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Event Archive - The Shin1ng, Marq DeSouza, Steve Gendron

Tue. April 23rd 2013 Railway Club (No Minors)
8 PM
$5 at the door only.
Blending together elements of emotional alternative and indie rock with electronic nuances The Shin1ng has forged a sound that is dynamic in scope and taste. It is as intense and dramatic as it is intimate and personal.

Now a solo artist, Marq DeSouza's best known previous project is 'Solarbaby'. That group released 2 successful albums. Both were nominated for the prestigious Georgia Straight Music Awards, as well as placing high on the national college charts. The band was also taped 'in-session' for CBC radio, appeared on the MuchWest program, & did the festival circuit, with Marq invited for appearances at the Bluebird North Showcase, in conjunction with the Canadian Songwriters Association.
In his various incarnations, Marq has shared bills with such artists as Sir Bob Geldof, Sarah Harmer, Drive By Truckers, Ben Kweller, Martina Sorbara, Joel Plaskett, Matthew Good & Nickelback.
Sir Bob Geldof sought Marq out backstage at their co-bill at the legendary Commodore Ballroom to tell him he was reminded of a 'young Van Morrison', and Canadian rock icon Todd Kerns has called Marq his favorite Canadian songwriter, & 'Canada's Bob Dylan.'
“Inspiration drips from every distorted and bent guitar note, down-but-not-out vocal phrasing, and sneered lyric. (Georgia Straight)


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Marq DeSouza

Straight-up rock & roll, no chaser... "Steve Earle with the needle still in his arm" (Discorder Magazine) more info