Out of Los Angeles, California, Marcel Riesco has been performing the rock and roll circuit for years now with acclaimed success, and his voice is often compared to the one of a young Roy Orbison.
Apart from doing his dynamic rockin’ show with his own material, and due to this eerie similarity to Roy’s early voice, he has appeared at several Roy Orbison tributes. His resume includes performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Week to Roy Orbison, sharing the bill with The Crickets (Buddy Holly’s band), Raul Malo (The Mavericks), the late Glen Campbell, Billy Burnette (Rockabilly legend Johnny Burnette’s nephew) and more; the Arizona State University’s Roy Orbison Celebration in which Roy’s wife Barbara was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Roy; and the 20th Annual Roy Orbison Festival in Wink, Texas, sharing the bill with Roy’s oldest son, Wesley. Marcel has also performed “In Dreams – The Roy Orbison Story” in Australia, to sold-out crowds, and thrilled major rock and roll and rockabilly festivals worldwide (see condensed list below), with a nomination for Best Rockabilly Male at the Ameripolitan Music Awards (Memphis, Tennessee) in 2017 and 2019 to boot.
Marcel is an energetic singer, a prolific songwriter and guitar player, and he has developed a unique sound with his own material. A debut solo LP, “A Record Date With Marcel Riesco,” received amazing reviews and the very anticipated follow up, “All Shades of Blue,” has further proved the point: Marcel’s velvet vocals, paired with grand studio production reminiscing to the big Nashville Sound is a winning combination! – “All Shades of Blue” is available now through your favorite record dealer or download platform.
If we had to describe his sound: 1950s rock and roll, late 1950s teen pop hit parade, and rockabilly would sum it up. “Listen to how they laugh and love, cry and try, swing and sway in Teen Town, USA.” And of course, the unmistakable touch of Roy Orbison.