Sometimes, all it takes to make a dream come true is family influence, a passion and a Myspace connection from when you were 18 years old. This is what happened for 29 year old singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia, who is now on tour with artist Ben Rector. Scibilia is based in East Nashville, but since his debut of his new album, “Out Of Style” in 2015, he has traveled around the world.

Scibilia has had the chance to appear on the “Today Show,” and has been on tour with artists such as James Bay, Zac Brown Band and ZZ Ward, previous to the Ben Rector tour. His music can be found in Jeep commercials, and the television show “Bones.” Fans, however, fall in love with Scibilia by his onstage performance and interaction.

Scibilia’s career was almost inevitable, because his love of music is a family trait. His father and grandfather were also professional musicians, not to mention his younger brother is his drummer. Scibilia is extremely authentic, he has a voice that can take a room back in time with an alternative sound. All of his songs have their own distinctive sound.

This performer is also extremely interactive in person, and on social media with his fans, which sets him apart from other artists. It is obvious he is passionate about his purpose, and that passion radiates when Scibilia takes the stage.

I had the opportunity to see Scibilia perform in Omaha, Nebraska, and I became an instant fan of his sound. I have also had the pleasure of interacting with Scibilia recently, and ask this rising artist some questions about his life, career and expectations. Read below to learn more about this authentic, interactive and curly-haired artist. Get to know his music for your own enjoyment, and stray away from songs you always hear on the radio.

unnamedLeft – Matt Scibilia ; Center – Chloe Brim ; Right – Marc Scibilia

Marc Scibilia – Q&A: 

Q: What inspired your love for music? 

A: My family. Lots of music is my family. My dad, my grandfather and most of my uncles played music.


Q: What is your process with songwriting? 

A: I let it happen. I don’t log hours. I play music all the time and sometimes something special comes out. A melody a lyric, whatever. I can’t force inspiration I can only be ready to receive it when it comes.


Q: What is your favorite song on your new album? What is the most authentic, personal song?

A: Jericho and Jericho.


Q: Do you have a special family member, or person in your life that pushes you to pursue your dreams? If so, who, and how do they do this?

A: My mom and dad are very supportive. They are constantly encouraging me and my brother to keep going. Of course my mom calls a lot and says she wishes I wouldn’t post certain things on Instagram or whatever, but besides that they are super supportive. 🙂


Q: What is the relationship between you and your brother like? 

A: We fight sometimes, mostly because I’m the older brother and revert to being a know-it-all jackass. But we have an incredible relationship to be able to work together this long. We love each other and I wouldn’t want to be doing this with anyone else.


Q: What has been your most memorable performance thus far? 

A: Hard to say. Anytime I feel less self-conscious on stage I know I’m living the dream.


Q: If you would want your fans to know one thing about you, what would it be? 

A: I really love interacting with them, hanging at shows, tweeting, whatever. Hearing what the music means or has done for them.


Q: We know you try food every where you go on tour, what is the best thing you have tried so far? 

A: Honestly, the green curry at Opium in Dublin is my favorite tour food.


Q: What inspired the infamous hair?

A: Bed head.


Q: Who is your artist crush? Who do you listen to the most?

A: Right now I love Lukas Graham, but really Bruce Springsteen in the last few months has become a real man crush.


Q: What is it like touring with Ben Rector? How did you get this opportunity? 

A: Ben is one of my favorite people and friends. We met on myspace when we were 18.


Q: Where do you hope to see yourself ten years from now? 

A: I have no idea and I try not to have an idea. Expectations are a great way to give yourself a panic attack.


Q: What is the main thing you hope to gain from your music career? 

A: On the surface, when you’re grinding on the road, sleeping in hotels night after night, you want ease, you want fame and fortune because you think it will in some way change your life. I’m a very content person right now though. Of course success would make some things easier, but I’m sure many things harder. What I really want is to put a feeling out into the universe, a feeling I’m scared of, and I want it to come back to me and tell me I’m not alone. To me that’s the best part of what I do. When someone says ” I love that song” they’re really just saying “you’re not alone.”

{Here are the top 5 Marc Scibilia songs that I recommend}

  • The Other Side
  • Times Like This
  • Jericho
  • Better Man
  • When The World Breaks

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