"He will have a career in music because of that beautiful, breathy voice" -
Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
“What an incredible voice, and a nice chap too!” -
Matt Cardle (X Factor Winner)
Marley Blandford is a singer-songwriter & guitarist/pianist from Portsmouth, binding together a blend of pop, soul and folk for his unique sound.
Since 2014, Marley has received BBC Radio 2 airplay on his single "Feel The Rain" which features a brass section written with Martyn Ford (The Beatles, Bob Marley, Phil Collins), as well as live performance slots on the BBC Introducing Live Lounge, BBC Radio London, Wave 105, Capital & Heart to name a few.
His follow up single "Counting Stars" hit number 1 on nationwide radio station Orla FM in Poland in 2015 as voted by listeners, sitting in the top position for 3 weeks above the likes of Katy Perry & Ed Sheeran.
Marley made his TV debut on BBC One in 2015, performing live to over 4 million viewers across the UK. This led to invites to open shows for Christina Perri and Lawson, playing to thousands of people across the year, including a sold out show at KOKO in Camden to 2,000 people. Marley’s latest release “A Shooting Star Ain’t A Sign Of Love” is an accomplished mix of his skilled songwriting abilities with songs ranging from country pop to soul ballads.
It earned him prime slots at festivals such as Victorious Festival & Bestival, later winning Best Unsigned Act at Victorious Festival 2016 & Best Solo Artist 2016 at WOW24/7 Awards.
After opening shows for Lucy Spraggan, Janet Devlin, Matt Cardle & Luke Friend across the UK in the last 12 months, Marley is set for a strong late 2019 after completing a UK tour in May with Danny Gruff, selling out 4 out of 5 dates and also joining The Dunwells and Sam Bailey on southern dates of their tours.