The path of music business history is littered with promising careers that have been mishandled and misdirected, mulled over then chewed up and spat out. It takes a certain type of resolve to survive such ordeals with dignity, marbles and, most importantly, talent intact.

In the past 20 years Marc Carroll, born 1972, has travelled from his native Dublin to London and back and then onto Los Angeles to pursue his musical vision. “I’ve always travelled. I’ll go anywhere that is purposeful to me. The music comes first. It always has and always will. People have suffered because of that, probably me too, but I just can’t help that. I left my family - everything – behind, and I live with that. It isn’t always easy but that’s just the way it is.”

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