JEROME ‘JEZ’ MARCUS
A professional drummer/session musician who has performed with Brian Connolly’s SWEET,
Robben Ford, Imelda May, John Cleary and toured with Uriah Heep, Kool & The Gang, Hot
Chocolate, Wang Chung, Haircut 100, and more.
He has also worked in the musical instrument industry since the age of 35 as Artist Relations
Manager (Europe) for SABIAN cymbals facilitating bands across many genres from bands/artists
Rush, P!NK, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and received accolades
from Keane, The Proclaimers more in aiding record sales.
He initially started assisting Hayes FM in 2009 when he brought artists Teddy Osei (Osibisa),
drummer Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin), Linda Lewis and more to the station for radio
interviews on ‘Black Connexions’. He similarly served several other radio stations in London,
Suffolk and other towns along the south coast to Devon and Cornwall.
His interest in radio/TV broadcasting began after being involved in a YouTube video project in 2011
as an interviewer and Associate Producer for the series ‘Mad Bad & Dangerous’ where he assisted
with interviews on drummers including Kenney Jones (Small Faces/The Who), Kevin Morris (Dr
Feelgood), Bob Henrit (Argent), Gilson Lavis (Squeeze/Jools Holland), Derrick McKenzie
(Jamiroquai), Johnny Jenkins (Lily Allen/Example) and more.
As a listener, his favourite music radio presenters were John Peel, Paul Gambacinni and Bob Harris
who were also responsible for his musical upbringing and a learning curve during his formative
years as a musician.
As a musician, he has always had a passion to ‘Keep Music Live’ and after many years of
contribution to Hayes FM, he is now been given the opportunity to work with ‘Hayes FM’ as a
radio broadcaster and team member to use it as a platform to promote that concept.
He will be hosting ‘ACCESS ALL AREAS’, a show based on ‘live’ concert performances in rock and
metal to blues, funk and soul to gain a better insight into lives of professional musicians, active
performers either as a band member or session musician.
There will be interviews with profiled pro artists including music lawyers and promoters. The program is designed for the music
enthusiast, concert goer and music lover and musician (professional/amateur) to gain a better
insight into the music industry and to help budding new musicians in the local community.
With his breadth of knowledge of the music industry, associated contacts as a professional
musician will continue to help facilitate ‘Hayes FM’ as a radio presenter and a team player.
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the centre of Hayes in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
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