Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist
Marcell presents a smooth crooning style, yet powerful voice. Marcells dynamic and enchanting personality can quickly captivate his audience.
For close to 50 years Marcell has established himself as a household name when it comes to black male vocalists in Nova Scotia. Marcell presents a smooth crooning style, yet powerful voice. Marcells dynamic and enchanting personality can quickly captivate his audience. Recognizing his passion for singing, his parents, the late Rev. and Mrs. Calvin Symonds enrolled him into the Maritime Conservatory of Music when he was nine years old. Marcell excelled and over the next 7 years received his diploma for voice honors, while he continued to sing in church collectively as well as a soloist.
Marcell was chosen as one of only four Nova Scotians selected to perform at the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, which was held in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. Marcell experienced a trip of a lifetime and everlasting memories performing in the “Motherland”. Marcell continues to receive unlimited invitations to entertain as an announcer, emcee, jingle singer, lead singer for bands as well as a soloist. His versatility in all genres and his contagious energy are a delight! Marcell is also a member and soloist with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir.
To his credit, Marcell boasts a gospel CD “Just a Closer Walk” (Sharp 5 Productions), and has an acoustical project underway. Marcell looks forward with an uncontrollable enthusiasm as he continues to warm the hearts of all who hear him sing.