New talent in the family
As Marc Daley's mellow, emotion-filled voice resonates through The Daily Examiner office, female staff members strain their necks to see who the man with the voice is.
The laid-back musician is having a photo taken for this article and has broken into Bob Marley classic No Woman, No Cry.
Accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, Marc is a natural singer - not surprising given that Troy Cassar-Daley is his cousin and music certainly seems to run in his family.
Originally from South Grafton, Marc now lives in Coffs harbour but is keen to bring his music to the Clarence Valley as often as possible.
A few weeks ago he performed at the Grafton Hotel to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.
Although he's played music for many years, Marc's only recently started getting serious about it. He's written quite a few original songs which he mixes with a selection of covers.
He said he likes playing easy-listening classics like the Eagles and Neil Young, as well as dusting off some not-often heard tracks from musicians like Dobie Gray and Merle Haggart.
Marc's own creations are either written 'from the heart' or about growing up on the southside.
You can hear Marc's music when he plays tomorrow night at the Good Intent Hotel on Armidale Road, South Grafton. He said he also plays requests if people want to write it on a slip of paper and hand it to him.
Other than that, he said he loves playing live and couldn't wait to put on a show.
“It's good fun. Someone once said that music was their drug of choice, and I like that,” he said.
“When I get up there and look into the crowd and see people having a good time, it's worth more than a million bucks.”
The gig will start about 8pm and entry is free.
“Someone once said that music was their drug of choice, and I like that.”