Marquis was born in Oakland, Ca., the second child of four. Early on, his love for music began to develop. At 5 years old, he performed at his debut show to the tune of the Sister Sledge hit "Greatest Dancer". From there on foward, the young man was destined for the limelight. After learning to play several instruments and singing in choirs, Marquis, along with another young man, formed a teenage pop group, New Creation. He would acheive extensive stage experience as well as the rush of screaming fans, cheering to their showmanship. They where a popular force in Bay area local talent. As Michael grew into adulthood, he matured from cover tunes to writing and performing his own music. With his tenor-baritone voice, he expreses his self through a wide medium of musical styles from ballads, hip hop, to gospel. With sprituality and soul, Marquis reaches to touch all who hears him. Through years of experience, he has developed an electric stage presence that has pleased audiences, from coast to coast. He has been on the same stages as numerous popular recording artist and continues to increase his buzz!!!