Joe Manual and Abe Manual have Toured and recorded with Artists such as: Merle Haggard and Lee Anne Womack. But raised far from these influences, Marcus grew up on a small farm just north of Cameron Parish, in a rural community of Carlyss. From a young age Marcus would often sing and play songs on his plastic "pumpkin" guitar. In a set of unfortunate circumstances, Marcus was separated from all his family but his mother, and had met for the first time, his biological Family.
It was at this time, he had formed his initial musical influences. Family unrest, and disputes, and ultimately a homicide attempt on Marcus, His mother, and step-father, got in the way of his relationships with both sides of his family. Instead of the upbeat, celebratory sounds of the music that his relatives were inspired by, Marcus found more interest in music that had deep meaning and introspective subtext. Marcus Moved to Nashville in October of 2000, and pursued a short music career there, Ending in a Job working as a stage manager for bands like Ricochet, Lonestar, and Rascall Flatts for a short time.
Reunited with his long-lost brother, Travis Magee and Marcus moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a very brief period of 4 months. Then deciding to pursue a new career in music with their friend Jeremy Sullivan in Los Angeles, California. Marcus and Travis lived and worked in West Hollywood, in poverty conditions, for about 3 years, culminating in an eventual management deal with Warren Entner Management Group, followed by a large scale production demo reel, and a growing number of parties investing in the group called "Crush". Fatigued and "burnt out" from the tolls of being in a Hollywood Pop band. Travis and Marcus simply stopped going into the studio for the record.
Shortly after this, Marcus returned to Louisiana, worked for a Cumulus Radio Station as a Producer for a popular local talk radio show for 1 year. Marcus says he has a problem defining what he does, that his influences come from so many places now, that he is torn from every direction. But the music speaks for itself, Marcus is a composer, he has written everything from short classical pieces like "Mescaline", to Electronic Anthem Pieces like "Hollywood Meltdown", and all shades of traditional and experimental Rock, Blues, Pop, and Jazz in between. Composers like Marcus are highly overlooked in todays music market due to the necessary "Labeling" of artists, His life has been truly amazing and he has not yet reached his apex, with the experience his young, determined life has provided him, It will be no short wonder that his work shall be every bit precocious as the cards he had been dealt made him to be.
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