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.marcellk1.jpg

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 The Bands".

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 three years.

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. 



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