Official Biography (courtesy of Marc Staggers)
Marc Staggers—a talented Washington, D.C. native—is about to release his new album “Key to My Heart” on Expansion Records, much to the excitement of many of his supportive fans. This album is expected to continue the soulful musical journey that started with the release of his debut R&B album “Then and Now” in 2009. His vocal style, often compared to famous soul singers of the past and present, will certainly captivate and continue to generate fan interest across the world.
The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence, including the late Luther Vandross. Marc started singing in the church choir and studied voice as he was growing up. His initial foray into music started with the release of several gospel albums, on which he worked with talented singers such as the late Clifton Dyson. Marc has performed in many venues over the years, and has made numerous radio and television appearances. His music has been embraced by many around the globe, who have written glowing articles and reviews on his soulful singing abilities.
After many years of pursuing gospel music, Marc felt that his true heart’s desire was in producing music that was reminiscent of the type of soul music he listened to while growing up. This led to his debut CD “Then and Now,” which generated significant interest and support among music listeners around the world. In 2011, Marc released a summertime single entitled “Soul Summer Love” that reached #13 on the U.S. jazz charts, and still continues to be played in regular rotation on a number of stations. “Soul Summer Love” is included in Marc’s new album “Key to My Heart,” which features such talented artists as musical composer and arranger John Stoddard; world-renown Saxophonist Kirk Whalum; and versatile Soprano Adoree Johnson, who appeared on the U.S.-version of American Idol; and other very talented people.
Marc’s brother, Reginald Staggers, has been instrumental in the shaping of the musical direction of both CDs. Reginald has worked with notable artists, such as DeVante Swing of Jodeci, Missy Elliot and Timbaland (while they worked with the group Sista), H-Town Boys, Al Johnson, and Harvey Scales. Reginald’s role in composing the music, developing the songs, and collaborating on vocal arrangements has helped to propel Marc’s musical career to a level that has received accolades from many diverse music connoisseurs.
Marc was born in Washington D.C., the Nation’s Capital, and graduated from Bowie State University (located in a D.C. Suburb, Bowie) with a BS in Accounting. Later he obtained his certification as an accountant. During his college years, he began to study music with an emphasis on voice, and after graduating college, he continued to study voice for several years under the direction of the world-renown Soprano, Mrs. Nelda Ormond. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Ormond, Marc began to recognize his true singing talent, and she was instrumental in helping him gain the confidence he needed to pursue a singing career