Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, has signed with Music City Management. The announcement was made by Josh Peterson, who founded the management company in 2012.
A Nashville resident, Martel will release a new album, The Covers LP, Vol. 1, on June 17. He will perform songs from the project on Mon., March 28, at The High Watt at 8 p.m. 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.”
“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.”
In addition to Martel, the company’s roster includes Grammy–winning multi-instrumentalist Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station.
Martel is the former lead singer of Christian pop band Downhere, which disbanded four years ago. In 2011, Martel’s 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.
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