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Born in Heidelburg, Germany to American parents (a Mexican father, and a Korean mother), Marc Munoz began
playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after moving to the United States, more specifically the Boston, MA area. His
early guitar playing was mired in tireless rehearsing, and musical motivation, playing as most young musicians did, in
garage bands with local friends.
Marc’s first serious musical undertakings were as lead guitarist in the proto-hardcore band called Foundation. Based
out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, the explosive, heavy band practiced and gigged around the area. Marc was lead
guitarist in the band from 95-96. Foundation’s musical, historical importance was in the band’s innovations of early
Hardcore and Rap-Rock music. Long before most of the nation was enveloped in the two musical scenes, Foundation
was laying just what it’s name suggests; a musical foundation for the Hardcore movement. The innovative, and
explosive band, like many of rock’s innovative bands, exploded from within itself, and was disbanded by Marc’s second
year with the band.
The blues, and a lot of groove-oriented guitar playing had started influencing Marc at about this time. He also started
playing bass in this period, lending his multi-talented skills to several local groove-based, Rap-Rock bands. One of
which, The Fee Punk Experience, was the first band Marc would work with, with keyboardist/vocalist Danny Bedrosian
(currently the main keyboardist for George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic, Children of Production, The Soular System,
Secret Army, and many other bands). The group won a local battle of the bands, and then promptly disappeared from
the scene. All along this period, Marc was under the tutelage of the master guitar-technician Rob “Nut” Winters, who
had worked for Cream, The Allman Brothers, and various work for Aerosmith in Massachusetts. From Nut, Marc
learned much in both guitar playing and guitar maintenance, as well as music professionalism. After moving through
some more projects, Marc rejoined Bedrosian in the monster-funk outfit Sweet Motha’ Child.
Marc’s period with SMC lasted from July, 1998-Feb 2000, and then again from Sept 2001-July 2003. He contributed as
one of the lead guitarists, and also as a key songwriting contributor, occasional bassist, onetime cover artist, and
constant virtuoso. His searing leads, chunky rhythm parts, and general arranging abilities (he, Bedrosian, drummer
Chris Monty, guitarist Josh Baribeau and a small handful of others wrote dozens of songs together) were all a powerful
part of the SMC vibe. In his early first interim period, he and Bedrosian produced a jolly, rollicking set of all-improvised
jams called The Cloudquakers, which saw some minor gigging. Marc and Bedrosian did everything on the album, and
this included some drumming chores for Munoz as well, which even further cemented his multi-faceted musical abilities.
In the second interim period from SMC, Marc honed his craft even further, and co-founded (with other former and
present SMC members) Dr. Sloptapus, which was a five-piece, Rock-Funk unit, with tight rhythms and sweeping,
masterful melodic ideas, was both strong as an instrumental and vocally based band. The band recorded a debut
album, and did a lot of regional gigging. Some of Munoz and Bedrosian’s earlier Cloudquaker creations were sent
down with Bedrosian to the woods of rural north Florida, when he was recording his first P-Funk sessions prior to his
being hired into the band. Some of Marc and Bedrosian’s work included work with former Right Said Fred songwriter
and guitarist Rob Manzoli, P-Funk members Jerome Rodgers, Kendra Foster, engineer Dwayne Dungey, and Clinton’s
son Tracey Lewis.
Eventually the idea came in to place that SMC and Dr. Sloptapus combine and unite as one band, since all the
members played together anyway. In an event not seen on the same mindset since George Clinton and Co. in the 70’s,
the two bands gigged separately AND together, as the same band, for whichever situation presented itself. Marc
played in both bands, as they swept the Northeast, as the only real Funk band at the time; The combined Sloptachild
played both the Rock and the Hip Hop circuit; both hippies, and fraternity brothers; and it seemed they appealed even
more to everyone in-between. The band did a couple major Northestern tours in both club and college circuits, and
sold thousands of CDs, and attracted thousands of fans. Their longest and most heavily attented concert (at University
of New Hampshire’s record largest rally of all time in the university’s history) was filled out into the streets of campus
and frat row with 4,500 screaming fans, and lasted a whopping nine and a half hours.
Upon the band’s slow demise, Munoz, Bedrosian, and SMC horn section director Adam Trull moved to Tallahassee, FL
to get session work with the P-Funk camp, which at the time had one of the organization’s major studios. Marc moved
intermittently between New England and Florida at this time, doing some session work in the studio, and playing in P-
Funker Jerome Rodger’s Rock n Roll band The Church of High Voltage. Marc did some gigging with this band which
also included P-Funk and Bootsy’s Rubberband member Robert “Peanut” Johnson. Marc also did guitar parts on a
song that ended up on Electrofunkadelica by original 4-Non-Blondes guitarist and current P-funk contributor Shaunna
Hall. The song in various incarnations also included Jerome Rodgers, George Clinton, Robert Peanut Johnson, and
At this time, Munoz reconvened with a revived Dr. Sloptapus based in Tallahassee, and did some gigging. He also
recorded some drum programs and guitar parts on Bedrosian’s debut solo album Som’n Fierce, which sold up to a
thousand copies in it’s first year, and featured other former SMC members, as well as P-Funker legends like Garry
Shider, Clip Payne, Rodgers and Lige Curry. Some of the works Munoz contributed on were played at the Greek
Theater before the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performance on the 50th Anniversary of George Clinton’s work in the music
business spectacular in September, 2005.
Upon another return to New England, after the second Sloptapus disbanded, Marc joined ranks with Bedrosian again in
Secret Army, which also includes Dewayne “Blackbyrd” Mcknight (guitarist from P-Funk, Brides of Funkenstein, Herbie
Hancock’s Headhunters, Miles Davis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers), P-Funk bassist Lige Curry, The Soular System’s
Mike Maloney, and former SMC and Sloptapus drummer Seth Ceders, among others. The band’s first gig was made
into a well-received DVD release, and the first self titled album has sold very well in the international markets, due to
Bedrosian’s company BOZFONK MOOSICK’s large international street team. Secret Army fans are springing up from
New Zealand, to Russia, to France to Japan, to Hawaii to Alaska. Marc has also contributed guitar work to P-Funk
engineer Dwayne Dungey’s new Rock-Funk band Unfunkwittable.
Marc got a chance to play solo guitar with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic as a fill in at a show in Singapore
on a world tour. Not too long after that, Marc was hired as the guitar technician for Enrique Iglesias, whom he currently
works for. In his work for Enrique, Marc travels the world as well; going to places even more far afield, such as the
Middle East, South America, India, Southeast Asia.
Marc played on a handful of tracks on the Secret Army double disc conceptual masterwork ‘the sleaziest of the greaze’
and was on several tracks on the upcoming ‘Muzzle Moosick’ album, the band’s fourth. Marc also contributed guitar
parts on Teresa Jimenez’ album Get Stereo (he also plays guitar in her band) and Chris Cornwell’s Clonin’ The Wheel
album. In 2009, Marc played with Danny Bedrosian & Secret Army at a sold out opening set for P-Funk in his
hometown of Boston, MA. Marc continued playing through 2012 with Florida Hard Rock group Midnight Chainsaw.
1998: Sweet Motha’ Child - Unhealthy Groove Music
1999: Sweet Motha’ Child - Soul Servant
1999: Sweet Motha’ Child - Who is Mr. Grooveytunes?
2000: Cloudquakers - What The---?
2000: Sweet Motha’ Child - Doubtful David Diffendorff
2002: Dr. Sloptapus - We Are The Product Of What We Should Not Be
2002: Sweet Motha' Child - Unhealthy Groove Music (reprint with new graphics)
2002: Sweet Motha' Child - Soul Servant (reprint with new graphics)
2003: Sweet Motha’ Child - Monofunksitism
2005: Danny Bedrosian - Som’n Fierce
2006: Shaunna Hall - ElectroFunkadelica
2006: Danny Bedrosian - Incompetence and Secret Army Live (DVD)
2006: Danny Bedrosian - Secret Army
2007: Danny Bedrosian - Sleaziest of the Greaze
2008: Lige Curry - In and Out of Space
2008: Teresa Jimenez - Get Stereo
2009: Chris Cornwell - Clonin’ The Wheel
2009: Danny Bedrosian and Secret Army - Muzzle Moosick
2009: Danny Bedrosian and Secret Army - Muzzle Moosick (Digi Card)
2010: Teresa Jimenez - Hands Up, Clap!
2010: Danny Bedrosian and Secret Army - MonsterPeace
2011: Midnight Chainsaw - Debut Album
2011: Natalie Scott - It's On!
2012: Nick Groff - The Other Side
2012: Danny Bedrosian & Secret Army - Lost Froth
2012: Lige - Organized Khaos
2013: Danny Bedrosian - Songs For A Better Tomorrow
2014: Moonchild - Hye in the Sky
2014: Danny Bedrosian and Secret Army - Endangered
2016: Danny Bedrosian & Motherfunkin - Dan-ish: Bozfonk Mashups