Thursday 9 March 2017

Graham Marshall

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoorIt's fair to say we're fans of Graham Marshall here in the kennel, not only due to his infectious glass-gargling voice but also due to the tenacity of the man in what is for many, a long and difficult path to achieve anything close to recognition, never mind fame and fortune. 

His struggle has been long and it has been hard, however it has led to him releasing Mr Complicated, an album of meaningful songs that captivate and engage the listener, encouraging them to become part of his musical journey as every word in every track gives an insight to his past, present and future in this beguiling, introspective and retrospective gem.

No automatic alt text available.This is not just an album created by Graham Marshall, this album is his life set to music with contributions from Fernando Perdomo, Durga McBroom, The Rosannah Sisters, Jensen Forshaw & Linda Perhacs, this album follows no trends, instead it offers an eclectic mix signifying his non-conforming attitude towards music. From love, loss, survival & humour, this album offers a welcome diversion from the usual Singer/Songwriter trend. 

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Graham Marshall has featured directly in Ralph's life too as back in 2013 he donated his single Freedom Call to become part of the Ralph's Life CD of 40 tracks to raise awareness and funds for the Rethink Mental Illness charity.

Last year he travelled down from his home in Sunderland at his own expense to St Helens and took part in the Ralph's Life charity event for Musicians Against Homelessness and played a storming set in Zoo Bar.

Graham Marshall imageThe album is available now to download on itunes and Bandcamp and I'd highly recommend it for any serious music lover's collection. Needless to say Ralph will be giving a track from Mr Complicated a spin soon on the Radio KC Indie Show so make sure you tune in every Sunday from 5-7pm GMT on and hopefully we'll see Graham Marshall hitting the road soon and not just in his 40' ASDA delivery truck.

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