TenEighty caught up with Marcus Butler at HelloWorld to discuss the event and his future plans.
We managed to catch Marcus straight after the VIP tour at HelloWorld so it was the perfect time to hear what was involved. “I took a bunch of the VIPs, gave them a tour of the whole arena, explaining what everything is, just hanging out, chatting and then we had sort of a mini meet and greet, then went on stage and spoke to everyone as well.”
On the Sunday of the event, Marcus was set to film an episode of his podcast, Lower Your Expectations. “My biggest concern is Matt [Viney]- my co-host- probably him [performing in front of] an audience, because me doing something in front of a hundred, a hundred and fifty people, I’m like, ‘yeah it’s fine!’ But he has never experienced that, so I think I’m more going to be like, ‘it’s okay Matt, you can do it!'” You can listen to the episode that was filmed live at HelloWorld here!
Back in 2016 released a single with Conor Maynard called I’m Famous. At this moment in time, he described that as a “one off” but added: “I really wanted to do kind of like an EP back then but it was really cool and fun while it lasted.”
Marcus also released his first book, Hello Life, in 2015 and we’re all wondering about a follow up to that, right? “I’ve had some thoughts about it before…” So there’s a possibility of a future book? “But right now, I’d rather spend my time writing a show than a book,” he continues. “So maybe in like ten years time!”
Following on from that, he adds: “I’m doing a lot of writing at the moment, writing shows.” Currently, he’s working on “three different shows” and has been doing so for the past year. “It’s something I’m really into and passionate about so that is my focus at the moment,” he says.