After growing up in Notting Hill (West London) in a music family, it was easy for MaRRius to imagine becoming a musician. Add in a double dose of family culture (an American mother and a French father) and MaRRius had full access to the latest artistic musical trends since his childhood, the soundtrack was a wide mix of rock, indie, soul, hip-hop, punk, alternative, R&B, pop, etc. Starting on piano, converting to guitar and eventually writing his own songs, he has been constantly experimenting with different genres and production styles to help him create a sound that represents him the most. MaRRius found him his first musical passions from bands that represent his generation, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Kills, The Wombats… Muse, specifically Matt Bellamy’s guitar skills and stage presence. Then suddenly, an adopted “unknown West Londoner” called Jimi Hendrix helps him dive into an era of timeless songs. An upgraded 2.0 musician starts to dig deep into the territories of blues, 60s and 70s rock, classic soul and starts to listen obsessively from Led Zeppelin, from Stevie Wonder, from Marvin Gaye, from Otis Redding to Stevie Ray Vaughan. The youngster then perfects his education with Frank Ocean, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Anderson Paak, who teach him how to marry fresh electronics with his song writing.
Living in West London, one of the world capitals of “edgy trendy music”, and the place where The Clash and Exodus from Bob Marley are legend, allows him to meet people from his generation challenging themselves to create innovative music. In 2016, while recording new material in London and mixing in Spain, MaRRius performed live at Scala in London supporting Alt-J, and at the iconic Transmusicales festival in Rennes.
Considering himself mature enough to be up for the challenge, but also staying brand new and fresh to the eyes of the public, MaRRius is ready to let his songs breath through the venues of Portobello and beyond, lets his songs travel throughout a cocktail of genres and offers a deep understanding of his musical culture, rare for such a young artist.