Toronto native Tony Marriott started his career as an unbiased singer/songwriter early in his youth, inspired by Brit-Rock albums of days gone by and classic jazz. Garage area rock lineups frequently included the younger guitarist, but his skills grew quicker than most and he discovered himself employed in Vancouver at age 16. Indulging what he referred to as his “jazz stage,” he discovered himself on the Musician’s Institute in LA, where he roomed with the great Jeff Buckley. Motivated by Buckley both appropriately and personally, the knowledge changed just how he viewed focusing on music. Two even more years on the Berklee University of Music in Boston provided him working out he preferred, and he shortly became an operating musician within the Southern California region. Playing with many visible jazz musicians within the San Francisco region, he also performed gigs with many alternative rings and improv groupings during his stay there. He started writing more often, and after shifting back again to Vancouver in 1997, he had written and eventually documented his 1999 debut, SEARCHING FOR Dorian. A melodic songwriter that places equal focus on both electric guitar and performing, the record brought him a whole lot of attention through the indie press and helped him protected gigs for another couple of years. By 2002, he documented another record and released The Poor Machine that summertime.