Dustin was born in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to Canada
as a young child in 1981. Dustin started off writing short stories in
public school, his grandfather taught him the basics of playing the
acoustic guitar with just three chords. An A, a G, and a C.
From that moment on he was hooked. He started writing short
stories in public school which progressed to poetry in early high
school. This progressed to writing music. He started playing guitar
with a high school friend in grade 9.
Many years later he reunited with that same friend and along with a
few very trusted close friends he formed a band called “The Survivorz”. Playing lead guitar was the late Mike Palmer. Dustin wrote the songs, but
it was the talent of the band that carried it forward. They were able to
record some great music that can be found online to this very day.
Later Dustin would team up with another friend from public school and form
a new band called “Decay and the Retribution”. It’s very interesting that
many of the people in Dustin’s life have been there since he was a teenager or even longer!! The band “Decay and the Retribution” remained together
and performed a number of shows in London and throughout South Western Ontario. After a couple of years there was a change up in the group.
This resulted in a few band members leaving.
The genre of music played by the band changed at that time and they went from mainly a rock and folk rock band to a folk and blues band with
Dustin playing the folk section of the show followed by a blues section
in which he played the bass guitar. He was joined in the band by his
son Josh who played keyboards. The band remained together for about
8 years. Following the disbanding of Decay and the Retribution Dustin
went on to use the stage name DustyMarcus.
He is once again playing along side his son on keyboards. He is also
joined in the studio by good friend Garnet Bruce.
We are looking forward to a new year of health and happiness for 2021
and a bright future for all. DustyMarcus will continue to bring the
Music forward for all who will listen !!