Marcus Hamblett is a musician and producer based in Brighton, UK. For the last five years, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett has earned his bread and butter as a session musician mostly touring internationally with folk/pop acts. However, debut solo album Concrete is an entirely different beast, combining free improvisation with collage in a way that hints at Faust, Tortoise and Six Organs of Admittance. Vintage analog synths and awkward guitar melodies intermingle with ghostly female vocals, betraying the influence of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai‘s 70’s horror theme music. The Quietus said the album "could be called post-rock if it didn't also sound pre-rock, or maybe as if rock had never happened and folk, modern jazz and the classical avant-garde had merged into a stream of hip, innovative music to soundtrack the changes and discontents of the second half of the twentieth century instead, and Joe Meek had dug John Cage." Hamblett is also a member of many other bands including Eyes & No Eyes and Sons of Noel and Adrian and has worked as a producer, arranger or instrumentalist with countless others including Fear of Men, Laura Marling, Landshapes, Rozi Plain, Bear’s Den, Peggy Sue, Willy Mason, Emma Gatrill, Rachael Dadd and Woodpecker Wooliams.
The live show normally sees Hamblett improvise on modular synth and/or guitar with drummer and frequent collaborator Thomas Heather. He has spent the last few years touring with the likes of Laura Marling and Willy Mason across Europe, Australia, North and South America and Asia including gigs at Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. He’s also been lucky enough to play with Broken Social Scene at Glastonbury, The Great Escape and on a UK tour, and with Can vocalist Damo Suzuki on several shows. He is primarily a guitarist and bass player, but his studio credits also include various brass instruments, synthesizers, drums, vibraphone, double bass and more.