Das Werk Haus
Marlon Hammer is 17 years old and loves music. In itself, that's nothing that would distinguish him from other people his age, but few teenagers write their own songs so early, which in their musical diversity and complexity would bring back memories of the Arctic Monkeys or even Queen.
Marlon does that. And he combines this music with his lyrics. Sometimes brittle like a young Grönemeyer, sometimes lyrical like a Japanese fairy tale. He spends days polishing the verses, knitting cross-references between his songs, working his way through a mountain of paper on individual words and phrases, building his own world in which he knows his way around like no one else.
He looks very closely. A profiler, with an astonishing output. In his head, he is already on his third album, he says. Marlon has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old, and after the first chords came his first own songs pretty quickly. He then took these songs to the pedestrian zone in his hometown of Bochum and performed them for the people. Loudly! With his own self-confidence, whether they wanted it or not. This not only brought him a few euros here and there, but above all experience with passers-by and audiences and... Stories. Stories he could work into his next songs.
He taught himself to play the piano without further ado over the last two years. It simply interested him. In the meantime, the piano has also become part of his musical identity. A bit bigger, louder than the guitar, but just as perfect a base for Marlon's unique voice. At all, this voice. A character that one would not readily believe in such a young person. Deep and warm, sometimes shrieking loudly, sometimes quietly broken. Marlon works his way along the entire spectrum of emotions and it is impossible to escape it. Marlon is hyper creative. He's always 5-10 songs ahead of the rest of us. This year he will finally release his own music. This year he will finally be on real stages. This is what he's always wanted to do! The time has come.
Marlon Hammer's concert is part of the "c/o pop 2022 musichubgermany " project and is funded by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft GmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.