Born in Furstenfeldbruck AB, Germany, and raised in such diverse lands and cultures as Italy, Japan, California, New York, New Mexico, Missouri, etc., as an Air Force dependent, resulted in a dazzling kaleidoscope of astounding musical creativity.
Self-compelled to tragically skip classes throughout High School, Military Academies and Colleges in favor of practicing songwriting on any available keyboard instrument, Marvin D is a truly possessed consummate artist.

Experience and awards include International Lyric writing award, numerous local radio and television appearances, solo performances, keyboardist for diverse Blues, Reggae and R&B bands, state songwriting and performing competitions and writing for theatre such as William Saroyan's play TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

Marvin D --- now an electronically reborn one man eclectic singer/ songwriter/ performer who truly has something often of genuis, for everyone!

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For Immediate Release Contact: Marvin Ratchford
August 3, 2004 Phone: (702) 632-2970

mratchford1@earthlink.net


Marvin D Releases 2 New Albums Using Vintage
Yamaha QY-10 Keyboard

(Las Vegas, NV) - International Lyric Award-winner Marvin Ratchford (aka Marvin D) has released the EP Vassar Street and full-length You Heard My Song! now available on CD Baby and Broadjam.com. While the instrumental Vassar Street highlights Marvin D's keyboard skills and electronic ingenuity, You Heard My Song! features the trademark inspirational lyrics that are the cornerstone of his musical career.

While Marvin D has performed on keyboards for over thirty years, his love affair with electronic composition began in the late 80's when he lay eyes on his first Yamaha QY-10. Marvin D ran out and took out an emergency loan to buy the QY-10 that he continues to use today, which has since become his signature instrument. His versatility on equipment including the Korg Trinity Plus....

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Born in Furstenfeldbruck AB, Germany, and raised in such diverse lands and cultures as Italy, Japan, California, New York, New Mexico, Missouri, etc., as an Air Force dependent, resulted in a dazzling kaleidoscope of astounding musical creativity.
Self-compelled to tragically skip classes throughout High School, Military Academies and Colleges in favor of practicing songwriting on any available keyboard instrument, Marvin D is a truly possessed consummate artist.

Experience and awards include International Lyric writing award, numerous local radio and television appearances, solo performances, keyboardist for diverse Blues, Reggae and R&B bands, state songwriting and performing competitions and writing for theatre such as William Saroyan's play TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

Marvin D --- now an electronically reborn one man eclectic singer/ songwriter/ performer who truly has something often of genuis, for everyone!

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