Rob Marcus offers a fresh sound that touches on a remarkable array of influences. Inspired by his travels 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.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Rob has been surrounded by a thriving music scene from an early age. He has traveled abroad extensively, always with a guitar and the goals of making new friends, creating new music, and making a difference. During his travels he has been involved in international aid, teaching, guiding, and sustainability efforts. The songs on his new self-titled EP were written or inspired while working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia immediately following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
While Rob still loves performing solo in intimate settings he feels right at home in larger venues backed by a full band. He is currently celebrating the release of his EP, performing throughout the Northwest and working on a full-length album.
Rob Marcus-Vocals, guitars
Rick Bowen-Drums, percussion, vocals
Daniela Curto-Vocals, percussion
Viren Kamdar-Congas, Tabla, Udu
Gazelle Samizay-Cello and keys
Meg Niman-Acoustic double bass