Positive passion

2010-04-30 00:00

SINGER-songwriter Marc Andrew, takes the stage tomorrow night at the Red Door with his band to perform their own brand of melodic pop-rock.

He has performed alongside MIC, Melanie Lowe and Stealing Love Jones and at the age of 18 travelled to the United States to work with award-winning South African band Tree63. RYAN CALDER spoke to him.

 

What or who has been your single greatest influence in pursuing ­music as a career?

I think honestly the ability to impact people positively, whether just having a great time or in the lyrics that I write — I have a passion for people. I think we all see so much that is negative every day. My hope is that our music can be inspiring and positive.

 

What style would you classify your music as?

Progressive pop-rock, it has a slight Southern-rock feel.

 

What’s the main focus with the Marc Andrew Band at the moment?

Having just come off a few shows such as Splashy Fen and a few in ­Johannesburg, we are really busy at the moment with finishing the new album. Also having moved to ­Pretoria and working with some ­really influential people, we are ­reshifting all of our plans and putting together an extensive touring schedule for later in 2010.

 

To people who haven’t heard you before and are considering coming to your gig, what should they expect?

Well, I think something different — we are all about energy and good ol’ music. The live show is all about crowd interaction. We believe in ­creating an experience rather than just providing some songs for you to listen to.

 

What’s in your CD Player/iPod at the moment?

Aaaah well, John Mayer — Battle Studies.

 

Have you got any CDs available?

Yes, only a few of our EP, but the new album will be out in June.

• Catch the Marc Andrew Band tomorrow night at the Red Door. See the Gig Guide below for details.

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