SPRING UP O WELL
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Marcus & Marketo (2 years as a duo, 5 years as co-leads of Adoration Worship Band)
Major Accomplishments: Acorn Theater Singer/Songwriter Competition Finalists | 2020 WorshipTheRock.com Songwriting Contest Finalists | Live EP Recording - Adoration Worship: Live in South Bend Volume 1
Living Room Sessions EP Release Date: May 2021
Sandra Thompson | Founding Executive Director, Acorn Theater
Ralph Lampkin | Lampkin Music Group | Public Relations Manager
Marcus and Marketo have been singing together for nearly six years after connecting through Craigslist. The only thing they seemed to have in common when they met was that they were both veterans, they both loved to sing, and they both had a great desire to use their gifts for God. Somehow when Marcus' powerful vocals blend with the clarity of Marketo’s voice, they make a sound that moves people from all walks of life. The duo has an eclectic writing style with Marketo’s gospel roots and classical training, and Marcus’s love of country and soul. This produces a sound that gives audiences an experience that is new and refreshing, but also feels nostalgic and familiar.
Marcus & Marketo lead worship not only at homeless shelters and churches, but also at venues such as the prestigious Acorn Theater, where Grammy Award winning songwriter Jim Peterik shouted, “Amazing!” from his seat. “...honestly I got goosebumps.”
The group of friends have released two music projects, “Adoration Worship: Live in South Bend, Vol. 1” and “Living Room Sessions: Worship EP.” They also release videos of original music and covers on their Facebook Page (facebook.com/adorationworship).
You can worship with them live every week at That Church Downtown (yes that’s the name) in South Bend, Indiana, where Marketo's husband, Gil preaches with passion and humor, and Marcus' wife, Dakota loves on all the babies in the nursery. Together, their two families have seven beautiful children.