Marcus Collins, at just 30 years old, has already achieved great heights in his singing and musical career after his journey started on TV’s highest rating talent show, The X Factor. Marcus became a firm favourite right from the beginning and his talent was nurtured by his mentor, Gary Barlow. Marcus proved himself adept at putting in startling musical performances, moving through different styles and genres of music with ease. However, it was his slick interpretation of Motown and soul classics that assured him a place in the final, where he got to sing his series showstopper ‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher’ as well as teaming up with Gary for a spectacular duet.
After finishing as runner up on The X Factor, Marcus was immediately snapped up to begin recording and released his top ten debut album which featured production by the London-based Metrophonic team, who had previously worked with Whitney Houston and Cher. The album included the critically acclaimed cover of The White Stripes hit ‘Seven Nation Army’ which also became his first top 10 single in the UK. Marcus is a born performer and his love of live stage work has seen him fulfill another ambition by appearing in the award-winning production of Hairspray and being in the Original west end cast and three time Olivier award winning musical Kinky Boots whose live cast recording was recently nominated for a Grammy.
His warmth and outstanding vocals continue to entertain his audience. The humble boy from Liverpool has never forgotten his roots and is now one of the city’s most beloved singing sons. Marcus has proved that with hard work, tremendous talent, and a little bit of help from Gary Barlow, he has been able to live his dream of pursuing a sustained and continued career in music and entertainment.
Marcus has recently completed a 7 month North America and Canada tour as lead male vocalist with A Capella vocal harmony group Gobsmacked! Followed by a workshop of Arun Blair-Mangats new LGBTQ Musical QU4RTER at The Other Palace, London. Marcus was excited to record with some big names over the summer 2018 and perform at the some of the biggest Pride events in the UK.
Marcus is thrilled to join the cast of HAIR on the 2019 UK Tour.
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