Though based in Hanover, Germany, Marquess drew heavily on the rhythms and sounds of contemporary Latin pop, even recording a number of original songs in the Spanish tongue. The group was led by vocalist Sascha Pierro, a German native previously known for collaborations with Patrick Nuo and Jazzkantine. In 2003, his "Wenn Grenzen" was also in the running for the famed Eurovision Song Contest. Pierro assembled Marquess in early 2006 with guitarist Dominik Decker, bassist Marco Heggen, and keyboardist Christian Fleps. Their debut Warner Music single, "El Temperamento," quickly emerged as one of Europe's break-out summer hits, eventually entering the German Top Ten in advance of the quartet's self-titled LP. 2007 saw the band release their second album, Frenetica. The singles “Vayamos Companeros” and “You and Not Tokio” were released. The group was prolific in the following couple of years with the albums ¡YA! and Compañía del Sol being released in 2008 and 2009, respectively. The group took a three-year hiatus and returned with their fifth record, ¡Bienvenido! in 2012. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Pop - Released June 29, 2007 | WM Germany
Produced by the bandmembers themselves, Frenetica is the second album from German Latin pop purveyors Marquess. Predominantly sung in Spanish, the follow-up to their self-titled debut includes the singles "Vayamos Companeros" and the sole English-language track "You and Not Tokio," alongside a duet with actress and singer/songwriter Mariha on "Todo Bien Mariha." ~ Jon O'Brien
Pop - Released March 1, 2009 | WM Germany
Predominantly sung in Spanish with smatterings of Italian, English, and German, Ya is the Latin pop-influenced third album from Hanover four-piece Marquess. Released in 2008, the follow-up to Frenetica features the singles "La Histeria," "La Vida Es Limonada," and "Lucia," alongside duets with Norwegian singer/songwriter Lene Marlin ("All Gone"), and Juan Lopez Campos ("El Tren"). ~ Jon O'Brien
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