“he deconstructs the persona of the diva even as he wraps himself in divalike hauteur” The New Yorker
“M. Lamar, performs songs that are a cross stylistically between operatic excess, old-fashioned Negro spirituals and demonic possession”Ottawa Citzen
“this bitch can sing”Diamanda Galas
“One of the most interesting singers currently making music in New York. [a] rare wonderful talent…”Justin Vivian Bond
M. Lamar writes songs that are at once a product of his African American heritage drawing heavily from the negro spiritual. Combined with his operatic voice and piano playing that is at once interested in western classical music and dissonant black metal Lamar’s sound makes one think that things are so catastrophic that the world might end at the conclusion of one of his tracks.
Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at WWDIS Fest Gothenburg and Stockholm, Stockholm Queer-Feminist Anti-Racist Performance Festival Stockholm Sweden, Performatorum Regina Canada, The International Theater Festival Donzdorf, Germany, Cathedral of St. John the Divine New York, and The African American Arts and Culture Complex San Francisco, Nacht Boulevard Potsdam Germany. In New York Lamar has also presented work at Abrons Art Center, The Chocolate Factory, Joes Pub, The Rubin Museum, Center for Performance Research and Dixon Place among others.