During a recent interview with ‘ SiriusXM,’ singer Marc Martel, who voiced Rami Malek’s singing parts in the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ talked about the movie, and he revealed very bizarre experience he had with Queen drummer, Roger Taylor.
He revealed the details of his singing part in Freddie Mercury’s biopic named ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and also explained how he was involved in the project.
Here’s what Marc Martel said:
“I was one of the voices of Freddie Mercury, I was in a Christian rock band [Downhere] for, like, 13 years.
And pretty much when we started back in 2001, I immediately started getting people coming to me every single show saying, ‘You know who you sound like?’
And I thought it was just gonna be a fun karaoke thing and amount to not much more than that, but in 2011, Roger Taylor, the drummer of Queen, decided he was gonna start his own official tribute band.
And I got wind of it through a friend of mine here in town and I thought, ‘Why not?’ And I auditioned for it, and the audition went viral. Ever since then, I’ve been kind of performing Queen.”
“Since I’ve had a relationship with Queen for, like, eight years now…
Actually, really early on, Queen’s manager Jim Beach said, ‘You know, we’re in talks for this movie we’re going to make about the Freddie and the band. And in case we ever needed some vocal work, we’d love to give you a call whenever that gets green-lighted.’
And I thought, ‘Well, that sounds really cool, but if I don’t know anything about movies like this, they’re kind of like passion projects.’ And I knew that probably it’s going to be in a few years, and sure enough it was.
In 2016, I finally got the call, like, ‘Yeah, we got the actor, we got the director, the script and we’re ready to go, we’d love for you to be involved.'”
Marc also mentioned a very interesting experience with Roger Taylor. He said:
“He knows better not to do that. [Laughs] That’s, like, the worst thing you can do for a singer, like, ‘Hey, monkey, dance!’
But the first time that I sang for him, just to watch his face, it’s really strange. It’s really weird, and I don’t know anyone else who has this, when they sing it’s like reminding someone of their very best friend, it’s an awesome, yet awkward situation.
And it’s happened many times, obviously. He loved Freddie a lot, and just to watch him kind of tear up just from hearing my voice is a very bizarre experience. The first time was in the last round of auditions for the tribute band – I did ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and a song called ‘One Vision.'”
Click here for the source of the statement.