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The abundance of natural soul is undeniable." Bill Friskics-Warren, The Washington Post

"Steve Marshall's excitingly layered, infectious music remains a sensory pleasure."  Donald Hutera, The Times


"Voices like his deserve the respect, because the music is so uplifting and full of the whole range of ingredients.”  Dr. Bob Jones, Blues & Soul Magazine embodies the music creation of singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Steve Marshall. On this site you can review products, stream music, download and connect by social media and email.Everything is available for sync licensing. Successful placements include Supreme Clothing NYC, Absinthe Films and Grand Theft Auto V.

Notably, Steve has produced three classic albums with Jamaican legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. Two of these ('The End Of An American Dream' and 'Revelation') received Grammy nominations. The other one, 'Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered' contains Scratch's most streamed track of all time, 'Having A Party' with more than 15 million plays on Spotify. Working with Lee led to projects with Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Godfather of Funk, George Clinton, including mixing Keith Richards' cover of Gregory Isaacs' 'Love Overdue', and producing a vinyl EP called 'Scratch'd' for Keith's own label, Mindless Records. The 'Revelation' sessions also produced a film entitled 'The Revelation of Lee "Scratch" Perry' and the iconic 'Money Come Money Go' which features on Blue Ark Radio in Grand Theft Auto V.

As co-founder of seminal East London arts and music project, Pyramid Arts Development in the 1980s, Steve performed, recorded and wrote with artists from around the world, including US drummer Clifford Jarvis (Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon etc), guitarist Alan Weekes (Art Blakey, Aswad, Janet Kay etc), drummer Kenrick Rowe (The Specials, P.J. Harvey, The Jazz Warriors etc), Jamaican saxophonist Michael 'Bammi' Rose (Paul Simon, Jools Holland, Cymande etc), and Nigerian master drummers Sonny Akpan (The Funkys, Eddie Grant etc) and Jimmy Scott (The Beatles, Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames etc).

Out of Pyramid, he set up State of Emergency with Deborah Baddoo, which marked the beginning of a long association with dance-theatre. His score for 'Desert Crossings' achieved critical acclaim, and the show toured in South Africa, Canada, Germany and the UK. He also composed and directed music for 'Love And Sex', 'Choices And Consequences', 'Where Is Home?', 'Coleridge Unbound' and most recently an interpretation of Guardian Prize winner Alex Wheatle's novel, 'Cane Warriors'.

Recent visits to Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Johannesburg have helped to build his reputation as an original artist.


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