Most recording artists are limited to one talent. Marcus Dyson is an artist who is a multi-talented young man with the ability to adapt to any genre and performance environment. He is an accomplished songwriter, producer, singer and radio announcer with credits above average...
He is a native of San Francisco, California, who has been singing since age 3 and playing piano since age 7. He began playing the organ, directing choirs and teaching songs at 12 years old. He served faithfully as Musician and Worship Leader at True Hope Church of God In Christ in San Francisco, California, for over 10 years. It was there at True Hope that the former youth choir called Exaltation was born. Under his leadership the choir participated in McDonald's Gospel Fest, Quaker Oats Competition and many souls won to Christ through several performances and concerts. For quite some time now Marcus has been the organist, pianist and soloist for several musicals, plays, live recordings and concerts of which some he has written songs for.
He has had formal training at City College of San Francisco under the instruction and guidance of renowned opera singer, Dr. Helen Dilworth. He co-produced and performed on two commercial drops for KMEL 106.1FM, a local radio station in San Francisco which has also rounded out his abilities.
Not just a performer he is also a community worker sharing his gifts and talents with Mayor Willie Brown for his inauguration in San Francisco, The American Red Cross and the McDonald's Corporation. He currently works with the SF Arts Ed Project teaching music education and performance at Glen Park Elementary, Argonne Elementary, Robertson Intermediate, Bayshore Elementary and Visitacion Valley Elementary Schools.
He is the Founder and Director of TASTE OF CLASS CHORUS, an after school chorus program that he started in 2005 at Garnet J. Robertson Intermediate School in Daly City, CA. TOCC now performs two concerts of their own each year and perform at several venues including their own school throughout the school year. They have also traveled to Los Angeles and performed in front of Disney's A.N.T. Farm Cast at a live taping. Currently, the program has expanded to Ben Franklin Middle School in Daly City.
Marcus has become a driving force in the body of Christ, for which he is making his mark through his music and ministry. He organized and produced his very own gospel concert, backed by a 100 voice youth mass choir, a 10 member ensemble and a full 5-piece band in which he performed for an audience of hundreds of supporters, friends and family. Several youth and young adults accepted and re-dedicated their lives to Christ that evening.
He embraces over a decade of experience in songwriting, producing, composing and arranging while his music continues to uplift, inspire and encourage every listening heart, mind and soul in concerts, workshops and performances. Currently Marcus is promoting his solo debut that was released in August 2007 and is being rotated in several radio stations. In 2012, he was nominated for Best Male Gospel Artist and won Best Gospel Song for "Get To Know You" at the Indie Music Channel Awards at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, CA. He is currently Minister Of Music for Calvary HIll Community Church in San Francisco where Pastor Joseph Bryant, Jr. is the Senior Pastor. Marcus is most importantly a loving husband to Mrs. Karwanna Dyson and father of four beautiful children, three girls and one boy.
BET Celebration of Gospel
TBN-Praise The Lord
Bobby Jones Gospel
• SUPPORTING ROLE-(Musician, Background Vocalist, Producer, Opening Performer and/or Employee) Virtue, Kirk Franklin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Karen Clark Sheard, John P. Kee, Dorinda Clark Cole, Tonex, Beverly Crawford, Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Crystal Lewis, Smokie Norful, Byron Cage, Shirley Caesar, Andrae and Sandra Crouch, Twinkie Clark, Kim Burrell, Deitrick Haddon, Lejuene Thompson, Isaac Caree, Bobby Jones, Albertina Walker, Hezekiah Walker, Smokie Norful, Vickie Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, Brownstone, Jeffrey Osbourne, Freddie Jackson, Mark Curry, A.J. Jamal, Ohio Players, The Whispers, Tony-Toni-Tone, Kool and the Gang, D.L. Hughley, Yolanda Adams, Angie Stone, Sinbad, Tommy Davidson, Dennis Edwards and the New Temptations, The Isley Brothers, KEM, Cameo, (San Diego) KURS 1040AM, KCBQ, KPRZ and (San Francisco) KFAX 1100AM, W.I.N. and Blue World Travel’s Festival at Sea Cruises...
The Whispers-“For Your Ears Only” (Producer/Songwriter)
Becky Singleton-Aerobic DVD’s (Producer/Songwriter)
The Soul Lounge Steppers Club (Producer/Songwriter)
Danny Graham and The San Diego Mass Choir (Producer/Songwriter/Vocalist)
Shirley Caesar-Shirley Caesar and Friends (Producer/Songwriter)
Marcus Dyson’s tracks