Mr_Marty
Similar Artists
Fred Hammond, Israel Haughton
Influences
Fred Hammond, Israel Haughton, Stevie Wonder
Bio
Singer, songwriter, worship leader, and producer Marty Kizer was raised in Gary, Indiana. Growing up, the house was filled with music. Mostly jazz from The Crusaders, Hank Crawford,Grover Washington Jr. helped him craft his songwriting and instrumentation. Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, The Temptations, Heatwave helped him to hone his vocals. After high school, he joined the navy where he made the all-navy boxing team and joined a shipmate in creating and performing in a rap group called blaK majiK.
After serving 18 years in the navy, he joined what was then Faith Christian Center, Now Impact Church, and surprisingly began a journey as a worship singer. Up until this time he had never sung on stage, He quickly became known for his high energy choir solos and heartfelt worship.
His music is a combination o the jazz, R&B, hip hop, and gospel that has been a part of his musical journey.
Adding guitar and a developed production style has helped him to create a sound that's all his own.