Marc El Khoury is out to become the sexiest drum dad of all time.
Marc Elias El Khoury is a 5’9”, 32-year-old Aries who is a very sexy family man! El Khoury has been married to the love of his life, Queen Mi-Ri, for the past 6 years, and the couple share two children, Tony and Brando. What makes him different from his peers is that he’s working to break the stereotype of a philandering Arab male musician with a new narrative: Monogamy is sexy.
El Khoury maintains a significant social media presence where he posts everything from adorable drum videos with his sons to creative videos with his wife. You can check out his latest music video and Instagram to stay updated and get a glimpse of his happiness. And if you want more, there’s a family music IG page @the.mmab where you can follow the entire El Khoury crew. The family refers to themselves as The MMAB (Mi-Ri, Marc, Anthony, Brando). So, check it out and see why Marc says, “I love us; we’re the MMAB forever!”
#2 “Let me introduce you to my little friend.”
The Doumbek, or Derbekke, is a Middle Eastern hand drum that Marc sets on fire in his hands. He desires to “show that this little drum from the Middle East can bring peace and make a big change in the music industry and the world because music IS the world.”
He plans to elevate this humble drum and help it achieve sexy rock star status by displaying its musical versatility to some of the most diverse crowds in Los Angeles. Right now, this means having his name come up at the city’s hottest lounges and events, performing at the wealthiest private homes, and collaborating with today’s most popular up-and-coming performers.
El Khoury recently finished work on his first solo album, “Holy Drum,” which is set for release in July 2022. His first single, “Taste of Belly Dance,” was released, along with the music video, on May 16, 2022. Both are currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Pandora, Deezer, and YouTube.
#3 Straight Outta Beirut
Marc El Khoury got his first taste of celebrity on Beirut television but wanted to try his hand at Hollywood. And in typical Aries fashion, he did it his way. At the time, he had no connections and two years of savings but still flew to LAX in 2012, where he rose from hostel to home in just ten years.
Taking the path to follow his dreams helped him check off every Hollywood experience he hoped to achieve: The audition process, a starring role (Check out “Professor Thompson” on Prime for a fun night of chuckles and thrills), and movie writing. But, following his dreams also helped him meet the love of his life, have children, and discover new passions such as enjoying every minute of family life.
#4 Peace from the Middle East
Born in a bomb shelter and boated to Saudi Arabia as a newborn, this is the volatile start needed to create the passionate musician that Marc is today. Between his unique technique, sound, and style combined with his love for theatrics, Western lore, and musical passions – this is one Middle Eastern star you want to watch. You can DM him on IG @marckhoory for private events or catch him on Fridays at Yamashisha Hookah Lounge.
#5 Your Hips Won’t Lie
The bottom line is you can’t say you’re throwing the best party or event or that you run the best Hookah lounge unless Marc El Khoury is pulling up in his pristine white Jaguar XJ8. Once you see Marc in his cowboy hat and hear those fire fingers playing his golden Doumbek, get ready to hit the dance floor like a mythical drum God. Allow the rhythm to take you and see where you end up!