Marcel & BEYOND the SUN is an Jazz Quartet, performing shows and concerts they have been well received by many, recorded and heard on many radio and TV shows. There performances have included small to large audiences, corporate events as well as private Jazz Parties. Shows and Concerts are Jazz with a contemporized edge using multimedia and guest vocalists. Marcel, drummer and producer of BEYOND the SUN is available for festivals, private Jazz parties and for profit appearances. The show is 1 to 2 hours in length and has specific themes for seasonal performances as well as for customized events. What makes Marcel and Beyond the Sun special is that their performances have helped raise funds and awareness for non-profit causes across the country.
Recording Artist and Motivational Speaker, Marcel P. Blanchet
While studying at Berklee College of Music, he became involved in and studied Commercial Jingle writing. He began working with the television station WJAR TV 10 in Providence Rhode Island, writing jingle and news intros, and recording commercial spots. This led him down the road to recording drums and percussion for others, including touring and playing drums in the Broadway shows, Ain 't Misbehavin ', Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and ElJohn a Tribute to Elvis. After moving to Florida and getting involved with CBS and the Miami sound in the early 1980s, he started recording and performing with CBS recording artist, Richard Williams and MCA recording artist Tony Chance. Working with Eddie Fisher, the Ink Spots, The Platters and playing shows, night clubs, concert halls and going on the road touring with many touring acts and shows. Marcel landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continued recording jingles, Radio and TV commercials sound tracks and production music used in documentaries and corporate presentations and started to work with SONY Tree Productions, " I was recording for songwriters who wanted to land their own recording deals". Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, works include Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack and Blake Shelton and many others.
Marcel is now in demand as a drum clinician motivational speaker.
Endorsed by Zildjian Cymbals, PEACE drums and percussion he is known as an expert in the field, he demonstrates new drum and percussion products and uses his drumming skills to motivate his audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. Sharing his story and lessons learned with audiences of all ages, he strengthens attitudes and helps build creativity.