Malcolm Marshall and the Star People
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Malcolm Marshall and the Star People

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If you’re tired of being force fed music by the powers that be, get ready for Malcolm Marshall and his new project Star People: a glimpse of pure, untainted music from the soul of a maverick.

The San Francisco native has become a master of the unorthodox, purposely adding a little humor and some eccentricity to his music to counterbalance the so-called “mainstream.” His new project, Star People has invaded Soul music to take the genre to a funkier level.

“I’ve been told that I try to be different for difference’s sake… that’s probably true,” says Marshall. “Today there’s phrases and little things you could say, which you know will work but my goal is not to use ‘em! My music represents the right to do something different than what’s on the radio.”

To best describe Marshall, he’s a dreamer, drifter and self-anointed long lost son of Bootsy Collins. Therefore, the love of music came at an early age in the dawn of the P-Funk era. His extensive vocal range allows him re-create his own version of Bootsy’s wobbly and frolicking voice to a Prince’s sensual and erotic flare.

Musically, Star People, is a menagerie of dusty jazz samples, 80’s synthesizer, heavy hip-hop beats, libido-driven limericks, and a dash of electronica. The producers include, Kyle Murdock, known for his production of the Washington, D.C. duo Crossrhodes, and Rafi Greenberg (Mack of Track), a Los Angeles based beat maker and guitarist.

The current line up consists of multi-instrumentalist Michael Williams (drums), Shark Marius (Bass) Raliegh Neal (keys) Paris King (guitar) and Erika D. Lawrence (vocals).


Marshall’s initial inspiration started with watching with Rosie Gaines, lead singer in his father’s band. He penned his first song in the 8th grade, which his teacher promptly confiscated. In high school, Malcolm formed several experimental bands and honed his beat-making skills. After studying music engineering at San Francisco State University, he began performing on the road, which included international stops in Paris and London.