Ballynahinch, County Down
Conor Marcus created his first song when he was nine years old.
But he wasn’t sure of his writing ability until he came up with ‘That Girl I Met’, when he was 12.
A year later, he performed the song at his blind audition on ITV’s The Voice Kids UK
and it helped him reach the semi finals, mentored by Danny Jones from McFly.
Having previously won Northern Ireland’s ‘Cool FM / Forestside Young Singer/Songwriter of The Year”,
Conor released his first EP in March 2019, and has had plays on many stations including BBC, as part of BBC Introducing.
Conor is an accomplished busker. The discerning shoppers of Dublin and Belfast have rated him, as have the busking community.
This teenager enjoys an audience and looks to artists like Ed Sheeran and Foy Vance as models of popular credible strummers.
Conor is largely self-taught. “There are no rules at all,” he laughs.
“Whether it’s good or bad, you won’t know till the end. Just do what you do and if it turns out good, it turns out good.”
Conor is the youngest participant on the prestigious Oh Yeah Music Centre’s development programme “Scratch My Progress”
https://www.ohyeahbelfast.com/2018/scratchmyprogress/ supported by PRS and The Musician’s Union.
He chose ‘Looking Down On Me’ to release as his first single, with lyrics inspired by the death of a friend’s father.
The song is both poignant and catchy. Conor puts a lot of faith into lyrics and emotions that have a common touch.
“I like songs that people can relate to, things that people have experienced.”
Conor has experienced a great deal in his 14 years and is only beginning to blossom and thrive.