bassist / producer / arranger
ONE TRICK PONY
"He is great to work with, easy going, incredibly reliable and just always does a great job."
A big fan of soul, funk and R&B, Marcus has a broad taste in music, and is comfortable playing most styles including hip hop, rock, pop and jazz. He has a great ear and is also a strong sight-reader. Equally at home on stage, in the studio, or in the pit, Marcus is a versatile musician who can adapt to any situation.
Marcus has worked alongside artists including MC Neat, Kele Le Roc, Shola Ama, Sweet Female Attitude, Shelley Nelson, Jimmy James, Tom Odell, Romina Johnson, members of Two Door Cinema Club, Heatwave, Incognito and Groove Armada.
"As a musical director and keyboardist to various artistes past and present that spans a period of 20 years plus, it pleases me to have met and had the pleasure of working with a whole new generation of bass players making their mark on the scene currently such as Marcus Porter.
Whatever arena he is thrown in, he totally understands musically; almost like he was there first time around.
What a fantastic easy going guy too; no stress whatsoever to work with.
I certainly look forward to doing more with this great talent."
Kevin Sutherland - MD, Keyboardist, Director at Divinyl Music
THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA - SINCERE
Marcus is able to record high-quality bass tracks from his home studio, using professional recording equipment.
Contact Marcus to discuss rates!
Marcus offers one - to - one lessons from his home studio in Brighton, and also provides online lessons!
Drop him a line to arrange a lesson!
HOME FROM HOME
PURCHASE A COPY OF MARCUS'S ALBUM
'HOME FROM HOME' HERE
The Album is a mixture of solo instrumentals and collaborations with other artists, drawing influences from artists including City & Colour, Antoine Dufour and Bon Iver
howes3 - moving forward
"Really loving this sound, quality next gen jazz for the now generation."
- Tony Minvielle, JazzFM
"HOWES3 embody everything that's so exiting about the UK jazz scene at the moment."
- Somewhere Soul