About

img_3597About StreetMule & Marc Mueller

Marc Mueller is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist focusing on world percussion, trap kit, didgeridoo, found object musical fabrication and sonic collage experimentation. Performing professionally at festivals, concert halls, clubs, art openings, and cultural events for over 30 years, Marc is currently appearing solo as StreetMule. Also, his highly acclaimed percussive group Mecca Bodega (co-founded with his brother Paul), has touched global audiences at prominent festivals and venues such as Lincoln Center, Town Hall for Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Sydney Australia’s Fringe Fest and Celebrate Brooklyn. Mecca Bodega has been featured in and composed music for award winning films, soundtracks, tv & radio programs, commercials and dance scores, including NPR’s WNYC New Sounds, Jonathan Demme’s HBO movie Subway Stories, and Merce Cunningham Dance. Prior to StreetMule and Mecca Bodega, Marc was signed to Capitol Records with the alternative rock band Fetchin Bones, where he toured with artists such as REM, The Replacements and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Marc has been a MUNY (Music Under New York) performer since 1995, performing an average of 170 shows annually.

StreetMule harnesses the city’s vibrant energy in a tribal soundscape that features Australian didgeridoo with voice FX, Peruvian cajon, Middle Eastern darbuka, African shakers and Indian bells played all at once!  This globally oriented earth music is driven by architectural ingenuity as Marc delves into the guts of street corner blues, primal nature sounds, funky hoofer backbeats all resonating in a vibrant timbre.  Marc’s recording: Talkin’ True Da Tube reflects the soulful essence of his spontaneous live performances.

StreetMule has captivated audiences at festivals, clubs and special events presented by: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Little Orchestra Society of NY, Australia’s A Taste of Down Under, NYU’s Creative Time Summit, Giants Are Small Production Co., BRIC, Iridium, The Trinity Rep. Theatre at Brown University, NYC street fairs and NYRR Marathons.  Marc has been featured on Vice’s The Untitled Action Bronson Show, NBC, Mashable, NY1 and in films and street music documentaries including PBS/WNET.

An inner-city social experiment…body language and breath… A Positive Connection to NOW.

We are no longer strangers. This is StreetMule.


Marc Mueller- StreetMule & Mecca Bodega

Performance & Composer Resume and Discography

StreetMule: Festivals

  • Atlantic Antic Street Festival– Brooklyn, NY 2014, 2015, 2017
  • 9th Avenue International Food Festival, NYC 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Taste Of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand Food Festival, NYC 2014
  • Taste Of Queens, NY 2018
  • Taste Of Times Square Festival, NYC 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

StreetMule: Shows & Special Events

  • BRIC House Cultural Arts Performance Event– Brooklyn 2015
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Ghouls and Gourds Festival- 2015, 2017
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden: June Frolic 2015
  • Brooklyn Loft Party- Hosted by Grumpy Films- Brooklyn, NY 2017
  • Brooklyn Marathon- 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Bronx Marathon- 2018
  • Don Pedro Club, Brooklyn, NY 2012
  • Giants Are Small: Dada Bomb – Zurich Meets NY, Benefit & Art Opening, NYC 2014
  • International Human Rights Arts Festival- Playroom Theater, NYC 2018
  • Make Music NY- 2016, 2018
  • Men’s NYC Fashion Week- Abasi-Rosborough Designers 2018
  • Mindful Harlem Yoga Center (with Gary Fritz) 2015
  • NYC Fashion Week- Russian Fashion Show 2014
  • NYC Marathon 2016
  • NYU’s Creative Time Summit– NYC 2014
  • Reception- Wedding at Arrow Park, Monroe, NY 2018
  • Resorts World Casino, NY 2017
  • IntenSati Sacred Yoga Movement, Brooklyn, NY 2017, 2018
  • WTC Summer Concert Series, Silverstein Park, NYC 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Staten Island Marathon 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Cake Shop- NYC 2012
  • The Little Orchestra Society of NY: World Music Day– NYC 2015
  • This Curvy World Yoga- Brooklyn, NY 2018
  • Toronto International Film Festival- Street Performance 2015
  • Trinity Rep Theatre at Brown University- “Our Country’s Good” (play)– Providence, RI 2017
  • Vintage Guitar Magazine with Owen Campbell­– Iridium, NYC 2016

StreetMuleSelect Film & TV appearances:

  • NYC Arts- PBS/WNET- director, Maureen Coyle, 2017
  • The Untitled Action Bronson Show, featuring Michael Rappaport- VICE, 2017
  • Mashable- Interviews- 2015, 2018
  • Dubai Street Performance Interviewdirector, Kamil Roxas- 2018
  • Noah Wise (film)- Harker Films, director, Ben Zuckert, 2018
  • Scenes From The Underground (film)- director, Eric Swiz, 2016
  • Time To Play (film)- director, Seojang Stephan Park, 2015

Discography:

StreetMule Talkin’ True Da Tube– (Sound Tree Recording Studio) 2014 Produced by Paul Mueller


Mecca Bodega- Festival, Special Events and Show History:

  • Atlanta Dogwood Festival– Atlanta, GA 2005
  • Australia’s ‘A Taste Of Down Under’- Benefit Concert– NYC 2013
  • Belgium Comes To Cooperstown Festival– NY, 2006/2007/2008
  • Bethlehem Music Festival– PA 1996/1997
  • Brew Expo– State College, PA 2006
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden– Brooklyn, NY 2001/2002/2009/2010/2012
  • Burning Star Festival– Pulaski, NY 2005
  • Busker Ball– NYC 2015
  • Celebrate Brooklyn Summer Festival– Brooklyn, NY 1998
  • Desiderata Festival– Roxbury, NY 2010
  • Dumbo Arts Festival– Brooklyn, NY 2010, 2011
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival– Hillsdale, NY 2000/2009
  • Free Spirit Gathering– Darlington, Maryland 2005/2006
  • Freedom Festival– Acme, PA 2003/2004/2005
  • Good Omens Festival– Saratoga, NY 2008
  • Grape Jam Music Festival– Erie, PA 1999
  • Grass Roots Festival– Trumansburg, NY 1998/1999/2000
  • Great Blue Heron Music Festival– Sherman, NY 2000
  • Guilderland Performance Center– Guilderland, NY 2007
  • Harlem Festival 2015
  • Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center– Harrisburg, PA 2010
  • Harvest Dance Festival– Peru, NY 2000/2001/2002
  • Harvest Moon Festival– NY 1998/1999/2000/2001
  • Hillside Music Festival– Cooperstown, NY 2008
  • Hobart Folk Festival– Geneva, NY 2000
  • International Festival Of Arts & Ideas– New Haven, CT 1999
  • Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash– Terra Alta, WV 2002/2007
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival– Black Mountain, NC 2004/2005
  • Lincoln Center– Avery Fisher Hall – NY, NY 2002
  • Lincoln Center Outdoors– NY, NY 1996/1997/2000/2005/2006
  • Mansfield University– Mansfield, PA 2010
  • Merkin Concert Hall– NY, NY 1999
  • Middfest International Festival– Middletown, OH 2011
  • Milford Music Festival– Milford, PA 2006
  • Norwalk Music Festival– Norwalk, CT 1999
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention– Orlando, FL 1998
  • Poet’s Den Theater– NY, NY 2007
  • Quixotic Music Festival– Sterling, NY 2005
  • Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival– Brooklyn, NY 2006
  • Rhythmfest– Nelson Ledges, OH 2002
  • Scotty Paluza Music Festival– N.Y. 1999-2005/2007-2010
  • Solarfest– Putney, VT 2004/2005
  • Sound Effect Oktoberfest– Hamburg, PA 2012
  • Sterling Stage Music Festival– Sterling, NY 1999/2000
  • Sunrize Music Festival– Huntingdon, PA 2004/2005/2006
  • Sunshine Daydream Halloween Fest– Terra Alta, WV 2006/2009
  • Sydney Fringe Festival– Sydney, Australia 1997
  • Symphony Space with Andrea Marcovicci– NY, NY 1997
  • The Gathering– Pulaski, NY 2005/2007/2009
  • The German House Theater– Rochester, NY 2007
  • The Get Together Festival– Huntingdon, PA 2009
  • The Westcott Theater– Syracuse, NY 2009
  • Town Hall (Prairie Home Companion) Garrison Keillor– NY, NY 1996
  • Tree Hugger’s Ball Festival– Terra Alta, WV 2007
  • Webster Hall– NYC 2014
  • Wellesley College– Wellesley, MA 2009
  • Westchester Arts Council– White Plains, NY 2006/2008
  • Westport Fine Arts Festival– Westport, CT 2009/2010/2011
  • White Nights Festival– Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown, NY 2004­-2008
  • Woodstock– 1994
  • Woodward Music Festival– Centre County, PA 2000/2001

Mecca BodegaSelect Film, TV, Advertising, & Dance Scores:

  • Conservation of Great Apes Around The World– The Arcus Foundation 2013
  • CARE – director Brett Wagner 2012
  • Flower Child– Wonder World Film and Video 2006
  • Street Music – JD Marlow 2003
  • Musik Im Untergrund– German PBS Documentary 2002
  • Masurca Fogo – Pina Bausch- BAM- Brooklyn, NY, U.S./European Tour 2001
  • Land Rover- commercial – 2000
  • HBO – Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepy time Tales1999
  • Picture This – D.I.G. Pictures 1999
  • Streetbeat – New Dance Alliance, NYC and Philadelphia 1997
  • HBO – Subway Stories– including director Jonathan Demme 1997
  • Fire – Maxine Moerman – choreographer, Chinese Theater Of Chinatown 1995
  • This Nervous Thing– Filmmaker Edda Santos 1995
  • Three Phases Of a Woman – Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC 1991

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Discography- Mecca Bodega:

  • Mahatma Gumbo – (Fang) 1993 Produced by Juba & Mackie
  • City Of Rocks – (Fang) 1996 Produced by Juba
  • Subway Stories Soundtrack (1m1 Trax/Hybrid) 1997 Produced by Alex Steyermark/Juba
  • Hammered Dulcimer – (Fang) 1997 Produced by Juba
  • Live – (Fang) 1999 Produced by Juba
  • Rhythm Rail – (Fang) 2000 Produced by Juba
  • Skin – (Harmonized Records) 2005 Produced by Juba
  • Raise The Tent – (Sound Tree) 2012 Produced by Paul (Juba) Mueller

 Compilations:

  • Street Dreams – (Clay Dog) 1996
  • Global Nomad: Environmentality – (Nature Beat Music) 1998
  • Homegrown 5 Totally Live – (Harmonized) 2002
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival – (LEAF) 2005
  • Milford Music festival (Milford) 2006
  • Dulcimer Players News (DPN) 2012
  • Drum Drive (Music Mosaic) 2013

Collaborations:

  • She Never Blinks: Don’t Step On Tiny – (Headshaker) 1994 Produced by Chris Stamey
  • Didjworks: New York Dreaming – (Nature Beat Music) 1994
  • Didjworks: Grand Central Live – (Nature Beat Music) 1995
  • Church of Betty: In Search Of Spiritual Junk Food – (Ponk) 1995
  • Church Of Betty: Comedy Of Animals – (Fang) 1998
  • Didjworks: Collective Unconscious – (Nature Beat Music) 1999

Mecca Bodega Highlights:

Supporting Artist: Soul Coughing, Bob Mould, Simon 7 on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall, NYC, Woodstock ’94, Celebrate Brooklyn: Bang On A Can Festival, Sydney Fringefest, Australia, Merkin Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Outdoors, National Club and Festival Touring, Music Under New York performer for over 20 years – present, Land Rover Commercial, Channel 4 TV interviews, WNYC’s New Sounds Radio Show with John Schaefer

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Fetchin Bones:

  • Cabin Flounder – (DB Records) 1984 Produced by Don Dixon
  • Bad Pumpkin – (Capitol) 1985 Produced by Don Dixon

Fetchin Bones Highlights:

Supporting Artist for: REM Life’s Rich Pageant Tour ’86, Replacements, Meat Puppets, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oingo Boingo, Lets Active, Dead Milkmen, Love Tractor, Oh-Ok, Fleshtones, Flat Duo Jets, Long Ryders, Del Fuegos, Jason & the Scorchers

1986 CMJ Music Awards at the Apollo in Harlem, MTV’s Cutting Edge featuring Iggy Pop

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Skeeters:

Wine, Women & Walleye – (DB Records)1987 Produced by Tim Lee & Steve Haigler 

Skeeters Highlights:

Supporting Artist for: Drivin n Cryin