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 March, 2011 consisting of songs he wrote while working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia immediately following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. “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 still loves performing solo in intimate settings, most of his performances feature a group of talented musicians he’s assembled over the last three years. The dynamic on stage “hooks you in with feel good tones and heartbreak lyrics” (Seattle Night Out Radio). Rob Marcus is currently performing around his hometown of Seattle, WA, and preparing for a spring tour that'll take him down the west coast and throughout the mid-west with a stop in Austin, TX to join fellow Critical Sun Recordings label mates for a showcase at SXSW. Upon returning to Seattle, he'll head back to the studio for the final touches on his first full-length album due out in late 2013. [+]