Marcus King Band

By Josh Brick / October 16, 2019

The Marcus King Band (MKB) formed in 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina, when Marcus King was just 17 years old. In 2015, the band released their debut album, Soul InsightThis band has a signature sound and delivers an authentic southern-fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock n’ roll that is both so powerful and so distinctive.

Marcus King Band - Established in 2013 T-Shirt

King started performing at an early age and exudes rock and roll charisma. He is immediately recognize as he and the band take the stage, by silhouette alone, with his signature hat and bright red Gibson hollow-body guitar.

MKB is composed of: Marcus King on guitar; Jack Ryan on drums; Stephen Campbell on bass; Justin Johnson on trumpet & tromboe; Dean Mitchell on saxiphone; and Simon Thomas George on keys.

The Marcus King Band is no stranger to the DMV having first performed in the now-shuttered Villian & Saint on June 1, 2016. When Villain & Saint owner discussed closing the venue, he was especially sentimental about the Marcus King Band playing four times there (Reference). Since then, the band performed at almost every stage in the region, including The 8x10, The Hamilton, 9:30 Club, Baltimore Soundstage, and The Anthem. For all these performances and the festivals in the DMV we are eternally grateful.

This band still continues to tour constantly and performs at summer music festivals.DCMR considers them a "must-see" act. We are sure that once you see this band perform live, you will be coming back for more of this soulful southern-fried blues rock and roll fusion.




Marcus King Band
Marcus King Band - Soul Insight (2015)

Soul Insight (2015)

Marcus King Band - The Marcus King Band (2016)

The Marcus King Band (2016)

The Marcus King Band - Due North (EP) (2017)

Due North EP (2017)

Marcus King Band - Carolina Confessions (018)

Carolina Confessions (2018)

Marcus King Solo
Marcus King - El Dorado (2020)

El Dorado - January 17, 2020

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About the author

Josh Brick

Josh Brick is amongst the most prolific photographers in the Washington, DC area. On any given night Josh can be found literally at any venue in and around the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia landscape.