Q: What was it like growing up in Milwaukee?
Marc: I moved to Milwaukee when I was 12 years old. I consider myself lucky to have grown up in the city of Milwaukee. Milwaukee has been so very good to me in the last several years, and by being able to make music my full time job has been nothing but priceless. I wouldn't trade growing up in this city for anything.
Q: What is your favorite part about the city?
Marc: My favorite part of Milwaukee is the connectedness of the people, all the different pockets that inhabit the city are unique in their own respective ways, and all of them are enjoyable for their own reasons. From Bayview to Riverwest and beyond. You have to truly spend time in all parts of the city to have a true understanding of how great Milwaukee is.
Full disclosure, I've actually known Marc for a few years. He was one of my favorite customers when I was younger and had my own ambitions of the rock 'n roll lifestyle working at a Cream City Music. We reconnected recently when I started going to yoga classes at Urban Om. It just so happened that Jozi, one of the owners and first 414 Degrees participant, and Marc have been together for a few years and have a couple of adorable dogs!
Q: What makes Milwaukee unique?
Marc: Colectivo!! I love their coffee as well as everything their business stands for. This city has an industrial heritage flavor that many other cities would like to incorporate. It's a booming city, full of business and promise for the future. Good people, great friends!
I always call Milwaukee a "big/small city". It's got everything any big city could ask for, but it's small enough that you're able to find whatever you need to find within a short driving distance. The different neighborhood nooks this city has to offer, as well as the tight knit community overall sets Milwaukee aside from bigger cities. The amount of local support by its citizens and businesses alone make Milwaukee feel like a home. Everything from the excellent restaurants to the small neighborhood bars make this city one to make your home. Milwaukee = Home.