Marc Farre

Accoustic guitar
photograph by 

Ricky Restiano

“Intense and truly fantastic. Secret Symphony is a fabulous collection of songs.”
—Bob Boilen, host of NPR's All Songs Considered


Brooklyn Rail, February 2011 — Kate Silver

Marc Farre has that certain something. Over four records Farre has mixed downtown creative spark with classic folk songwriting, adding accomplished jazz guitar to his dark storytelling. A well-trained croon and a presence that Leonard Cohen would be proud of.

Time Out New York, April 13, 2011

Singer-songwriter Marc Farre drizzles his super-deep vocals over rustic, Giant Sand–style arrangements, often singing in French. Arty, yep, but pretty good, too.

All Music Guide (An AMG Album Pick, 3.5 Stars) — William Ruhlmann

In the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. A throaty voice, and a kinetic band behind him. Impressionistic words, sung with conviction. Compelling.

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Suffolk ‘n’ Cool, November 11, 2009 — Peter Clitheroe, legendary UK podcaster

Phenomenally good music. Driving rhythms underpinned by intelligent writing & artful presentation.
Just brilliant.

The Aquarian, April 15, 2011 — Dejon Turner

Marc Farre’s songs will penetrate your brain and remain there for as long as you try to forget them. His haunting voice and quirky composition skills give these songs an ethereal quality.

The Journal News (Gannett Newspapers), Dec. 12, 2010 — Mary Lynn Mitcham

Dark, hypnotic, intensely soulful. One Hand on the Night is the musical equivalent of an art-house film.

The Listening Room (NY music blog), December 4, 2009 — Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

Unique art-folk music, laced with a deep, resonant voice and European influences. It’s not often a musician emerges with such a distinct style.

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