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25 Artist Agency booking partnership  



If you've checked out a few of my videos, you probably know that I’m a fan of many different music genres. I’m now in a season of my career where I want to be performing all of these styles. Rock, pop, soul, gospel, crooner, singer-songwriter, and yes, even a little country. (Sorry rap fans - but trust me, ain’t nobody wanna hear that.) 

So in the next few years, we want to branch out and play all types of venues. Whether it’s theaters, clubs, arenas, symphony halls, or churches, we need the expertise of a seasoned team who know what they’re doing when it comes to booking shows. 

With so many of you asking about where to see us live, I’m happy to announce my new partnership with Nashville-based 25 Artist Agency! “25” books an incredibly talented roster of artists, and I’m so honored to be a part of their team. They’ve quickly caught my vision for performing and touring, and with their new energy and dedication, I’ll be performing a ton of new shows in the US and beyond - wherever people will invite us to play. 

David Breen is the head of 25, and his many years of experience mean more opportunities for you to catch a live show. Here’s some kind words he had to say about our new partnership: 

“Marc Martel is a one of a kind artist and performer.  Over the years, I have seen Marc perform live in various settings and  each time I am reminded just how powerful and moving his voice is.” 

If you are interested in inquiring about my availability for a potential show you can reach them at:  www.25ccm.com

So here’s to the near future, and seeing you soon at a show near you. 

Live at the High Watt digital album goes on Pre-Sale! 



HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! 

In light of so many people sharing my Queen Extravaganza audition video for nearly 9 MILLION new views in the last few days, we’ve been working feverishly to get some new music to your ears. I’m ecstatic to announce that my new album “LIVE AT THE HIGH WATT” is now up for pre-sale on my website.  

This album was recorded live on March 28th of this year in Nashville at a club called the High Watt. It not only includes selections from my album “Impersonator,” but also features two covers: Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” Be the first to get it when it releases June 17th! 

Pre-Buy now early for this June 17th release by going to: 

www.marcmartelmusic.com/store

The Queen Extravaganza - A Night At The Opera UK Tour 2016 Dates Announced! 



Big news for the Fall! What can I say? The UK hearts QE! We are returning this Autumn with a new show featuring "A Night At The Opera" along with some greatest hits selections. Put it on your books, Brits! Can't wait to see you there! 

The Queen Extravaganza - A Night At The Opera UK Tour 2016 Dates: 

Friday 28 October - PLYMOUTH Pavilions 
Saturday 29 October - SALISBURY City Hall 
Monday 31 October - READING Hexagon 
Tuesday 1 November - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange 
Wednesday 2 November - LEICESTER DMH 
Friday 4 November - NEWCASTLE City Hall 
Saturday 5 November - GLASGOW Clyde 
Sunday 6 November - LIVERPOOL Empire 
Tuesday 8 November - MANCHESTER Apollo 
Wednesday 9 November - SHEFFIELD City Hall 
Thursday 10 November - YORK Barbican 
Saturday 12 November - CARDIFF St David’s Hall 
Sunday 13 November - AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre 
Monday 14 November - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall 
Wednesday 16 November - STOKE Victoria Hall 
Friday 18 November - LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 
Saturday 19 November - BIRMINGHAM TSH 
Sunday 20 November - LONDON Eventim Apollo 

Tickets go on general sale April 29th 2016 @ www.seetickets.com

Behind The Scenes from the newest photoshoot 

Excited to get back some of the "behind the scenes" footage from the new photoshoot I just had a few weeks ago.    

Cameras and a drone.....that's next level!!  

Excited to share some of the pictures in the near future. 

Music City Management Signs Marc Martel  



Nashville, TN (March 23, 2016) ---- Josh Petersen, Founder of Music City Management, announced today the signing of Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and formerly the lead singer with the award-winning pop group Downhere. Martel is scheduled to release his long awaited covers album on June 17, 2016, The Covers LP, Vol. 1. The project will feature fan requested songs, such as Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” as well as many more favorites done in Martel’s unique vocal style. Martel will be performing songs from the new record at an upcoming Nashville concert, March 28th at The High Watt, 1 Cannery Row, 8:00 pm CDT.   

"Marc is a top tier entertainer, and one of the best vocalists in the world,” says Petersen. “When you get to experience him singing live, even once, you know there is something unique and special about his talents. I could not be more thrilled to work alongside Martel to share his music with people everywhere."   
     
Petersen launched Music City Management in 2012 and has worked with a variety of clients in Country, Rock, Pop, Christian and Bluegrass. The company’s current roster includes 14 time Grammy winning Bluegrass/Country legend Ron Block, of Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Marc Martel. With the partnership of Petersen, Block formed his own record label, Hogan’s House of Music, that released his fourth and fifth solo projects last year, Hogan’s House of Music, which entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 2 and the holiday album Carter’s Creek Christmas.   

Music City Management also handles consulting for several other clients that includes the Dove Nominated children’s series, Slugs and Bugs, from Randall Goodgame, WCOL radio’s Country Jam, a major annual festival in Central Ohio, and Nashville photographer, Crystal K. Martel.   

About Marc Martel  
Marc Martel was born in Montreal, Canada and his love of music came from his parents. That passion for music followed Martel as he was growing up and came to fruition at Briercrest College and Seminary, where the Christian band Downhere was formed with roommate Jason Germain. Adding two other members, Jeremy Thiessen and Glenn Lavender, the group became based in Nashville, TN and was signed by Word Records and Centricity Music. Downhere released six studio albums, won 24 GMA Canada Covenant Awards, five Juno Awards and one Dove Award, before disbanding in 2012.  

In 2011, Martel’s life took a major turn when his cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” was submitted to the Queen Extravaganza competition by Martel’s wife, and then became a multi-million sensation when posted on YouTube. To this day the video has over 12 million views and the number is still climbing. With his Freddie Mercury looks and vocals, Martel was added to the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band, which led to major media coverage with the Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Idol, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal and Billboard. With the Queen Extravaganza Tour, Martel has toured the U.S., Canada and internationally, while also performing solo for The Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, San Francisco Giants and the Calgary Stampede. Martel lives in the Nashville area with his wife Crystal. www.marcmartelmusic.com.

Don't Stop Me Now  



The director doing my new music video for "Don't Stop Me Now" sent us a still shot today to show us how the editing is coming. 

This is the first song off my new covers album coming this June!

That's A Wrap! 



We wrapped up shooting the music video for,  "Don't Stop Me Now", one of the songs featured on my upcoming covers EP releasing later this spring!

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