Born in West Texas, Marlon Espino came from a musical family and began his musical journey at an early age. He first learned about music from his grandmother, who began teaching him piano, and his father, a sax and keyboard player in the group Chicano Brotherhood. His love of music came naturally, and he later went on to study music and composition at Texas Tech University.
Marrying his passions for music and film, Marlon’s early days as a composer included lending his musical talents to the three-time Grammy-winning Composer Mark Mancina, assisting on many of his film scores including; Disney’s Moana, Planes, and Planes Fire & Rescue, among others. He recently scored the feature “Inheritance”, a dramatic thriller starring Lilly Collins, Simon Pegg, and Connie Nielsen.
Marlon is a multifaceted storyteller whose music is as strikingly diverse as his distinction of voice. His aesthetic sensibilities create cinematic art that traverses a variety of film genres.
Marlon and his wife, also a former Texan, welcomed a new daughter in 2018.