THE OFFICIAL MANFREDS WEBSITE - Marcus Cliffe
Marcus Cliffe (Bass)
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Born in Leeds in 1962, Marcus studied piano from the age of nine.  He started playing bass guitar/double bass in high school then went on to Leeds College of Music to study Jazz and Light Music as a pianist, but changed to bass after one year and graduated in 1983.  After leaving college he joined a local band, Brendan Croker And The 5 O'Clock Shadows.  On the last of their three albums he worked with Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton and Tanita Tikaram.  Following a successful album and tour with the Notting Hillbillies, he worked with Mike Lindup of Level 42 fame.

In the ensuing years he has worked with Tasmin Archer, Paul Young, Al Green, Jon Secada, Lulu, Steve Earl, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Eternal, Fine Young Cannibals, Heather Small, Rosalie Deighton and Jimmy Nail among others. More recently he has been involved with Tin Tin Out playing on mixes for Tina Turner, Sting and Mariah Carey, but they had their biggest hit with Emma (Baby Spice) Bunton, which reached no. 2 in November 1999 from the album 'Eleven to Fly'.  He can also be heard on the Sunn Record Tribute album with Mark Knopfler, Brian Ferry and Jools Holland, as well as on a single for Rod Stewart.  He has recently moved into production - check out the Miracle Mile album Slow Fade.