Music: Marcus Alan Ward

It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists.

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Marcus Alan Ward

It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists. References to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, N.E.R.D., D’Angelo and Timbaland are strewn throughout Ward’s press kit like raw diamonds crowding a jeweler’s worktable, and every one of them is well earned and completely deserved.

As evidenced by the artists he’s yard-sticked against, Ward works in a wide variety of styles and directions, incorporating elements of Jazz, Electronica, Synth Pop, R&B, Psychedelia, Hip Hop, Soul and Rock into a sonic concoction he identifies as Progressive Pop. Read more about the artist in this week's Sound Advice.


See Marcus Alan Ward with Culture Queer Saturday at MOTR Pub. More info/tickets: motrpub.com .



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