Thank you all for the enormous response to Monday’s post! It was shared all over Facebook and had around 2,000 views. I really appreciate all your kind words about our self-control and respect for Rob. We tried as hard as we could to be good RobH00rs in public! But I really want to make sure that Marcus gets his due, so, enough about that.
I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Marcus Foster at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles both on Friday and Saturday. I had never seen him live but I just really love his musical style. At this point, he is my favorite of the Britpack. (not including Rob of course, he’s always number one) I’ll let you know in a few weeks if that remains that way. (Yes, more Britpack lovin’ for me!) Marcus really reminds me the most of Rob. He has that gravelly, bluesy kind of feel to his voice. And he is very passionate about his music!
Marcus’ original music was mostly acoustic and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved the new stuff on electric guitar with a band. There was no band on tour with him, just a keyboard player named Jack (get away driver on Sat). Friday night’s show had a little mess up on a new song. But on Saturday it was perfect! You wouldn’t even have known if he hadn’t brought attention to it.
Marcus is so passionate on stage, he is fun to watch. He has this little scream thing he does. And the more you clap and scream, the more he will do it. He certainly enjoys himself up there! He wasn’t as talkative as Lee or Bobby. And I do admit I love hearing live Word Vomit. So that was a tad disappointing, but there is a chance for more of that next time.
I also was very lucky to have the opportunity to chat a bit with Marcus, Jack and Sam Bradley each individually. I have mentioned before my friend’s private show at Lake Arrowhead, and with that just around the corner she had some business to discuss with them. So me being the supportive friend that I am, was there talking a bit as well. These boys are too funny when it comes to business! They are really just go with the flow kind of guys. I’m surprised they can get this whole tour together. Even the manager seemed a bit flaky. Maybe it’s the European thing, maybe it’s that they are young guys. Who knows? But they certainly are entertaining to talk to! Sam has a great memory and is so easy to carry on a conversation with. Jack seems pretty together but light-hearted as well. I didn’t talk much with Marcus as he was getting ready for his gig. But he was super sweet. After the show we spoke with another friend of theirs, Dustin. Or the greaseball as Rita called him! LOL. Now that guy, is one you want to have around when you party! But he seems like a good friend to them. All in all it was a great weekend with a nice little surprise on Saturday! And here’s a little snippet of what you missed at the Hotel Cafe. (I missed it too because I was busy listening to my rapidly beating heart and trying to look casual)
Be sure to check out Marcus’ music and swag on his website!
And I am super excited to announce that this Friday I will be seeing another mate of theirs, Johnny Flynn. I believe tickets are still available online at the Hotel Cafe. Also, the epic Lake Arrowhead show is this Sunday as well with Marcus, Sam and Lee. And there might be a ticket or two left! And then I will have seen all Britpack Boys live in concert! But of course, still waiting on Rob’s! 😉
Because all of these shows are around the same time, here’s how the tentative Blog schedule will go.
Lake Arrowhead Show- post on Wed. April 4th
Johnny Flynn- post on Wed. April 11th
Can’t wait to fill you in on all of these great shows! Hopefully I will survive the weekend!
So what do you guys think of Marcus? Anybody going to see them on this tour? What are your favorite Marcus songs? Let us know so we can discuss away in the comments 🙂
And a big heartfelt thank you to Amandac3 and Maggie for sharing their pics!!