Marc Von Em with special guest Robert C . Fullerton
Marc Von Em is a soulfully energized singer/songwriter whose sound flows easily between folk, blues & funk. Driven by his fluid acoustic guitar playing, rich powerful voice, and comfortable stage presence, Marc’s live shows never fail to excite audiences.
Marc began his solo career in 1999 when he self produced and released his first solo CD “Von Em”. He has since released 3 more recordings, the most recent entitled “CRASH BOOM POW”. Marc’s belief is that an artist not be limited to one genre, and his collection of original songs are a testament to that, running the gamut from solo acoustic finger-picking to full band funk.
Along with his independent music, Von Em also performs as a back up vocalist and guitarist for Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) finishing his third world tour with Rob at the end of 2016. Marc is signed to Pure Pop Music, a music publishing company representing writers in various genres of popular music. Since joining Pure Pop, Marc has been spending time in Nashville writing songs with some of Music Cities best writers. He is also represented by VAMNation Entertainment Management as a vocalist on high-profile globally broadcast commercials, and also works with HAUS Music NYC, collaborating wish musicians, composers, producers, bands & publishing scoring soundtracks for movie and commercial use.
Constantly inspired, Marc continues to hone his brand of original music and his live shows always have something new to offer. He s a one man band of sorts, able to create an impressive array of music with just his voice and one faithful guitar. His chops are wide-ranging from delicate finger picking to raw, rambunctious strumming. Marc’s guitar serves as more than one instrument as he uses it to create percussive beats and atmospheric sounds. His dynamic voice can go from smooth & soaring to smoky scatting. Marc’s harmonica playing is equally impressive, and he sometimes uses it to accompany his blues influenced original songs. His soulful live performances showcase his original music, influenced by folk, funk and blues, with a few choice cover songs woven in. As one reviewer wrote: “If you haven’t seen Marc Von Em perform live you’re only cheating yourself.
Robert C Fullerton grew up in a home where the radio was on more than the television. With a mother who listened Elvis and the Beatles, and played piano in a little country church, music was all around him. Teaching himself to play guitar at the age of 12, was just the beginning of a journey that would lead him through many musical styles and expressions: church musician, high school choral director, adjudicator, folk musician, jazz musician, rock cover band musician…
Now, however, he has spent the past several years focusing on one thing: writing and performing his own songs. “In the past, I’ve helped other people with their songs, arranged choral pieces, written instrumental pieces, but lyrics never came easily. So, I seldom ever tried… until six or seven years ago. Now, I find myself surrounded by words, phrases, images and… songs!”
Drawing lyrical inspiration from everyday settings, and musically from all of his past expressions, gives him a somewhat unique sound. You might call it “Americana”, call it “jazzy folk”, or (to use Robert’s term) “acoustic soul”. Several of his songs are featured in Elmwood Productions’ series, “The Risely Brothers”. Robert is soon to release his third studio album, “You Weren’t There”.
Enjoy a moderately priced dinner catered by Bruno’s Restaurant before the show. Choices include: Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Francese, Pizza, Coffee, Tea, Hot Mulled Cider, Water, and Homemade Desserts
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