A little about
The dirtiest rock n roll you've heard in years, pipin hot and fresh out of Atlanta! The Dreaded Marco stands as a reminder of what named the South dirty.
The band began as a brain child of Charlie Sheets and Dixie Duncan, long time friends and veterans of Atlanta's rock music scene. The two booked studio time with engineer/drummer Mike Froedge at Open Sky Studio in Atlanta and began working on songs together. Five weeks after the decision to form the band and make an EP, the boys stepped into the studio with riffs they really loved playing, melodies that just stuck out to them, and an open mind to how far they could go with their ideas. Raw rock n' roll, nothing but sonic attitude, hip shaking grooves meet head banging beats. The addition of Scott Williams on bass guitar brought another jazz groove and boogie influence into the Marco style. The listener truly hears the different influences of the members, ranging from the original American rock n roll that folks now call country (Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis, etc.) Motown, blues and jazz, classic rock to industrial, and modern rock. The sound or genre the band would be classified in was an afterthought for The Dreaded Marco, and that freedom birthed a truly original sound.
The Dreaded Marco: Dirty Rock n Roll
-Taken form ReverbNation
Charlie started singing in choirs at a young age and continued to do so throughout college. He started playing the guitar at eleven when he heard Weezer's "blue" album, specifically the song, "Holiday". He then began writing songs at fifteen and formed his first band. His band, Echovalve, won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2004, and toured both nationally and internationally. Charlie attributes a lot of his songwriting style to his chorale upbringing, and the wide variety of his musical taste.
At a young age Scott expressed an interest in music so his parents got him a guitar. He took some lessons and after starting to play upright bass at the age of 12 Scott made the switch to bass guitar. He was highly influenced by John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, James Jamerson, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, and Scott LaFaro. Scott is also an undergraduate student at the Georgia State School of Music studying Jazz Bass Performance.