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Canada's Marc Joseph Band launches summer blockbuster EP

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By karen petcoff
Posted Jul 18, 2012 in Entertainment
Canada’s music scene heats up this summer as the Marc Joseph Band prepares to launch its blockbuster EP, Breathe, July 28. While this is the first all-original EP, this high octane band is well known and revered for its interpretation of covers, surprising fans by infusing R& B beats to rock classics and Latin accents to contemporary Top 40 hits.
Fans can definitely believe the hype as the Marc Joseph Band dials up excitement in anticipation of Breathe, a sure-footed creative leap forward for the ethno-Canadian band that never fails to deliver. The EP’s line up boasts the band’s incredible breadth of talent. Songs span a diverse musical landscape, moving effortlessly between sentimental love songs and heart pounding rock.
Its title song, Breathe, is a sure-fire hit, with a memorable chorus and beat; City Lights is an upbeat love ballad with great, unexpected hooks; Man of Steel is summer’s “windows-rolled-down-fist pumping” driving beat; Seasons ventures back to love with a delicate cello accompaniment and Wretched spews sheer epic rock. What a ride!
Production value of Breathe skyrockets thanks to Alexander “Sascha” Tukatsch, of Platinum Blonde fame, who is executive producer and recording engineer for the EP. Tukatsch teamed up with mix and mastering legend Richard Chycki, best known for his work with Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Rush and Simple Plan, to produce this summer’s unrivalled Can-con for radio and downloads.
"They do music their way," says Tukatsch. "They've got special talent and a real positive vibe. I want to see them go for it and I'll be there to help in whatever way I can. These guys are hardworking, talented and I believe in them. Canadian music fans are going to love them."
The Marc Joseph Band members: Dave Meffe on drums; Andy Melo on lead guitar; Dave Ongena on bass and Marc Joseph on vocals and guitar are drum-tight musically, vocally and spiritually. Alyssa Delurey belts out background vocals and is well used in spotlight moments.
“The EP navigates life’s incredible journey and stares down the obstacles that can get in the way of your own success,” says Marc Joseph who wrote all but one of the songs on Breathe. “It’s an honest, raw look at life without the sugar, without the pretty package. It’s about maintaining your character through adversity, while bobbing and weaving some of life’s sucker punches.”
While the full EP won’t be released until the fall, its title song, Breathe will be available July 28 through major online retailers including iTunes or through the band's website at www.themarcjosephband.ca. This is one fan who can't wait!

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