MARBIN is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released six albums: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming(2013), The Third Set (2014), Aggressive Hippies (2015), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016). Marbin regularly plays in clubs all over the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world.
We are a three piece instrumental busking band out of New York City. Our songs are crafted with 8-string bass, cello, drums and two glockenspiels. The compositions have a heavy, post-rock, experimental, film score-like sound. Through tireless performance in the NYC subways with the Music Under New York program (MUNY), we are dedicated to reaching every demographic possible. Because the majority of our CDs are sold in the subway, our music is all over the globe and we have dedicated fans in dozens of countries. In some of the locations we play, hundreds of thousands of people will pass through the turnstiles every hour. As a band, we have played over 350 shows in the subway alone.
In addition to busking, we thrive in a variety of artistic mediums: We have worked as a pit orchestra for a NYC theater group, and we have been commissioned to score the upcoming feature film from TROMA Pictures, as well as 6 independent films produced by PVAF Films throughout 2014 – 2015.