In all honesty, I was recommended to listen to this guy only a few hours ago and am still riding the high of “new discovery thrill” but I’m thinking this feeling might last!
If I wouldn’t have known better (or couldn’t trust Wikipedia) I would have guessed Marlon Williams had chosen his artist name to accompany his love (and talent) for the music of mr Brando’s era. As it turns out, Marlon Williams was given his name at birth and simply lived up to it.
Do you dig Johnny Cash? Roy Orbison? Elvis? Brian Ferry? And perhaps more contemporary: George Ezra? You dig Marlon Williams!!
Having watched a couple of his official YouTube videos and his NPR Tiny Desk Concert, I think I can comfortably say he is as good as live, if not better, than he is in studio recordings.
Soooo, are you ready to be blown away? Here is the previously mentioned Tiny Desk Concert:
As I am currently quite speechless, let me quote a comment I read on one of his other live performances on YouTube, that put it quite well:
Whenever he does “When I was a young girl” there is a next level silence coming from the crowd. It’s quite surreal. Not many people can do that.
His most recent song is called Party Boy and has a heavy “Wicked Games” vibe going on (which I like):
The song that currently has the highest view count, dates back to 2015. The song itself is interesting enough but the video is quite confusing. If anyone cares to explain it to me, please do.
All you need to know now, is when and where you need to show up to see him perform at RF18:
Friday 6th of July, 13:00 @ Avalon stage
See you there!