In 1993 a wildfire swept down the mountain I lived on. I was in a tux and had just placed my 17th Century Italian cello in the car when I looked up and saw the smoke. I ended up in the swimming pool hiding beneath a rowboat, fearing for my life. My cellos, art and armour were also in the pool....thank the gods because the house burnt and the boat caught fire. I was a professional studio cellist and had recorded hundreds of sessions and film dates...EarthWind&Fire, Stevie Wonder, Neil DIamond, Manilow, Out of Africa, Officer and a Gentlemen. But after the fire I quit...it did not mean anything anymore to play music for a microphone in a room full musicians who were all as bored as I. I was missing the audience and the emotion that fills me when I play.
So I picked up the electric cello and began performing and that works for me.
Marston is Cirque du Soleil meets Led Zeppelin. His unforgettable performances on his unique electric 6 stringed cello are virtuosic Tour de Force and costuming visually stunning.
He performs his heroic music worldwide for Cirque du Soleil, Vegas Casinos and corporate events for Goggle, Microsoft, Toyota, Toshiba, Fox, Disney, NFL, and PGA.
Marston has opened for the B'52's and Michael Buble and performed with Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Beach Boys, KISS, Cue Tip, Barry Manilow, and Rod Stewart.
He has 2 DVDs and 14 albums, three are with Actor/Pianist John Ohurley and they reached 20 on Billboard. Marston’s PBS special comes out in early 2010.