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Rob Marcus offers a fresh sound that touches on a remarkable array of influences. Inspired by his travels touring the US and abroad, his music incorporates elements of folk, rock and world beats. As a self-taught musician, Rob Marcus’ unconventional melodies satisfy a desire for the new, while his introspective lyrics explore themes both intimate and universal. His seductive vocal style is complimented by the weaving of traditional instruments with modern sounds, creating a smooth and rhythmic experience.
Marcus released a self-titled EP in 2011 consisting of songs he wrote while touring Southeast Asia. “What makes this EP so wonderful is the way it continues to reveal itself to the listener each time it’s played” (Dan Macintosh, spin.com). Shortly after the EP release, Marcus teamed up with Northwest producer Bubba Jones to begin work on a full-length album.
While Rob Marcus loves performing solo in intimate settings, he can often be seen sharing the stage with several talented musicians he’s collaborated with over the last few years. The dynamic on stage “hooks you in with feel good tones and heartbreak lyrics” (Seattle Night Out Radio). He has just returned from a short tour including a showcase for SXSW with Critical Sun Recordings.
Rob Marcus is currently working on new recordings and gearing up for his next tour.