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Life & Work with Davonyea Marcel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Davonyea Marcel.

Hi Davonyea, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Man, I used to be extremely shy, my social anxiety was through the roof. I was known as a person of one word & could rarely ever hold any type of eye contact, didn’t matter who it was (family, friends, etc.) & after dealing with it for years, I got sick of it, sick of missing out on meeting new people, enjoying & thriving in group settings, all of that. I finally reached a point where I just started saying “f*ck it” before I could get in my own head & stop myself from trying something new. Consistency is one of my favorite words.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Absolutely not. The 405 when it’s most congested is a more fitting description of how the road has been. I’ve had to get past issues of doubting myself, and hating my voice to the point to where when I would record and playback songs I made, I’d end up deleting them from being in my head too much. Another obstacle was/is finding a balance between working hard enough to afford rent/bills but also finding the energy & motivation to still go record after 12-hour shifts, but I mean, I wouldn’t be WHO I am without music so… I was gonna get it done regardless.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a Recording Artist/Songwriter and actor. Music wise I record my original songs as well as remixes all in my car studio (I used to hate being in the studio with other people, so I created my own, in my car) & the reaction to it has been amazing. I also have done commercials for Nike, Walmart, & Chase to name a few.

I feel like consistency is what sets me apart, regardless of how difficult and discouraging times can be, you gotta press through and show up every time!

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
The music industry is an interesting place, I’m not exactly sure where IT’S going in the next 5-10 years, I just know where it will be, I’ll be there at the top of it.

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