BIO Ish Marquez was born and raised in the infamous South Bronx section of New York City. He started listening to music at a very early age to block out the chaos surrounding him. When Ish was 11 years old his father bought him a 15 dollar Stella guitar (same as BB King’s). He taught himself to play until his father took him to a guitar teacher. The music lessons did not last very long. Fed up with his guitar teacher’s shenanigans and laziness, Ish taught himself over a course of 10 years, developing a unique style of playing.