Gig: Marcus Malone – Club 35, Carlisle – 27 Feb 2010
Posted on: Monday, Feb 15, 2010
Sat Feb 27th
Club 35, Carlisle
Detroit born Blues star Marcus Malone roars into Carlisle at the end of February to play at Club 35.
The guitarist and songwriter, who now resides in London, performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe and will play the Lowther street venue for the Carlisle Blues on Saturday 27th February.
Marcus 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, Burnley and Colne Festivals in the UK; Harlebeke Blues Festival in Belgium; the Bospop Festival in Holland; Valdagno(Vicenza)Blues Festival in Italy; and various UK Art Centres and Blues Clubs.
Marcus is presently working the European blues circuit, festivals and concert halls including tours of Belgium and Holland. In 2003 Marcus performed in most of the major festivals in the UK – Colne, Maryport, Stanley, Warrington, Warners, and Darlington Festivals.
Marcus has written, produced and recorded his album “One More Time” which is released by Redline Music label. The title song “One More Time” is featured on ‘Blueprint 99 –The Best of The British Blues’ album. The album was originally released in the UK in Jan 2000. It was remastered and released in July 2003.
Marcus’ second album -‘Walkin’ Shoes’- was released in August 2002 and features some of the UK’s finest blues musicians. The track ‘Take It To Heart’ is featured on Blues In Britain 2002 – ‘The Best of British Blues’ album.
Marcus’ third album ‘Blue Radio’ was released in early 2005. The album also features guest spots from two of Britains finest musicians Paul Jones and Papa George. The song title ‘Mama Said’ is featured on ‘The Best of British Blues” 2005.
Marcus’s fourth album “Hurricane“ was released in March 2007 and has been reviewed in several rock publications and traditional blues magazines including ‘Rock Tribune‘ in Belgium & ‘Bluesnews‘ in Germany. The album definitely shows Marcus´ heavy rock influences infused with blues and soul.
A new album is in progress as of mid January 2010. It has a Blues Rock feel to it but with a funky influence for some of the numbers.
Marcus will be playing the Carlisle gig with Stuart Dixon on Guitar, John Tonks on Drums and Chris Childs Bass.
Promoter Chris Denton said “Last years gig was amazing. He puts so much into his performance that the audience immediately pick up on the raw energy and get swept along by the show. I’m really pleased to be able to put him on again.”
Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the night with the doors open at 8.00.
Other Chris Denton Gigs
John Waite Sun Feb 28th Brickyard – more classic rock than blues – Tickets via ticketweb or myself or Ruby Tuesday in Carlisle
The Producers Sat March 27th – This gig is now at the Brickyard NOT Club 35. A young band from west Cumbria called Feed Me will be the support. The Producers have recently reformed and wowed the Carlisle Blues festival last November. They are very polished. They were voted the number one blues band in the country a number of times in the 90’s and sold out venues all over the place – (Hint Hint). Tickets are via Ticketweb or myself / Rob / Brickyard. £10 in advance £12 on the door. Feed me will likely start at 8.30 and The Producers 10.00.
Matt Schofield will be playing at the Brickyard on May Bank holiday. This is a copromotion with Russell C. They have dropped in this gig between Glasgow and Newcastle while Matt is on tour from Canada where he apparently lives now.
Remember all this is happening because we turn out and support live music. Two years ago there was sod all happening in Carlisle – so please spread the word – the more people the better the bands I can book (mind you the quality is pretty damn high at the moment!!).
Other gig news
Jon Amor is doing an acoustic set at the cava bar at the University on Thursday February 11th – support Mike D
The Stumble are playing at Lakes Court Hotel on Sat March 13th – tickets £12 from the hotel