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Whole Notes celebrates one-year anniversary with 100th post, top 20 interviews

posted by Chad Bonham

Hard to believe that 370 days ago, Whole Notes: Inside The Christian Music Industry launched via Beliefnet.com. Before this column, I had written about Christian music for several years. My first published article was a CCM review of Whiteheart’s 1990 […]

Marc Martel chosen to play Freddie Mercury in Queen Extravaganza

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! After an international search, Downhere lead singer Marc Martel was selected to portray Freddie Mercury in next year’s highly anticipated Queen Extravaganza tour. Martel famously blew up the internet with his You […]

Downhere lead singer Marc Martel brings unexpected acclaim to church performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends About four years ago, Downhere lead singer Marc Martel fronted a special performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” along with the worship band at Renaissance Church in Summit, New Jersey. Little did anyone […]

Downhere lead singer Marc Martel talks to Whole Notes about going viral, appearing on “Ellen” and sounding like Queen’s Freddie Mercury

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! If you haven’t heard about Marc Martel—the latest YouTube sensation—you are increasingly becoming a part of the minority among Internet users. Check out this video in case you haven’t seen the incredible […]

Previous Posts

A conversation with NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer Bear Rinehart
Bear and Bo Rinheart’s lives could have gone a lot of different directions. Bear was a star football player at

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait
Watching Michael Tait backstage before a performance with The Newsboys is a fascinating experience.

posted 5:15:54pm Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with recording artist and The Voice contestant Anthony Evans
Sustaining an eight-year music career under the radar is quite the impressive feat these days. It’s difficult to last in a cutthroat business where, even within the Christian industry, longevity is always hard to come by. But somehow, Anthony Evans managed to record six albums between 2004 and 201

posted 2:00:55am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Exclusive video interview with Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli
On Tuesday, April 22nd, Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli releases her third studio album If We're Honest. In preparation for the upcoming project, Whole Notes is exclusively premiering a video interview as the Grammy-nominated artist talks about her new music. Battistelli is fresh

posted 11:15:09am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Documentary to feature American Idol songwriter Regie Hamm
Music video director and veteran celebrity photographer Devin Pense is embarking on a unique journey as he attempts to tell the story of his good friend Regie Hamm in the documentary One More Song. For the average music fan, Hamm's name may not be terribly familiar. But to those within the industry,

posted 7:00:49pm Nov. 22, 2013 | read full post »


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