Rock band

Marc Brattin, Foundry Rock Band, performing at Thanksgiving Lafayette weekend 2021

Marc Brattin, a Lafayette native and longtime musician, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss his band Foundry’s upcoming concert on November 27, 2021, as well as his professional journey.

Marc started playing drums at age 12 and moved to Dallas at age 17 to join a rock band with encouragement from his mother. Since then he has worked successfully in music as a songwriter and drummer.

He is also a producer, promoter, manager and booking agent for his band, Foundry, which will be performing at the Cajundome Convention Center on Saturday, November 27. The event will also be broadcast live. Tickets can be purchased at Or on Ticketmaster.

Foundry is an American hard rock group with Marc Brattin (drummer) as well as his comrades Chris Lorio (guitar), Niko Gemini (bassist) and Mark Boals (singer). Marc founded the band eight years ago and it’s his “baby”, a labor of love, which he describes as having a borderline heavy metal sound with excellent guitar and punchy drums. The group writes their own music and features melodic, “no screaming” vocals.

The group also enjoys doing “remakes” of popular hits by Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”) and Pink Floyd (“Money”) in keeping with the themes of Las Vegas, where the group is based. During the concert on November 27, 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 offers a hard rock sound close to Metallica and Black Sabbath. With melodic vocals, punchy drums, and excellent guitar, their sound generally appeals to people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Foundry appears at the Cajundome Convention Center on November 27, 2021.

Local sports fans will enjoy Foundry performing the national anthem during the UL-Lafayette basketball game at 11 a.m., followed by the final UL-Lafayette football game of the season at 3 p.m. Marc promises that it will be delivered in the traditional format with a four-part harmony and showcase the group’s singing talent.

“Follow your dream and do whatever you want to do. Do it. Peers, parents, and mentors will guide and guide you, so take all of that into account. They have great advice for you. Being broke is no way. not cool, so be responsible. But do what you want; you only live once. You will be happy. Marc Brattin

Marc says that there were no opportunities for hard rock musicians in Lafayette when he was going up. Musicians today can record in their rooms and the result is quite good. But to bring a song to the radio, to tag it with a video, artists always have to go to an appropriate studio to record it “for real”. The bar is still high to release a song. “MP3s just don’t cut it. If you want to be real you have to go for real.

Marc is also Director of Entertainment for FACET, an executive coaching company founded in Lafayette LA, offering services across the United States.

We thank Marc Brattin for sharing his story and look forward to a fun Foundry concert on November 27, 2021, Thanksgiving weekend!