bassist / producer / arranger
"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 Jaz Ellington (The Voice), Pete Ray Biggin (PBUG, Level 42), Oli Howe, The House & Garage Orchestra (featuring MC Neat, Kele Leroc, Shola Ama & Sweet Female Attitude), Kevin Sutherland (Lemar, Liberty), Noble Jacks, KEELS, Decosta Boyce and Soulpersona
"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
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