Marc Martel (born November 16, 1976) is a Canadian Christian rock musician. He was born in Montreal, Canada, to father Michel Martel and mother Barbara Beresford Martel. He attended Briercrest College and Seminary in Saskatchewan, where he formed the band Downhere with his roommate Jason Germain and a few friends in 1999.
Aside from his own work, Martel is known for his Queen covers, and his vocal likeness to Freddie Mercury.
Downhere developed their sound while touring on behalf of Briercrest College. After four years of college, the band relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where they signed with Word Records. Downhere went on to win multiple Juno Awards, Covenant Awards and a Dove Award. They released 10 albums, including On the Altar of Love, before going on hiatus effective January 1, 2013.