MP3 Marlin - Believe
Marlin delivers powerful and heartfelt vocals that epitomizes the essence of the motown sound. The album is a soulful compilation of R&B, Soul, and Jazz that encompasses an old school vibe and modern flavor.
8 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Soul, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
Anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a live performance by Marlin usually describes it as powerful, emotional, inspiring and always walk away wanting more. Marlin''s Debut CD: "Believe" is a masterpiece that infuses R&B, Soul, and Jazz in one offering.
This talented Detroit, Michigan native began her musical journey at an early age singing and directing choirs in the metro Detroit area.
While attending the renowned Cass Technical High School Marlin was featured on WGPR''s television show "Teen Profile". Her vocal talents were noticed by Motown Legend Sylvia Moy which resulted in the opportunity to showcase her talents on various Detroit television and radio programs.
In 1988 Marlin won the David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick Vocal Music College Scholarship and entered Florida A& M University. While at FAMU she performed at various Florida venues as well as traveling with the FAMU Connection Performance Troupe.
In 1991 Marlin shared her demo with Rickey Minor, former Musical Director for Whitney Houston who immediately recognized her talent and influenced her to pursue her dream. Marlin moved to Los Angeles and immediately upon entering the University of Southern California established a partnership with then aspiring Recording Artist Montell Jordan to form the USC Gospel Choir. With Jordan as her accompanist Marlin won a citywide talent competition. While in L.A. Marlin had the opportunity to work with James and Debbie Ingram - whom she credits for mentoring her.
In the early 90''s Marlin was selected to showcase her vocal talent at the legendary "Jack the Rapper" Convention. In 1992 Marlin rendered lead vocals on Sound of Gospel Recording artist Michael Mindingall''s project entitled "He''s Alive." Due to Marlin''s exceptional vocal talent she was selected to join the cast of "A Good Man is Hard to Find".
Marlin is not only recognized for talent on a national level she has also garnered international recognition. In 2002 she performed in Zurich, Switzerland with International Techno Recording Artist Robert Hood of M-Plant Records. Her performance received an overwhelming response and the single "Greatest Dancer" was released with outstanding reviews.
In January 2004 Marlin was the featured performer at "Sound Stage" in Collingwood, Ontario, sponsored by Detroit''s Digital Voice. Marlin''s performance featured music from her debut CD "Believe".