Marc Brattin, Lafayette native and life-long musician, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss his band Foundry’s upcoming concert on November 27, 2021, as well as his career journey.
Marc started playing drums at age 12 and moved to Dallas at 17 to join a rock band with the encouragement of his mother. He has been successfully working in music ever since as a songwriter and drummer.
He also serves as producer, promoter, manager, and booking agent for his band, Foundry, who will be performing at the Cajundome Convention Center Saturday, November 27. The event will also stream live. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.foundryrocks.com or on Ticketmaster.
Foundry is an American Hard Rock Band featuring Marc Brattin’s (drummer) along with his bandmates Chris Lorio (guitar), Niko Gemini (bass player), and Mark Boals (singer). Marc founded the band eight years ago and it is his “baby,” a labor of love, which he describes as having a borderline heavy metal sound with great guitar and hard-hitting drums. The band writes its own music and features melodic vocals, “not screaming.”
The band also enjoys doing “remakes” of popular hits from Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”) and Pink Floyd (“Money”) in keeping with Las Vegas themes, where the band is based. At the November 27th concert, they will unveil their latest remake featuring one of the most popular songs recorded by the Bee Gees.
Foundry was organized by Marc Brattin eight years ago and features a hard rock sound akin to Metallica and Black Sabbath. With melodic singing, hard-hitting drums, and great guitar, their sound typically attracts people in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Foundry is appearing at the Cajundome Convention Center on November 27, 2021.
Local sports fans will enjoy Foundry performing the National Anthem at both the UL-Lafayette Basketball game at 11 AM followed by UL-Lafayette football’s last game of the season at 3PM. Marc promises it will be delivered in the traditional format with four-part harmony and will showcase the band’s singing talent.
“Follow your dream and do what you want to do. Just do it. Peers, parents, and mentors will guide you and steer you, so take all that in. They have good advice for you. Being broke just isn’t cool, so be responsible. But do what you want; you only live once. You’ll be happy.” Marc Brattin
Marc shares how there were no opportunities for hard rock musicians in Lafayette when he was coming up. Today’s musicians can record in their bedroom and it comes out pretty good. But to bring a song to the radio, brand it with a video, artists still must go into a proper studio to record it “for real.” The bar is still high for releasing a song. “Mp3’s just don’t cut it. If you want to be real, you have to go for real.”
Marc also serves as Entertainment Director for FACET, an executive coaching firm founded in Lafayette LA, offering services across the U. S.
We thank Marc Brattin for sharing his story and look forward to a fun concert by Foundry on November 27, 2021, Thanksgiving weekend!