Together musically since their teens, Josh Ramsay and Matt Webb finally formed Marianas Trench in 2001. Based in Vancouver, the band is made up of Ramsay (lead singer/guitar/piano), Webb (guitar), Mike Ayley (bass), and Ian Casselman (drums/percussion). They have released three studio albums with 2011’s Juno nominated Ever After being the most recent.
The band is signed to 604 Records which is co-owned by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. As far as their sound goes they have been placed in the pop punk or pop rock categories. They are not your typical pop punk band as they stray far enough outside its usual boundaries to make their sound distinct. To be completely accurate you would have to say that they are at the forefront of modern rock. As influences go they list Ben Folds Five, The Beach Boys, Foo Fighters, and Queen as amongst the biggest.
-Date: March 26, 2013
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $49.15 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors @ 5:30)
-Opening Acts: Down With Webster and Anami Vice