Marlon Spears
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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


The Marlon Spears CD Ridin' is a must have for your music collection.
The CD is filled with great songs like the title track Ridin'. The CD
also includes a cover of Mariah Carey's "Fly Like A Bird" and a cover of Major Harris and Luther Vandross' "Love Won't Let Me Wait." Marlon is a
truly gifted artist. - Darryl Johnson 98.7 Kiss FM


Discography

Ridin' - Marlon's cd debut was released March 30, 2007

The Purpose - featured on On Purpose debut cd to be released April 20, 2007.

From the Soul - featured on Amy Cooley's debut cd (released 2006). The song entitled, "If We Were Blind", was written in honor of and co-written by Marlon.

The Fire - featured on G-Soul's debut cd (released 2003). CD featured Marlon's original composition "You Never Promised."

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Bio

Imagine being born blind but never knowing that you have a disability. Well, this basically describes Marlon Spears.

Producer/composer/pianist, Marlon is a sight for sore eyes. Being blind since birth, Marlon is a testament to the fact that "being blind is a state of mind, not a physical hindrance."

Marlon has never allowed his disability to prevent him from doing anything he desires to do in life. At the age of 12, Marlon realized his passion for music and began playing the saxophone. After mastering the saxophone by the age of 16, Marlon found an interest in piano. Though he took professional piano lessons for one year, most of his piano skills are self taught.

Marlon graduated from Ramsey High School with honors. Marlon went on to graduate from Lawson State Community College with a 4.0 gpa, after which he majored in Music Technology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned a degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Marlon's passion for music goes far beyond just being a great musician. To him, music is a way of life. Marlon envisions the art of sound through his music, which can be heard in every composition.

Marlon has just completed his first solo project. The project, entitled "Ridin'", consists of eight original instrumental jazz compositions and two popular cover tunes that he has rearranged to add his own laid back, jazzy flavor. One of the original compositions on this album is entitled "Greatness", a tribute to Stevie Wonder, the main influence in Marlon pursuing a career in music.

Marlon has opened for great artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Deborah Cox, Clarence Carter, Michael McDonald, Foxy Brown, and various others.

Marlon has also played with the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble in New York, and has also had the opportunity to perform for the Honorable Judge Greg Mathis.