eric Clapton
Tin Tin out
Bryan Ferry
Robbie_McIntosh
PP-Arnold
Jools Holland
Paul jones
william Topley
Mike Lindup
Tina Turner
Alan price
Russel Stone
bert-jansch
Scotty Moore
Lucinda Drayton
Andrea Corr
Alan Stivell
Alan Clark
Maggie Bell
Alan Darby
Lulu
Lonnie Donegan
zoot
renee Geyer
the blues band
Long John baldry
jon_secada
heather nova
graham Lyle
Tom Mcguinness
Dave Kelly
Faith Hill
Eternal
colin-blunstone
Chris-barber
Chris Norman
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Jools Holland