About Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001 by high-school friends Josh Ramsay and Matt Webb the two other members joining after them being Mike Ayley , and Ian Casselman . The band has released five full-length studio albums: Fix Me , Masterpiece Theatre , Ever After , Astoria , and Phantoms .

The band recorded and released a self-titled EP in 2001. It contained songs which would later be added onto their debut album, Fix Me.

In 2006, the band released their debut full-length studio album entitled Fix Me. It included the singles "Say Anything", "Decided to Break It", and the hit single "Shake Tramp". Before the album was released, a song named "Fix Me" was on it and was later taken out, because "Say Anything" supposedly sounded more like a single. The album was named after "Fix Me" and the name stayed to pay homage even after the song was taken out. The album was engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser and the band performed concerts nationwide to promote the album, alongside Faber Drive.

Masterpiece Theatre, the band's follow-up album, was released as planned on February 24, 2009, as announced on the band's MySpace on January 22, 2009.The album debuted at No. 4 on the Canadian Albums Chart. "Cross My Heart" became the band's second song to peak at No. 1 on both the Much Music Countdown and iTunes Canada Digital Download. "Cross My Heart" was nominated for four MMVAs in 2009 and was certified platinum in Canada. Recently after, Marianas Trench reached the No. 1 spot with the song "All To Myself" on Much Music's MOD. "All To Myself" also made Platinum certification in August 2009 in Canada. The music video for "Beside You" premiered on MuchOnDemand on October 30, 2009.

In 2009, the band went on the Beside You tour, beginning in St. Catharines, Ontario on October 4, 2009 and ending in Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 31, 2009. The band also participated in the University of British Columbia's Lipdub event on March 26, 2011. The video features approximately a thousand students and community members lip-syncing to the songs "Raise Your Glass," by Pink, and "Celebrity Status," by Marianas Trench. The video was released April 8, 2011.

Their first US show ever was September 23, 2010 at The Bowery Electric in Manhattan, New York City. The band toured as an opening act with Simple Plan on the Get Your Heart On! Tour in 2010. Marianas Trench performed several free concerts during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, at the LiveCity Yaletown stage and Richmond O Zone.

Marianas Trench joined The Glamour Kills Tour in 2011 with The Ready Set, Allstar Weekend, The Downtown Fiction, and We Are The In Crowd.

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