Marcel Borrack, Ben Mason

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Marcel Borrack, Ben Mason

Marcel Borrack has had a diverse career in music. Fascinated and inspired by broad influences he has always challenged himself to keep developing new skills in technology and production as well as writing and performing in different contexts. He’s released 2 solo albums as a singer songwriter as well as 2 albums with his band minibikes. As a studio and live guitarist he’s played with performers such as Tina Arena, Missy Higgins, Ella Hooper, Dan Warner, Sarah Carroll and Don Walker. As a producer and engineer he’s worked on albums by Ella Hooper, Ruby Gill, Gena Rose Bruce, Jade Imagine, Sarah Carroll and Dan Warner. Marcel has also composed for film and television and worked in many different audio production roles.

The forthcoming album “telecaster diaries” was written and recorded during the 2020 lockdown.

Marcel explains…

With a few recording projects unable to proceed I started to work on my own ideas for an instrumental album. The name Telecaster Diaries came from the concept of writing a musical idea every day, an actual musical diary. I would focus on a thought from the day and try to express it in a musical form. I limited myself to creating these ideas with “Pendlebury” which is the name of my telecaster guitar. I would just sit and play and when I was happy with where it was heading I would immediately start recording, adding bass, organ and percussion to flesh it out. This process was pretty spontaneous and I was usually able to get it all done over the course of an evening. At that point I was super lucky to have my great friend and collaborator Tim Harvey and his partner, drummer Maria Moles on standby to record the drum parts at their home studio in Collingwood. Every time I finished an idea I would send it off to them and a day or so later it would come back with the most incredible drum performances. Maria and Tim knew exactly what to do and they made the whole thing magic. Fast forward to now and I’ve formed a band to play the songs live. The “TD” band is Andy Pap on bass, Al Barden on drums and Peter (sweet) Carolane on the organ and percussion.