Marcel Coenen started playing the guitar at age 11. He learned all facettes of playing the guitar pretty fast and on age 13 he started playing in bands. One of the better known bands in which Marcel started playing when he was only 16 years old was the band Speedica. With this band Marcel did a lot of live gigs and the band released several demos and an album. Later the band changed the name into FORM and released an album called "I Choose My Own", this was in 1994.