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Catch him whilst you can,
This review is from: Tumble Down (Audio CD)
I had never heard of Marcus Foster until I went along to a gig at the Glee Club in Nottingham a few weeks ago, ostensibly to see Foy Vance perform there, supported by this unknown singer/songwriter by the name of Marcus Foster. Foy was excellent but I came away thinking what a talent Marcus was. I bought his EP 'Tumbledown' after the show and I have had it in the car CD player almost constantly since. The tracks do not hit you between the eyes on first listening, but, like all great albums, the songs slowly get under the skin and stand the test of time.
Marcus has an amazing voice, somewhere between a young Elton John (think Tumbleweed Connection) and David Gray. But that might be misleading because his style is all his own. He describes his style as a mixture of gospel, folk, funk, blues and Rock 'n Roll! I can't add anything to that.
Tumbledown is the stand-out track and is one of those songs that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up towards the climax. The other tracks are no less listenable and I am eagerly awaiting the release of his album, 'Nameless Paths', in the Autumn. If you can catch him live now, don't hesitate because this time next year you may well struggle to get tickets for his concerts. My wife and I are both looking forward to seeing him perform at the Truck Festival this weekend.