Virgins Whores & Squeaky Doors
Jeff Marcus is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/psychiatrist from Madison, WI who has released his third solo CD, 'Virgins, Whores, and Squeaky Doors,' in 2005. This CD features all-instrumental, primarily guitar-based music, with a goal of creating different moods and textures within the songs. A wide range of guitar sounds are utilized, with a strong emphasis on phrasing and subtlety. All instruments, with the exception of drums, are performed by Jeff Marcus. The music encompasses instrumental rock, with bits of jazz fusion, blues, and funk mixed in. The riffs are accesible and have a definite groove. Jeff Marcus has a unique and highly developed guitar style which is readily apparent in his music. Jeff Marcus was featured by Mike Varney in Guitar World's 'Hometown Heroes' column several years ago, for his melodic technique, phrasing, and natural vibrato. Obvious influences include Jeff Beck, David Gilmour and Steve Vai.