Black TearLadies and Gentlemen, Mr. Marcus Reeves…allow me to explain. A press release arrived in my inbox, as they often do, and as I prepared to be unimpressed by over-the-top hype, a strange photo on the right side of my computer screen jumped out at me. I always talk about originality and the need to “stand on your own” as an independent artist, and London-based glam rock/pop artist Marcus Reeves is definitely unafraid to do so. From the first visual impression to hearing his impressively versatile music, Mr. Reeves comes across as a true professional.

At the moment, he’s launched a Wefund campaign to take care of costs for his upcoming debut album. The accompanying video should serve as a perfect example to independent musicians as to how to come across well to your fan-base and potential contributors, coming across as both humble and charismatic.

Read the news release below for full details and support the Wefund campaign here:

London, December 2012 – Fresh from the release of his debut single ‘Black Tears’ in November, London-based rock singer Marcus Reeves has appealed to fans and followers to help fund his debut album and choose his next single release. Five-star ratings for ‘Black Tears’ With positive reviews from online press and five-star average buyer ratings on iTunes for ‘Black Tears’, Marcus is looking forward to releasing his second single in late February.

He says: “I’ve got two strong songs lined up – ‘Mistaken Identity’, which is a sleazy rock number – and ‘Radio Head’, which is more of a guitar-driven pop song. Indecisive creature that I am, I can’t decide which to put out next, but listeners can vote for the song they prefer by commenting on the tracks on SoundCloud. They can also play a vital role in the completion of my album by donating towards it on WeFund.”

Reeves’ concept album ‘Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre’, consisting of 13 original songs, is slated for an independent release in August – as long as Marcus can raise £3,000 towards further studio time and CD production costs. Marcus has even raided his own personal archive to find rewards for WeFund sponsors, including signed sheet music, props and promotional items from his stage shows and even hand made masks of his own face.

His introductory video on YouTube features a previously unheard mix of one of the album’s tracks – ‘Gone’ – and Reeves plans to offer further exclusives to WeFund sponsors until the funding deadline on 1 March. Teasers of six completed songs from the album can be heard now on Marcus Reeves’ website, including his signature song ‘Mad Bad World’, which is available as a free download to fans who sign up to his mailing list.


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