Golden Driller/ Marvin Dee/ Aya Ishida/ Natalie Dietz at TF
Marvin is the frontman, singer and composer for the Dutch up-and-coming acoustic pop-rock band named after him: Marvin Dee Band. The band combines Marvin’s background in musical theatre with a rocky edge, finding a middle ground somewhere between Freddy Mercury’s dramatic vocals, Dave Matthews Band’s complex Americana jams, JJ Grey’s Southern gospel soul, and The Common Linnets’ five-part country vocal harmonies.
Marvin’s music therefore does not lend itself well to be labelled, and continues to surprise audiences across the Netherlands. In an industry currently dominated by synthesizers, auto-tune and computerized pop-sounds, Marvin and his band want to return to the basics. Honest, real music, where what you see is what you get, and everything you hear is performed live.
This year, the band released their first album, recorded live in one of the country’s most prominent small venues, Paradiso, Amsterdam. Currently the band is engaged in a crowdfunding campaign to fund their debut studio album, to be recorded in the summer of 2018.
Marvin’s incredible vocal range and ability have earned him quite a reputation in the Netherlands, and now he’s coming to America for the first time to win the hearts of this most hard to please audience yet.
Influences/Sounds Like: Dave Matthews Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Common Linnets, Sting, Freddy Mercury, Michael Jackson