Electrifying. Soulful. Compelling. These three words exemplify the sound of “Memphis Soul Man” Marcus Scott. Born and raised in a city that is well known for world class soul music, Marcus Scott is the real deal. As a young boy, he would sit with his ears glued to the radio, mimicking every sound he heard. This fascination evolved into an insatiable desire to entertain and capture the hearts of audiences everywhere. His musical journey started in 2005 as a hit in local Memphis talent shows and he quickly became known as the “go to” singer for all of the major gigs in Memphis. Larry Dodson of the legendary Barkays gave him a call to collaborate on “House Party”, he has sung with James Ingram and has appeared at Isaac Hayes night club and he’s been the lead singer with the house band for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
If you close your eyes and listen to his voice you‘ll realize that Marcus is on a trajectory towards becoming a truly elite soul singer in the vein of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding.
“Singing with Tower Of Power is simply a dream come true and it fits me like a glove. I have always been known as a “Soul Man” but The T.O.P. has me singing Soul With A Capital S.”
All band member biographies were compiled by Leo Sacks.
Leo Sacks is a freelance record producer in New York. With Emilio Castillo, he co-wrote “Happy ‘Bout That” and “Stranger In My Own House” for Tower of Power’s Oakland Zone (Or Music, 2003), and the bonus track “Nothing Like It” for the European edition.