Karisma Records have welcomed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer RHYS MARSH to their roster, and plan to release MARSH’s latest album “October After All” in early 2019.
MARSH, born in London, but now living in Trondheim, Norway, began his career in 2008, and, over the next five years released three studio albums, and one live album, under the name of RHYS MARSH AND THE AUTUMN GHOST, with a lineup that featured members of JAGA JAZZIST, ANEKDOTEN, WOBBLER, WHITE WILLOW, ÄNGLAGÅRD, HIGHASAKITE, EMMERHOFF & THE MELANCHOLY BABIES, FLASHBACK CARUSO AND THE DIVINE COMEDY.
In the spring of 2014, MARSH joined with Ketil Vestrum Einarsen and Mattias Olsson, and together the three musicians formed the KAUKASUS project which released the highly acclaimed debut album “I”. The spring of 2015 saw the release of “Midnight Twilight” by MARSH’s original London-based band MANDALA.
In the midst of all these projects and collaborations, MARSH found time to release his first solo endeavour in the Autumn of 2013. The five-song collection of covers was titled “Suspended In A Weightless Wind”, and included covers of NICK DRAKE’S ‘Things Behind The Sun’ and KING CRIMSON’S ‘Moonchild’.
This was followed by MARSH’s debut solo album “Sentiment” in the autumn of 2014. Written and recorded over a two-year period, “Sentiment” was to prove to be MARSH’s darkest and most progressive, and yet most accessible, work to date. Its follow up, “The Black Sun Shining”, was a 42-minute song-cycle, written and recorded in only seven days.
Since then, MARSH has been working on his next album, “October After All”, which Karisma Records will release on a date as yet to be decided. Once again MARSH is handling most of the instrumental duties, but the album will also feature contributions from Arve Henriksen on trumpet and Kåre Kolve on saxophone, as well as a choir which includes the talents of Rohey, Silje Leirvik, Anders Bjermeland and Tim Bowness.
More information about RHYS MARSH can be found at http://rhysMARSH.com/
A video for the track “Wondering Stars” from RHYS MARSH’s sophomore full-length album “Black Sun Shining” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/NuTeWy6jN38