Dustin has been writing poetry and music since his early teens. Later he was able to form the band The Survivorz featuring the late and great Mike Palmer on lead guitar and his son Josh on keyboards. He occasionally teamed up with his son Brandon on drums. His friend Byron was featured on bass guitar. His good friend Garnet played acoustic guitar on a number of songs. Garnet also produced the music for the band. Later Dustin teamed up with his school friend Kyle and formed the band Decay and the Retribution. Josh joined his dad on keyboards. He was also joined by Sean on backup vocals and guitar and his dad Peter on harmonica and lead singer for the blues portion of the act. The band carried on for about 10 years before disbanding in 2018. In 2020 Dustin began using the stage name DustyMarcus and he is joined once again by his son Josh on keyboards. Dustin is lead singer and acoustic guitar and he also plays the bass guitar for tracking in the studio. The music is once again being produced by good friend Garnet Bruce.
Josh has been performing with his dad since the early days of the band. As the keyboard player for The Survivorz and then later with Decay and the Retribution. Today he is back on keyboards with DustyMarcus.