INTERVIEW: Marquee Grand

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve been great! Thank you for having us.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Another Toke”?

Another Toke is our first and newest single of 2018. It’s our next step as a band and it’s been a piece that we’re really proud of.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

There wasn’t exactly a single moment but it’s really about coming to realize someone you once yearned for is actually quite toxic for you. You keep coming back for more but over time it becomes more trouble than its worth, and after a while you catch a breath of fresh air and move on, and you’re relieved you did.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

No plans in the works just yet, but we’re open to the thought and are keeping our eyes open for a director that fits our style.

How was the recording and writing process?

We recorded the track at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY with Engineer Jay Zubricky.The recording and writing process went smoothly. I (John) wrote most of the song on acoustic guitar in a couple hours and within a day or so the song was complete. A few parts evolved as we began rehearsing and demoing the tune, but all in all it came together pretty quickly.

What role does Buffalo play in your writing?

I think subconsciously Buffalo plays a big role in writing and growing as a band. It’s our hometown and all four of us were born and raised here. All our life experiences, good and bad, took place here. Anyone from Buffalo will tell you that the city brings out something special in you, and the music scene is alive and well. Oh, and try the chicken wings. And Go Bills!

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

An album release is our end goal at this point, but we want to keep things fresh and put out our best work in the form of singles for now. Once we have enough material that we’re confident with, there won’t be much stopping us from heading into the studio for that full-length.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Nothing in the books just yet, but you could expect to catch another single or two in 2018.

Any plans to hit the road?

We would love to hit the road very soon, and are doing as much as we can to make that happen. For now, it’s mostly shows near Buffalo, but stay tuned!

What else is happening next in Marquee Grand’s world?

These next couple months are going to be busy for us. We’ll be supporting this single, as well as getting things together for our next single and everything that goes along with it. We’re really looking forward to the rest of this year and we think our listeners will be amped for what we bring to the table.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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