Marcus Trummer

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“A modern yet familiar take on the sounds of past decades, Marcus Trummer's eclectic brand of rock & roll features a blend of passionate, bluesy guitar playing and down-to-earth, soul inspired vocals.” 
Inspired by the history of North American roots music, Calgary based singer-songwriter Marcus Trummer's eclectic brand of rock & roll features a blend of passionate, bluesy guitar playing and down-to-earth, soul inspired vocals. Marcus along side his band has drawn comparisons to Chris Stapleton, The Black Crowes, and The Allman Brothers Band with a modern, yet familiar take on the timeless sounds of past decades. These stylings are front and centre on Marcus Trummer Band’s debut EP, These Roads. These Roads (Nov. 2020) is anchored in the band’s guitar-driven sound and features Trummer's insightful lyrics that delve into the journey that is life. The four-track EP, recorded and produced by LA recording veteran Steve Dierkens at Studio D in Calgary, is a relevant offering of positivity. As Trummer puts it, “Music has always been somewhat of an escape for me, my therapy in a way. I want this EP to be a ray of hope for anyone going through hard times”. This is perhaps most apparent in the lead single “Waiting for the Storm to Pass”, which speaks to the need for patience and optimism during difficult seasons in life. While fitting for current times, These Roads was recorded before the pandemic. “It was originally written as somewhat of a self-mantra for me growing up in a world that can feel pretty crazy sometimes. Recently, however it has taken on a deeper meaning in light of the current situation”, says Trummer. With a message best summed up by its first song “Keep On”, These Roads is a recording many can relate to and is a reminder to keep on keepin’ on, regardless of what life throws at you. After bursting onto the scene in 2018, Marcus Trummer and his band have gone on to headline some of Calgary’s most respected venues including Ironwood Stage & Grill, The King Eddy, and Mikey’s on 12th, where they sold out their single release show in September 2020. In 2019, they played sets at the Calgary International Blues Festival and Waynestock Music Festivals. Trummer has also had the opportunity to share stages with numerous other artists, both as a sideman on guitar and as a support act. Notable artists include, JUNO Award winners MonkeyJunk and Jim Byrnes. Marcus Trummer Band’s debut single, “Good Times” (2018) received radio support from X92.9 and CJSW, and helped earn Trummer the Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the 2019 YYC Music Awards. Trummer was also recognized by the Calgary Blues Festival in 2019, receiving the Randy Ouston Scholarship.
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