Hi, I'm Marcel, I'm a guitar player, producer and arranger. I love what I do and I love working with people, working together with someone else always takes me places I couldn't get to on my own.
I've worked on countless records, shows, film and TV spots in a variety of musical styles. My most extensive experience is with Pop/Rock, Brazilian music (I’m from Brazil), groove-based music and Jazz. Aside from guitar playing I help people produce music (from conception to finished product) and arrange (I write for/contract/record strings and winds, groups with different combinations of instruments).
My notable credits: For a "video resume" go to my YouTube MeMarcelf, under playlists there are videos of my participation on most of my bigger jobs. I've been with Michael Bublé for over 6 years - through his band we worked on a record with Van Morrison and worked along side Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, and others on a number of TV shows. Outside of Bublé my past/current clients include Sergio Mendes, Herb Alpert, Macy Gray, Tom Harrell, Gretchen Parlato, Missy Higgins, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (in his group we've done projects with Bilal, Seu Jorge, Shuggie Otis, etc). I'm the featured nylon guitarist on the TV show "Dexter," season 1, I also play 7-string guitar and cavaquinho on the films Rio 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. I have a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Gibson ES 135
- Gibson SG
- Fender Strat
- Martin Steel String Acoustic
- João Batista custom Brazilian 7-string guitar and 5-string cavaquinho
- Gitane (gypsy Jazz guitar)
- Eastman Jazz Box
- Lap Steel
- Baritone electric
- AKG 314
- Logic X
Terms of Service
I can deliver guitar tracks within 5 days, arrangements within 7, full production tracks within two weeks. Prices vary depending on complexity (# of parts, length of music, # of revisions).