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Marianas Trench Singer Josh Ramsay Looks Back At Masterpiece Theatre


Marianas TrenchMarianas Trench recently wrapped the Masterpiece Theatre tour in Vancouver in December and is gearing up to finish the recording of the highly anticipated follow-up to the popular 604 Records release. The show marked the end of a year which saw them pick up two Independent Music Awards, a Western Canadian Music Award and a MuchMusic Video Award.
Masterpiece Theatre has been the band’s best record to date, including peaking at #4 on the Canadian charts and producing two Double-Platinum singles (Cross My Heart and All To Myself), a Platinum single (Beside You) and a Gold single (Celebrity Status). The single Cross My Heart was also featured in an episode of the popular television show The Vampire Diaries.
RockStar Weekly sat down with Josh Ramsay (vocalist and multi-instrumentalist) to talk about Masterpiece Theatre and his involvement in the Young Artists for Haiti recording of Wavin’ Flag with legendary Canadian producer Bob Ezrin.

It was about two years between Fix Me and Masterpiece Theatre. What has changed for the band in that time?

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Was Masterpiece Theatre originally meant to be a concept album?

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That takes a lot of guts and belief to put out a concept album for only your second release.

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Your sound is rock, punk and pop all mixed into one. It makes for a really exciting listen. If you had to pick one of those to describe the music, which would you choose?

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Do you wish it wasn’t under an umbrella?

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There’s some Queen and Beach Boys in your music. Was writing big harmony vocals a vision from the start?

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What was your reaction when they pointed it out?

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Was there ever any pressure put on you to move from the West Coast?

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Does being a Vancouver artist affect the way you write or think?

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I wanted to ask about Wavin’ Flag. You were on the new recording of that. It’s monumental recording for Young Canadian Artists. It must have been a thrill to apart of that.

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Being a producer yourself, did you learn from working with Bob Ezrin?

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Are there any Ezrin produced albums that you like?

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What about other producers. Who are your favs?

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Would you ask him to produce a future album?

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