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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Brian Marshall (Creed/Alter Bridge)

Name: Brian Aubrey Marshall
Born: 24th April, 1973 (Jackson, Mississippi, USA)

Profile: He is an American bass player, for the bands "Creed" and "Alter Bridge". He originally played a 4 string Fender Jazz bass but he has switched to a custom made 5 string Sadowsky electric bass, which he has used exclusively since the release of "Alter Bridge's" first album. He is known for his distinctive deep, harmonizing sound as heard especially on more recent songs he has been involved with.

History: Marshall started out his music career by playing his father's drums. He states that after scratching his father's drum set a few times, that his dad decided it was time to get him a bass guitar. As a young bassist, he had joined many kind of bands, such as "Maddox Creed", to name a few.

After being recruited into the band as a full-fledged member by Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti, Marshall came up with the name "Creed", which the band had previously been known as "Naked Toddler". He was with "Creed" until late 2000, however, Marshall has since rejoined the band for their 2009 reunion, and appeared on Creed's 2009 'Full Circle' album. He performed with the band for the first time in 10 years.

After leaving "Creed" in 2000, Marshall played for the band "Head Heavy" and another one called "Grand Luxx". In 2004, he was asked to join "Alter Bridge" by Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips personally, since the both of them enjoyed Marshall's playing. The band also consists of new vocalist Myles Kennedy (The Mayfield Four). The band released two albums, 'One Day Remains' and 'Blackbird', with a live DVD titled 'Live from Amsterdam'. A third "Alter Bridge" album is due out in 2010.

Influences: John Entwistle, Geddy Lee (Rush), Justin Chancellor and Doug Pinnick

Axology: Fender Jazz bass, Sadowsky Vintage 4 & 5-string NYC basses, Ampeg amplifiers and Mesa/Boogie equipments

Signature song(s): Bound and Tide - Creed (My Own Prison, 1997) and With Arms Wide Open - Creed (Human Clay, 1999)


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