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It’s official: today the line up was announced for the Queen Extravaganza tour, and Downhere’s Marc Martel has officially made the band! Whooohooo! Marc became an internet sensation when his YouTube audition went viral with more than 4 million views, earning […]

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Marc Martel, singer/songwriter and member of the Christian rock band Downhere, has moved on to the second round in the Queen Extravaganza competition. Along with Marc, his brother David Martel and Downhere bandmate Glenn Lavender also moved on. Whoo hoo! The […]

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 Marc Martel, lead vocalist for the Christian rock band Downhere, was honored last night at the MTV O Awards 2 where fans across the country voted him the winner of Best Fan Cover for his rendition of  Queen’s “Somebody To […]

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  This just in: after a heavy fan write-in campaign, Downhere’s Marc Martel has just been added as a nominee for the MTV O Awards 2 in the Best Fan Cover category for his YouTube.com video audition of “Somebody To Love” for […]

Downhere’s Marc Martel appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, and fans are raving about his performance. Mostly, about how much he sounds like Freddy Mercury, which is a good thing since he’s getting all of this attention for his […]

So the Marc Martel frenzy has heated up a few hundred degrees. With his audition for the Queen Extravaganza reaching 3.3 million views in less than a week, a profile in the WSJ.com, and music fans in Japan falling in […]

Seriously. This is the most cool thing that’s happened in Christian music in a long time. Marc Martel’s audition tape for the Queen Extravaganza hasn’t just captivated fans. The Wall Street Journal online did a story today on Marc. Whoo hoo! […]

The guys in the band Downhere are some of my most favorite people in Christian music, so I just had to share this with you: As part of this year’s celebration of Queen’s 40th anniversary, Queen drummer/songwriter/singer Roger Taylor is […]

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