Natalie’s Gospel Soul Brunch continues with a performance by the talented Marlon McDaniel. This series is hosted by Debra James Tucker on the first Sunday of each month.
Marlon McDaniel grew up singing in the youth and young adult choir at James Temple COGIC, and began singing in the COGIC International Mass Choir in his late teens. He gave his first solo performance at the University of Cincinnati, and later went on to form the New Directions Ensemble at his home church. Since the late 2000s, Marlon has emerged as a praise and worship leader; and in 2016, he was featured twice as a solo artist at the AIM Convention in Cincinnati. Marlon released his debut EP “With All My Heart”, which is currently receiving airplay in several markets and allowing new opportunities for him to minister. Marlon’s primary goal as an artist is to live an exemplary life that draws people to God.
The unique sound of vocalist Debra James Tucker is a product of extensive training in jazz, classical and gospel music. The style flowing the wild timbre of her big range is entirely her own thing. She is the writer/performer of the one woman show Survival of the Boulevard Singer—winner of an Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence, has been visiting instructor at Denison University in the history of African American Gospel Music, and an artist in residence with a number of youth arts organizations