Truly a man of significent
talent, Marlon Saunders has been
developing his natural skill from an early age. Born and raised in
Maryland, the classically trained singer/songwriter and producer was
naturally drawn to music. Getting his start writing jingles for Miiller
Lite Beer commericals, he formed the cutting edge jazz-soul
group Jazzhole and went on to
record several albums with them. Now embarknig on a solo career, Marlon
released his critically acclaimed solo debut 'Enter
my Mind' a musical journey into this maestro's exceptional
capabilities as a singer and songwriter. We recently caught up with
Marlon during his UK gig as the London Jazz Cafe and spoke
to him about his music and life as a jingles writer. (Invterviewed
by Angharad Williams)
TY: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to
do this interview. it's very much appreciated and your fans appreciates
Sir TY: Did you have a strict upbringing
growing up and were your parents supportive of your career choice?
Sir TY: Who were your influences, growing
Sir TY: Before making it you wrote jingles
for the Miller Lite Beer Company, what was your learning experience
like while you were there and is it different to songwriting?
Sir TY: You've worked with Martha
Walsh, Sting, Billy
Joel and Michael Jackson all music
icons in their respective fields, What was the work ethic like working
Sir TY: Can you talk about working with
the late Barry White on his 'Staying
Sir TY: Jazzhole
is the group you formed with producer Warren
Rosenstein, did the group have any ego clashing with you seeing
that you formed and headed the group?
Sir TY: What was touring with Bobby
McFarrin like for you was it your first tour experience?
Sir TY: What is your method for songwriting,
do you draw from real life or fantasy?
Sir TY: What do you think of today's
upcoming artists such as Donnie,
Musiq, Jill Scott, N'
Dambi and Erykah Badu and the
whole 'Neo Soul' movement?
Sir TY: Do you play any instruments?
Sir TY: Is there anyone in the industry
whom you'd like to work with and why?
Sir TY: Who's in your CD rack at the
present time who do you enjoy listening to?
Sir TY: To date, what's been your biggest
Sir TY: What advice can you give a youngster
aiming to take on the career of a singer?
Sir TY: Is there anything you'd like
to say to your fans?
Thank you and continued success in pursuing your career.
Marlon Suanders latest hit 'Inspiration'
Marlon Suanders 'Coolin'