Marvin Dee Band is an acoustic pop-rock band from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The band combines frontman 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 Linnets’ five-part country vocal harmonies.
Their 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 Dee Band wants to return to the basics. Honest, real music, where what you see is what you get, and everything you hear is performed live.
Last year the band released their first album recorded live in one of the country’s most prominent small venues, Paradiso, Amsterdam. Marvin’s incredible vocal range and ability have earned him quite a reputation in the Netherlands, and the bands impeccable live vocal harmonies have made them one of the fastest rising stars in the country! Now they are returning with their debut studio album and ready to take to world by storm.
Mavin Dee Band has started a new chapter. The band took refuge inside their own musical sanctuary in the GAM studio’s (a small cabin-style studio built by the famous La Chapelle studio’s where most famously Marvin Gaye recorded his final studio album Midnight Love) in the Belgian Ardennes. The Album was appropriately named “Changes”, after a song that didn’t end up making the final cut, but best encompasses the story of the album none the less.
Changes is about a band who no longer lets other people tell them what to do. It’s about growing up and making choices. About looking forward and daring to take a step back. About prosperity and adversity. But mostly, it’s about overcoming the voices (inside your head and in your surroundings) that tell you you’re not good enough, and finding your own way.
The album will be released early 2019, accompanied by a documentary film about the band’s journey towards making this album.
The first single “Bolt Everything Down” is out now.