Marc Martel of Ultimate Queen Celebration Announces Involvement in Queen Biopic

It’s official! Marc Martel–the man behind Ultimate Queen Celebration—took to Instagram to announce that his voice will be featured in the forthcoming Queen biopic–Bohemian Rhapsody.

“Vague posts on my socials about clandestine trips to London, and selfies from Abbey Road Studios over the last year and a half, have perhaps been subtle hints to what some of you have already figured out,” he wrote. “I’m so happy to finally officially announce my involvement in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film, Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Martel–who recently rocked the Great Grove Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ–is a YouTube sensation known for pitch perfect renditions of Queen’s music. Martel’s voice will be mixed with the late Freddie Mercury and actor Rami Malek, who will portray Mercury in the film.

“It’s no secret that many of you have patiently waited for this for decades now, and I couldn’t be more excited for you to finally see what Queen, alongside the very best in the movie-making world… and me (!!!!), have been up to,” he wrote.

Martel first came to Queen’s attention after his cover of “Somebody to Love” went viral. Queen drummer Roger Taylor reached out to him asking if he would be interested in joining the Queen tribute band. He accepted, and the rest is history.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released Nov. 2.

Ladies and gentlemen, big news. In fact, some of the biggest news of my professional career, which, until just very recently, has been kept secret. Vague posts on my socials about clandestine trips to London, and selfies from Abbey Road Studios over the last year and a half, have perhaps been subtle hints to what some of you have already figured out. I’m so happy to finally officially announce my involvement in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film, Bohemian Rhapsody. Back in December 2016, we received a call from GK Films, asking if I’d consider lending my voice to the movie. It was a little surreal getting that first call, as it was something I’d often daydreamed about. Like, “What if…?” – and then it actually happens! It has seriously been one of the best experiences of my life so far, and I’m so relieved to finally share it with you all. Now in the post-production phase, the film’s singing aspects will feature a mix of Freddie Mercury’s voice, my voice, and that of Rami Malek, who is playing the role of Freddie. All of this is being synergistically arranged into a seamless, immersive experience of the life of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, brought to the big screen. It’s no secret that many of you have patiently waited for this for decades now, and I couldn’t be more excited for you to finally see what Queen, alongside the very best in the movie-making world… and me (!!!!), have been up to. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see that Bohemian Rhapsody goes from just fantasy to real life [cue groans] November 2nd, all over North America. Hooray! #bohemianrhapsody #queen

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Earlier this month, Martel discussed his career with 1071 The Boss mid-day host Michele Amabile, where he alluded to his work at Abbey Road as well as a forthcoming CD of Queen covers. Check it out below:

Marc Martel! The Ultimate Queen Celebration is tonight at The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove!

Posted by 107.1 The Boss on Saturday, July 14, 2018