Hidden Treasure: Marques Toliver

Adele, one of my favorite female vocalists has been raving about a young man by the man of Marques Toliver. Currently residing in Brooklyn by way of Florida, the 22 year old singer, songwriter, and musician (violin, piano, guitar) has also captured my ears with his emotive sound. The talented singer gives us songs filled with soul, heavily laced with classical undertones and lyrics that spin tales of melancholy, yet beautiful moments.

With no major record label deal he is often seen playing around the city from small stages to the subway, selling physical copies of his material. As we wait for more material from the uninhibited mind of this young musician, playing his YouTube videos featuring covers and original material on repeat will have to suffice. Check out a few after the jump.