STURGEON BAY, Wisc.-- In the
summer of 1974 there was a lot of guitar playing going on at the Clipper City Motel
in Manitowoc Wisconsin. Between the brothers of Pierre, George, and little Marcel, there
was much to be learned, and played.
As the years amd instruments
accumulated, the youngest of the brothers, Marcel, also learned the piano, recorder,
flute, and hamonica through his family and by just messing around with the instruments.
After spending a few years in the army, in
1983 Marcel returned to Wisconsin and joined his brother John in Madison. John, the oldest
brother of the family, who was living and working in Madison in 1974, worked with Marcel
on the folk and classical methods of guitar playing for almost two years before Marcel
would depart Madison to join "YAZZ," the band that second older
brother George had started in 1980, and had been the winner of the "WAPL Battle Of
Marcel worked in every aspect of the
practical function of the band while it was touring full time on the road. From doing the
complete five keyboard set up to learning the intricate complexities of tuning and playing
a one of a kind Fretless Fender "P.J." bass.
Like all good things must, the "YAZZ"
experience came to an end with the raising of the drinking age.
Marcel worked on all styles of music and
guitar playing, also acquiring an American made, neck through body, natural Koa
wood B.C. Rich fretless Warlock bass (complete with Kahler tremelo).
Playing this bass in "Sender," a Madison based cover rock band,
Marcel recieved good reviews from both local musicians and bands like the "Pat
Travers Band", for which Sender had opened.
Moving back to Manitowoc and then on to
Green Bay, Marcel participated in several small projects (KUMETand Black
Forrest), did some recording, and just a lot of jamming. Working with Andy
Stefonek, Marcel formed the beginnings of the "Fine Line"
band. Playing first guitar, and then bass, Marcel worked gigs and played on demos for over
In 1993 Marcel moved to Door County
and began to work on several long term projects with life long friend and brother in law
John Berglund. Marcel worked with Sturgeon Bay cover rock band "Jetlag"
and then formed a short project by the name of the "Tone Sharks." But
changing styles and influences brought about original music of a style that did not
fit with the formats of these bands. Writing and storing away music for
the last several years, Marcel has tried to write music that will apply to all
walks of life and all age groups.