DAVID MARION began his musical career at the age of 6 by playing a variety of musical instruments. By 10, he changed his focus from clarinet to drums and, then, began his career in bass guitar at 16.
To further cultivate his interest as a bass player, he attended C.I.M., a jazz music institute located in his native land of Paris, France.
From there, DAVID MARION continued his studies and obtained a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
He also got the opportunity to take lessons with the great VICTOR WOOTEN from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, STEVE BAILEY and ADAM NITTI at the Bass/Nature Camp in Nashville, TN.
Raised as a Christian and inspired by artists like Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin, he gained more experience by playing with Gospel bands (New Gospel Family, Jo Ann Pickens, Gospel Act, Maggie Blanchard, Exo…). Since then, he has performed world-wide (Europe, Australia, Africa, Pacific…) with various television appearances (Hit Machine, Top of the Pop, Urban Rush, 20h10 pétante…).
David’s mentors and influences include LARRY GRAHAM, MARCUS MILLER, PRINCE and MILES DAVIS.