Duckbear is a pseudonym of Marcel Flendrie, a hobbyist musician/guitarist/artist from the Netherlands. His music is mostly instrumental; mainly a guitar and/or piano based intuitive blend of pop, jazz, classical, funk, blues, rock and minimal music. His artwork comprises of drawings, graphic design (iPhone cases, Tee’s), photo’s and an incidental poem.
Marcel was born on 18 december 1970 and got his first guitar at the age of nine from the joyous, white-bearded man that we all know (..the one wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs). Until the age of 12 he followed some lessons to learn the basics of the 6-string. Over time Marcel has been playing mostly for personal fun. Only more recently he has started recording and posting his music on the net.
Musical likes and influences (to name a few…): Hendrix, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Peppers, Santana, Bowie, Deus, Gilmour, Prince, Jeff Buckley, Keith Jarrett, Bach, Neil Young, Zappa, Miles Davis, Traffic, Van Morrison, Sly and the family stone, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Ry Cooder, Paco de Lucia, Steven Wilson.