Born into a rock and roll arena and nourished as a child on the sounds of Hendrix
and Winters, Marshall Okell began his musical career at the age of 11. Now in his
30s, Marshall’s string of musical accolades includes Best Blues and Roots Artist at
the Oz Music Awards and regular appearances at festivals including Bluesfest,
Woodford and Falls.
His now iconic band Marshall and the Fro released two albums and an EP between
2005-10. The first self-titled full album in 2007, Marshall and the Fro set the stage
for a new wave of pumping surf mojo roots and blues, including the hugely popular
tracks Get Up and Thongs. The second album;Friends for Life; followed suit in
2010 and began a distribution deal with Only Blues Music. The band experienced 5
solid years of touring, multiple awards, regular airplay on JJJ and overseas release
in Europe, Japan, Canada and the US.
After almost a decade solo, 2018 sees Marshall back fronting ‘The Fro’ and plans to
take listeners back to where it all began.
Catch Marshall and the Fro live at Tumut River Brewing live on Saturday 6th October. Marshall and the Fro - 9pm, local support (TBC) 8pm.