I sat down with Mr Marcus Collins, we talked about Gay rights, Musicals, X-Factor and more….
Scott – Not everyone might know this but you were in a boyband call “Eton Road” how did you find the boyband experience? Why did you leave?
Marcus – Being in a boyband was an eye opener, I learnt a lot. Mainly that I prefer to be a solo artist but I learnt valuable lessons in the business that I believe helped me get to the finals of The X Factor
M. He was great and remains a pillar for me, a great source of guidance for my future and in my career.
M. That was also my favourite !! I really didn’t want to sing Rhianna Russian Roulette because it felt so low and not me, but I grew and spoke up for myself and the following week was much better, every week subsequently to that was an improvement
M. I was able to travel the world singing, at one point was signed to the same record label as my idol Beyoncé, I wrote my own top 10 album, performed in front of Royalty, headlined Liverpool gay pride, performed with Gary Barlow at the Royal Albert Hall! I’ve toured the UK with my band, I’ve starred in musical theatre and been on the West End and made a better life for myself and family. It was worth all of the hard work.
M. It was a little rushed recording the album but I really enjoyed the process. I chose and wrote 8 out of 11 on the album – my favourite is probably ‘Feel Like I Feel’ or ‘It’s Time’… Or ‘Don’t Surrender’ in fact I love ‘Break These Chains’ they all hold a place in my heart and take me back instantly to true feelings at the time of writing.
M. Always! I’ve always loved musicals because I love singing and dressing up, dancing and everything dramatic! Haha! I trained in school and college and love it!
M – Hopefully… I’d love to be Lola in Kinky Boots or Fiyero in Wicked
M – Probably Hairspray as it blows my mind every time… Or Dreamgirls
M – I think the more the merrier ! If you are capable and willing and have enough love to spare then you should have a family if you want one.
M – He’s a prick! Simple as!
M – Haha it’s early days
M – Stay tuned…. 🙂