The Inspiration that is Sweeping the Nation: Marianas Trench

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Marianas Trench is not only the deepest known spot in the ocean; it is also a Vancouver-based rock band. The band consists of guitarist Matt Webb, bassist Mike Ayley, drummer Ian Casselman, and lead singer Josh Ramsay. Marianas Trench has had major success in Canada and is now moving towards the United States of America (USA). Originally, the band Marianas Trench was called Ramsay Fiction. Marianas Trench contributed a song, Alibis, to the spring 2007 soundtrack for ABC Family's sci-fi show Kyle XY. Masterpiece Theatre, their second album, was released in 2009 and quickly became a critical success after going platinum in Canada. Feeling ambitious, Marianas Trench decided to try more of a contemporary record. In 2011 they released the more plot driven Ever After, which was reprinted with bonus material in the USA in 2014. Marianas Trench's slow ascent started when the daughter of Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Records president/founder, introduced her father to the band's courageous pop sound. On April 10, 2013, Marianas Trench announced a deal with Cherrytree Records, which became their designated home in all territories outside of Canada. Masterpiece Theatre their 2009 album and Ever After their 2011 album have both topped the Top 10 of the Canadian Albums chart. The Vancouver-based band's Canadian success has transitioned into the USA. Though they might not realize it, USA pop fans are already very familiar with the work of lead singer, Josh Ramsay. The Canadian singer/songwriter produced and co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, one of the most successful radio hits of 2012. Now, his band, Marianas Trench, which took home the Group of the Year trophy at Canada's Juno Awards on April 20, 2013, is setting its...

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