Day 10! Two digits already! Time seems to fly by this month!
Maybe it's because of my over-excitement... who knows?!
Let's carry on with the Birthday Countdown!
What is the Birthday Countdown though? Throughout the entire month of February, one artist/one band a day is going to wish house in the sand a happy birthday and then perform a song exclusively for us.
Today Marcus Valance is here to celebrate with us.
Marcus Valance is a singer/songwriter based in West London, UK. His style could be described as acoustic/folk-pop with the constant presence of the singer/songwriter elements.
He got into music at the early age of five when he started playing the piano.
A few years later he now also plays the guitar and has released a self funded EP called "Life In A Paper Cup".
His EP was mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice, co-producer to the four Grammy award winner Sam Smith.
Marcus' songs win you over with beautifully arranged instrumentals, honest and story telling lyrics and, of course, his incredible, husky yet soft voice.
Now, why don't you let Marcus convince you himself? As a part of our birthday party he performed his song "Empty Pages", enjoy!
Many thanks to Nessi from carpe carmina for introducing me to Marcus' music. And of course, many thanks to Marcus for taking time to film a video and for supporting the countdown.
Please go ahead and share this performance with your friends by using the hashtag #HITSBC15.
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Marcus Valance | Video performance & camera: Marcus Valance | Video intro: Vanessa Jertschewske