Marcus Nand, born in Merseyside and currently living in Los Angeles is set to release a full length album ‘Time and Tide Wait For No Man’ featuring lead single of the same name early next year. Marcus Nand is widely known for his work as a guitarist, which has seen him feature in a host of bands from heavy metal band Freak of Nature to Spanish gypsy rock outfit Ziroq featuring Carmine Rojas who recorded extensively with David Bowie and Joe Bonamassa and saw the group reach number #11 in the Billboard Tropical/Salsa chart.
The new album is a unique blend of rock, pop and flamenco styles with nods to Elbow and The Dave Matthews band. Marcus’ gravelly tones are frequently compared to the likes of Seal and Peter Gabriel with a sensibility reminiscent of Patrick Monohan. The songs on the album are written in a radio friendly format with Marcus throwing in world music elements to elevate the release to a unique platform.
‘Time and Tide Wait For No Man’ is the perfect introduction to the sound of Marcus Nand. A delineation of his musical interests and an amalgamation of his previous work, the album is an exploration on the subjectivity of popular culture and the need for people to be motivated to create artistry through intellectual stimulation and self expression. The single of the same name builds on this idea but takes a more personal twist becoming an objective observation about an aspect of life. ‘Time and Tide Wait For No Man’ essentially focuses on the self belief and self sufficiency required to get things completed in all aspects of life. Musically, the album as a whole is the first instance that Marcus has combined all aspects of his musical influences from rock and pop to flamenco and Arabic styles.
Marcus Nand’s prolific nature as a songwriter has seen him work with household names such as Rod Stewart, Rami Jaffee and Mike Inez. Marcus appeared on Rod Stewart’s latest album ‘Another Country’ and Stewart continues to be a key supporter of his work, frequently attending shows with the likes of Jimi Page and the recently deceased Chris Squire in tow. Marcus is essentially a musician’s musician and as a session musician he interacts with the world’s greatest instrumentalists on a daily basis.
With strong support behind him and a stunning album release in front of him, Marcus Nand is destined to cement himself amongst the great and good in popular music.
‘Time and Tide Wait For No Man’ is out January 22nd
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