M A R V I L L L . M A R T I N
Marvill "Marvillous Beats" Lee Martin is a Bronx, New York-born violinist, music producer, and audio engineer currently located in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Marvillous Beats was raised in a Jamaican family with five siblings in New Rochelle, NY where he began playing violin at eight years old and producing hip-hop instrumentals at sixteen. Despite finishing college with an architecture degree in 2017, Marvill is no stranger to the music industry and has produced songs for major label recording artists such as rapper songwriter Tory Lanez. Marvillous Beats has also performed live with DMV rapper and songwriter Wale as well as on NPR Tiny Desk with rapper and songwriter Goldlink. Marvillous Beats has performed at numerous venues in the DMV ranging from nightclubs to resorts as entertainment for weddings, grand openings, concerts, engagements, birthdays, and corporate events. The vibe of the Marvillous Beats sound is a unique mix of original classical music and Hip-Hop.
POSTED BY: UDC.EDU
APRIL 22, 2022 | PHOTO BY: FK WHITE
"Marvill Martin has found his stride as a much sought-after hip-hop violinist who has captured the hearts of thousands on social media. He is also a songwriter and composer, sharing his talent in live performances and recordings.
The 2017 architecture graduate began playing the violin at eight years old. Martin’s fusion sound of classical training and hip-hop appreciation has caused a viral stir and created a demand at weddings, concerts and events. His broad repertoire includes songs by Bill Withers, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran and the Fugees...
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POSTED BY: SARAH L. VOISIN - AUGUST 5th 2016
The Washington Post
"Marvill Martin, 25, better known as Marvillous Beats, was the first live musician to play on the air at Takoma Radio... (click below to read more)
POSTED BY: REBECCA GALLERY JAN. 13, 2017
"Marvill “Marvillous Beats” Martin plays his unique music in the streets. His electric violin, accompanied by a wide variety of original beats, adds to the fun and excitement of downtown Silver Spring. The beats range from “90’s golden era boom-bap, epic orchestral hip-hop, dark trap beats, smooth as cocoa butter jazz and soul beats.” says Martin... (click below to read more)
POSTED BY: ELLE CASHIN | MAY 3RD 2022
"For our violinist, we searched and searched for a violinist that would provide us with our own version of a hip hop-themed Bridgerton. And we found him! Marvillous Beats was a godsend.” He played as the groom and then bride entered, stringing “The Sweetest Thing” by Refugee Camp All-Stars and “At Last” by Etta James, respectively. ... (click below to read more)
POSTED BY: CYNTHIA ROSS - SEPTEMBER 9th 2021 | Alchemical Records
"After only a few minutes of conversing with Marvillous Beats, you realize one of the secrets to his growing appeal exists in his warmth, authenticity, and ability to serve as a bridge to connect things that would otherwise be fragmented. Learn more about Marvillous Beats’ journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including how his background in architecture influences his creative process, the effect of fatherhood on his art, and the role his Jamaican roots play in allowing him to inspire young Black males....
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