One of the most legendary names in 80s R&B and Reggae music is making a rare appearance in Manchester! Marshayne (formerly Wayne Marshall) will perform at the new Food & Groove Festival this summer.
Marshayne is a man of many musical talents. He has written songs and worked and performed globally with, and alongside, many legendary artists & Icons, such as The Jones Girls, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Owen Grey, R-Kelly, Beverly Knight, Black Street, Omar, Caron Wheeler, Gwen McRae, Jodeci, Busta Rhymes, Beenie Man & The Emotions, to name just a few.
Wayne’s love for music was apparent from an early age. He spent most days in the school’s practise room, playing around with electronic synthesizers and drum machines to create new sounds. He later formed a band with some friends and started writing his own music. It was only a matter of time before Wayne Marshall’s name was being mentioned in the same breath as some of the biggest names in music.
In the early 80s, Wayne was introduced to Keith Swan of the popular Jah Tubbys sound system. Their shared love for music and culture brought them together as they began writing songs that would be recorded later, with nothing more than a drum machine or live bass guitar at times! Wayne’s introduction into this world came through electronic drums, which were not usually used in roots recordings, yet proved invaluable when producing these hits. He played them because it gave him a unique perspective he hadn’t had before – one rooted deeply with tradition, but also modernity–the perfect balance between old school rhythms while still keeping up-to-date with new trends.
It wasn’t until Wayne Marshall first performed at the London West End’s Dominion Theatre, and received a standing ovation that he then signed with Independent Record label Soul Town Records to produce hit songs that would be popular worldwide! With expertise in producing top 40 National Charts singles like “G-Spot” (No 1), this talented artist occupied both No 2 and 3 spots on Billboard’s urban list for over 10 weeks straight–winning many awards along the way.
2022 sees Marshayne release his new debut single “I Kneel For You”, as well as launch the re-brand of his new name Marshayne, under the successful campaign “Break The Record And Eat It”, with the support of LOC Emg. The single is currently available on all digital platforms.
This year, Manchester audiences can enjoy this powerful vocalist’s live performance. His music infused with the soul of Reggae, coupled with elements of R&B, Pop and Dancehall, Marshayne has a truly international sound loved by fans all over the world. His live performances are always something special, and this will be a show not to be missed!
The Food and Groove Festival celebrates all types of food and music, with a focus on British and international cuisine and culture.