Marc Martel, one of the two lead vocalists for the Christian band downwhere. Marc has the greatest voice in Christian music. I know Christian rock has many outstanding vocalist, but none in the same caliber as Marc.
Check out these videos.
Marc leading leading downhere on “Rediscover You”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLydhMo-hI]
Marc performing opera with his rendition of “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlsprPFVXHA]
Marc entered a contest to perform with a Queen cover band on the Queen Extravaganza Tour. His audition has gone viral with over 3.7 MILLION views since being posted Sept 20th. You’ll be amazed![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dREKkAk628I]
“A Christian singing Queen? Is he still a Christian?”. I’m sure that question will be asked many times. Read how Marc responded when this topic was raised during a Wall Street Journal interview.
Martel’s band, by the way, is a Christian rock band. Will singing the songs of Queen help, or hurt him in the eyes of those with strong opinions about Mercury and his sexual proclivity? Martel feels this is a non-issue. “Freddie Mercury wrote songs that were real and true. Rock and roll reaches people because it’s honest, and doesn’t shy away from the issues. You can have a great voice, but people can spot a fake from a mile away. Our music may come from a biblical standpoint but we don’t shy away from true experiences – doubt, loss, pain, sorrow – we want to deal with all of that. Queen’s repertoire deals with those emotions and feelings too and I love singing their music because at the end of the day, it’s just true”.