MARCUS MALONE AND THE MOTOR CITY HUSTLERS
Marcus Malone and Dan Smith go Retro 70's R&B style ala Sly Stone, James Brown etc
By now the knowing soul crowd should know at least a little bit about MARCUS MALONE & THE MOTOR CITY HUSTLERS – a new band marshalled by veterans, Marcus Malone and Dan Smith of the Noisettes. Detroit vocalist, Malone has an impressive CV. He’s previously worked with Mitch Rider’s ‘Detroit Wheels’, hung out with the MC5, and opened for Bog Seger and Iggy Pop. He’s released music on United Artists Records and Motown, producing an all-black original rock band for that label. Then, working the European festival scene, he became a member of London’s All Star Collective and his albums, ‘Stand Or Fall’ and a ‘A Better Man’ have won a plethora of blues awards. Smith had earlier worked with Malone on the albums, ‘Walking Shoes’ (2002) and ‘Blue Radio’ (2003) and as founder of the Noisettes, he’s enjoyed considerable pop success but it’s soul and blues that remain his first loves. Consequently when the duo recently reunited it was a no brainer for them to decide to make some real old school R&B and soul.