Recording and Touring Artist
Marcus Plays the Sk-1
“When it comes to the sound of an Organ NO other brand can produce the sound or quality of Hammond. It’s simply a BEAST!!” – Marcus Malone
Memphis native, Marcus Malone (born January 7, 1986) raised in Collierville Tennessee, has been exercising his musical, entrepreneurial, and innovational skills since a very early age. At the age of 5 he started off playing drums for his home church St. Mark, later at the age of 12, Marcus started playing organ and piano which launched his professional music career. He is currently the Organist at Mississippi Blvd Christian Church in Memphis Tennessee, Musical Director for Pastor Darrel Petties & S.I.P, His prestigious talents have taken him coast to coast, performing with world renown recording artist such Donnie McClurkin, VaShawn Mitchell, Tamela Mann , Kurt Carr, Dorinda Clark-Cole , Hezekiah Walker, Lee Williams & Le’Andria Johnson just to name a few. Marcus has been afforded one of his dream opportunities as he is the youngest keyboardist to play for funk group Cameo. He will be begin touring in August with noted R& B singers such as Teddy Riley, Blackstreet, Dave Hollister, and SWV. During this tour he will be playing his beloved Hammond SK-1. Marcus produced his first album in 2010 with Darrel Petties & S.I.P; which includes the hot single “New Season” composed by Marcus himself. He has appeared on BET Bobby Jones Gospel, all the local Memphis news stations, and on the current mayor’s weekly talk back show “The AC Wharton Show”. Marcus has been all around the world sharing his gift of music now he feels it’s time to give back to community. June 2012, he started Total Experience School of Music teaching piano, organ and drum lessons.
Marcus Goal is to have several schools in the U.S and even overseas hiring musicians to teach every instrument. Marcus is motivated knowing “The Sky is not the Limit” to his career; and living by Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.