Marq Torien

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Marq Torien
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Marq Torien, July 2008 at the South Texas Rock Fest
Background information
Birth name Mark Joseph Maytorena
Born (1961-09-22) September 22, 1961 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Heavy metal, glam metal, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, congas
Associated acts Ratt
Hawk
King Kobra
BulletBoys

Marq Torien (born Mark Joseph Maytorena on September 22, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead singer of the hard rock act BulletBoys. He is the only member to have remained with the group since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1988.

Prior to BulletBoys, Torien was a guitarist in the then-unsigned band Ratt, a guitarist for the band Hawk, a member of Motown recording artists Kagny & the Dirty Rats, a lead vocalist briefly for the band King Kobra.,[1] and the lead vocalist of the band Marquis/Touch.

In addition to periodic BulletBoys ventures, Torien's solo projects included Sexual Chocolate, Ten-Cent Billionaires, and This.

Torien added vocals on the track "Texas Lawman" From The Regulators on their 1993 self-titled album on Polygram/Polydoor

Torien provided lead vocals for two tracks on Cherry St.'s second album Monroe in 1994. The tracks being "Dogtown" and "One More Tonight"

In the book 'Off the Rails' by Rudy Sarzo, Sarzo tells a story about Torien's audition for the Ozzy Osbourne band after the death of Randy Rhoads as the group's guitarist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metal Sludge 20 Questions with Marq Torien". Metal Sludge. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 

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