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Listen To Marc Martel Sing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (It’s Worth It)

December 24, 2015

Marc Martel is the lead singer of the band, Downhere. He has an amazing voice. So good that when Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor was putting together a Queen tribute band, Martel got the gig. (And you can certainly hear some Freddie Mercury in Martel’s voice and style.)

A couple weeks ago, Martel released a phenomenal version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel (below). Last year, just prior to Christmas, he released O, Holy Night, also below.

Really not much else to say. The man has talent.

That and Merry Christmas.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Marc Martel

O Holy Night – Marc Martel


Downhere – How Many Kings Reimagined

December 7, 2014

Downhere is a Canadian Christian band formed by Marc Martel and Jason Germain while in bible college in Saskatchewan back in 2000. They’ve released several records including a 2010 Christmas CD, Songs For Christmas. I featured the tune How Many Kings last year — it’s a tremendous tune. There is a second version of the tune on the record, titled How Many Kings – Re-imagined. The second version has a completely different vibe, making it much more of a worship song than the original . I’m featuring it tonight.

How Many Kings Re-Imagined

Here’s an acoustic version of How Many Kings

Downhere – How Many Kings (outstanding tune)

December 22, 2013

Downhere is a Canadian Christian rock band found by a guy named Marc Martel (more on him in a second). They’ve released six records since their debut in 2001. In 2009, Downhere released a very good Christmas record, “How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas.” I’ll feature two from that record tonight (good stuff).

As I mentioned, Marc Martel was the band’s founder and also writes or co-writes their original songs (they do some covers). A few years ago, tired of bad tribute bands, the remaining members of the band Queen, decided to sanction an official Queen cover band and send them out on “The Queen Extravaganza Tour. Well, Marc Martel auditioned for the part of lead singer Freddie Mercury via youtube (below). Not only does he have the pipes, he looks like Mercury. And, well, he won.

In between tours for the Queen Extravaganza, Martel has released a new record, titled simply, “Martel.”

How Many Kings – Downhere (this is a tremendous tune)

What Child Is This – Downhere

Somebody To Love Marc Martel’s Queen Tribute Video

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