‘speaks about loving despair with humour and honesty…’


‘Reeves is a captivating presence, filling his songs and poetry with sadness and longing and a stinging sense of humour… at times tender, others brutal, and when at its best caustically funny.’

The LGBTQ Arts Review

'...a scintillating set of original songs and poetry from the multi-talented Reeves, whose body of work over the past two decades reflects his restless artistic ambition... experiences of love and lust that are not played for laughs, even though his gifts of sharp observation and ironic humour are never absent. ‘Parallel Lives’ and ‘Nighthawks’ are superb, soulful and gloriously melodic pop ballads, showcasing Reeves’ considerable songwriting talent as well as his gorgeous rich, baritone voice... Sighs Ten is an exploration of an artist’s creative terrain in which we are invited to piece together our own meaning from the disparate elements of a fine, beautifully crafted body of work.'

Cabaret Scenes


‘Marcus Reeves’ fabulous comic turn as King Herod… takes the role to another level with a deliciously timed mix of nonchalance and flamboyance…’



‘Marcus Reeves is hilarious as Dr. Von Whackoff…’

Gay Times 

‘Mention must go to the comical Marcus Reeves and Hairspray’s Leanne Jones who is in fine voice.’

Entertainment Focus

‘actor and drag artist Marcus Reeves excels in his role as the randy and limp-wristed Dr Von Whackoff, effortlessly managing to consistently upstage his rather dashing wig…’

Grumpy Gay Critic 

‘But it is Marcus Reeves as Dr Von Whackhoff who makes the strongest mark as he effectively draws us into the more seriously significant messages of the piece that lace, and ultimately conclude, the dazzling disco glitter ball action.’

The Stage 



Justin Vivian Bond

‘nouveau cabaret’

Vince Clarke

‘A beautiful, must-have album.’

David Hoyle

‘a debut album of dark beauty’

Pride Life Magazine

‘an adventure into the mind of a magician’

Independent Music News

‘dark wave, jazz, burlesque, glam… he has defined his own niche’

Music Review Unsigned

‘an eclectic mix, injecting heart and humanity into a plastic pop world’

Gay Times

‘the whole album just exudes quality… entertains and enthrals repeatedly’

Fireworks Magazine

 ‘His songs are embittered, tear stained tirades about meaningless sex, excess and the ensuing emptiness… As fragile as he is aggressive, Reeves’ lyrics speak in polemic black and white of ‘lover’ and beloved’, ‘lust and loss’ and ‘pleasure and pain’ but there is something in his stage presence that feels far more complex…’


 ‘Quicksilver absorbs the Divine David, David Bowie’s Halloween Jack and Gilbert and Sullivan’s topsy-turvy sorcerer into a complex meld of melancholy and menace… he takes us on a phantasmagorical rollercoaster ride from a dystopian big top to contemporary emotions via rock ‘n’ roll psychoanalysis, transmogrifying from camp to cool very smoothly – not an easy metamorphosis. The songwriting is enviably accomplished: the song ‘Radio Head’ has a hook that once heard will not budge; ‘Gone’ goes straight to the tears ducts and ‘Quicksilver’ is ticklishly menacing.’

David McAlmont 

‘Marcus Reeves presents the live version of his debut album, Quicksilver - The Masquerade Macabre, a sequence of post-glam ballads he describes as 'a sonic threesome between Aladdin Sane, Hedwig and The Phantom of the Opera in striking glitter-chic. It's an impressively ambitious undertaking, wide-ranging in its musical choices, with catchy and moving results; striking in its theatricality, balancing ballsy showmanship with personable charm; and provocative in its take on modern relationships and ego.’

Time Out (Critics Choice)