Marianas Trench sells out Memorial Centre

Juno Award-nominated pop/punk band Marianas Trench performs a sold out concert at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Tuesday — along with Canadian Idol finalist Carly Rae Jepsen.

Juno Award-nominated pop/punk band Marianas Trench performs a sold out concert at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Tuesday — along with Canadian Idol finalist Carly Rae Jepsen.

Marianas Trench, the Vancouver group named for the deepest point on Earth, is best known for the hit singles Say Anything and the current hit Cross My Heart.

The band’s tune Shake Tramp also garnered a 2007 SOCAN No. 1 song award, as well as nominations for a Canadian Radio Music Award and 2008 Juno Video of the Year.

Marianas Trench was formed in 2003 by “visionary” front man Josh Ramsay, who by the age of 13 could already sing and play eight instruments, including rhythm guitar and piano. Other band members are lead guitarist Matt Webb, bassist Mike Ayley and drummer Ian Casselman.

Masterpiece Theatre, released in February, is Marianas Trench’s second album, following up the success of the band’s debut release, Fix Me.

With influences as wide ranging as Queen, The Foo Fighters and The Beach Boys, Marianas Trench is known for creating exacting and ambitious songs, such as the title track from Masterpiece Theatre, which was rewritten twice, but all three versions of the tune were included on the album.

Jepsen, the third-place finisher in the 2007 season of Canadian Idol, is opening for Marianas Trench.

The Mission, B.C., native is touring to support her album, Tug of War, released in September 2008. It includes a cover of John Denver’s hit Sunshine on My Shoulders, as well as original folk-flavoured material.

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