Best Slow Rock

Best Slow Rock


Meet Marcus, a music lover from Iraq.
I am a geographer and a piano teacher, 50-year-old, living in Manchester, United Kingdom


What is the soundtrack to your life?

Here’s to Life - Phyllis Jean Molinary / Artie Butler

What is the most annoying song in the world?

I cannot think of a specific one, but the songs with meaningless (and repetitive) lyrics and sounding like noise rather than music are usually annoying to me.

What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?

Music always comes first although good lyrics enrich the songs. I can listen easily to songs with beautiful music in languages that I do not understand. I think, music affects me more than lyrics. I notice the music first and sometimes even do not listen to the lyrics. If the song is very beautiful and I want to sing it, then I search for the lyrics and try to learn it.

Favorite artist? 

Difficult to answer. I do not have one favourite but many favourites in different styles. This is the reason why I prepared so many lists both on Spotify and YouTube.

If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)

Dmitriy Hvorostovsky or Andrea Bocelli (and many others)

Last concert?
The last concert I attended was a classical concert where the Orchestra of St. John’s performed Schubert’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Stabat Mater and Bach’s Cantata 82 at the Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire on 19 April.