One of our favorite blues artists MARCUS MALONE — the Best Male Vocalist of 2018 [UK Blues Awards winner] — has announced he’s joining forces again with the legendary British blues singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist INNES SIBUN, who took part in Robert Plant’s backing band in the mid 1990s and has worked alongside such greats as Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, Steve Cropper, Al Kooper, Taj Mahal, and Peter Green. They plan release an album titled “Come Together” due January 31st, 2020 via Redline Music and produced by Malone & Sibun.
The project MALONE SIBUN came about from a chance meeting at a show which uncovered a surprising amount of musical common ground. Both musicians had just enjoyed the busiest 12 months of their careers and it was time to appraise the next chapter.
Innes Sibun explains, “When the chance comes along to play with a great musician who is travelling down the same musical road as you, then you jump at it. Listening to Marcus Malone, I hear echoes of two of my favorite singers, Paul Rodgers, Otis Redding and early David Coverdale, but above all its Marcus’s own unmistakable style and delivery.”
“To say we are moving in the same direction musically is an understatement,” adds Marcus Malone. “Not only does Innes have shades of my favorite guitar players, Jimmy Page, Hendrix and Paul Kossoff, but he also has the soulful approach and the dynamics of B.B. King and Albert King. Put all those influences together and you get the unique style of Innes Sibun.”
Come Together will be available on CD, vinyl, digitally via iTunes and on Spotify