Rhys Marsh, based in Trondheim, Norway, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer. He’s a solo artist, leader of The Autumn Ghost, as well as a part of Kaukasus & Mandala.
— Solo —
In the autumn of 2013, Marsh put out his first solo release — a five-song collection of covers, called ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’. Songs covered included Nick Drake’s ‘Things Behind The Sun’ & King Crimson’s ‘Moonchild’.
Marsh’s debut solo album, ‘Sentiment’, was released in November, 2014. It was written & recorded over a two-year period in Marsh’s own Autumnsongs Recording Studio. The album is possibly Marsh’s darkest & most progressive, yet most accessible work to date.
On the 1st of December, 2015, Marsh released his second solo album, ‘The Black Sun Shining’ — an album written & recorded in only seven days.
2019 will see the release of the long-awaited follow-up album, ‘October After All’, released by Karisma Records on the 22nd February.
— Kaukasus —
The spring of 2014 saw the release of the debut Kaukasus album, ‘I’. Kaukasus is a collaboration between Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, Rhys Marsh & Mattias Olsson. Written & recorded in two weeks, the album is an instinctive sum of its parts.
— Mandala —
Marsh’s first band, formed in 1997. In 2014, after a seven-year break, Mandala got back together to record their debut album, ‘Midnight Twilight’.
They met again in the summer of 2018, to record a brand new album, which is planned to be released somtime in 2019.
— Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost —
‘Multi-national orchestra’, The Autumn Ghost, features members of Jaga Jazzist, Anekdoten, The National Bank, Wobbler, White Willow, Änglagård, Highasakite, Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies, In Lingua Mortua, The Irrepressibles, Flashback Caruso & The Divine Comedy.
Their debut album, ‘The Fragile State Of Inbetween’, was released in the autumn of 2008, to critical acclaim. In the autumn of 2009, they released the follow-up, the first on Termo Records, ‘Dulcima’. The long-awaited third Autumn Ghost album, ‘The Blue Hour’, was released in the autumn of 2012. In the spring of 2013, they released ‘Trio’, the ensemble’s first release on Autumnsongs Records — an album recorded live in the studio, over the course of just two days, which successfully captured the fiery energy the band became known for onstage.
— Other projects —
Marsh is also a part of Unit, a collaboration with Takashi Mori & Ingrid Chavez. They have so far released one EP, ‘Falls From View’. As well as this, he has also contributed to albums by The Opium Cartel, Peter Broderick, Trouble Over Tokyo, When Mary, Silje Leirvik & Tim Bowness.