Alliance Francaise de Dallas and the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities present Marcel van Dam a musician, singer and songwriter from the Netherlands and France.
Marcel van Dam is a musician, singer and songwriter from the Netherlands and France. He has won many awards for his music including Sacem Young Talent (2007) and First Place for Impul’sons (2010) organized by the French newspaper L’Est Republicain. Marcel has produced three music albums and is in the process of recording his fourth. He has also composed, produced and recorded children’s musicals. Marcel’s music has country, folk and bluesy flavors. His influences include Norah Jones, James Taylor, Harry Sacksioni and Francis Cabrel.
Marcel Van Dam was born in Delft (the Netherlands). At the age of ten he’s got his first stage expérience as well as studio‐, radio‐ and télévision performances and he started to play classical guitar. He moved to France twenty years ago, where he had several first roles in french musicals. After a collaboration with Francis Cabrel (one of the most succesfull french artists of the passed thirty years) Marcel started to write songs in French, using his fine fingerstyle guitar technique. His main influences are James Taylor, Johnny Cash and Norah Jones. In 2011 he moved to New York for one year and performed in famous venues such as The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and Joe's Pub and comes back regularly to perform in the United States. He's got several prizes for his music in the Netherlands and France. In 2008 he created his own children musical with songs on environmental issues. He’s a professional musician since 2002 and is playing gigs in small venues upto big festivals in front of several thousands of people.
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