The official Marc Joseph Band Blog now has a title, aptly named "Backstage Pass". In our last Blog we mentioned Rib 'N Roll in Brampton, and also the addition of the Bier Markt to our venue roster. Now we would like to welcome Jake's Boathouse in Brampton who has booked MJB for back to back shows June 29 and 30th. If you have never been to Jake's, drop in for some great food at the premiere live music venue in Brampton and let them know that you can't wait to see The Marc Joseph Band there! Stay tuned for more news, we are very busy working on new projects all the time. Also, don't be afraid to send us emails - we love to hear from our fans and we will get back to you!
2012 is starting off with many great opportunities for MJB. We have secured a spot in Brampton's Rib 'n Roll festival May 26th (Saturday 1-2 pm) so be sure to come out, rock out with us and enjoy some fantastik food! As well we are playing at the new Bier Markt on April 8th! We'd like to welcome the Bier Markt to our venue roster!
Just wanted to shout out to all the friends and fans who attended last nights performance at International Sports Bar in Brampton! Great show, great people, great night! Watch our schedule on facebook to see when we're playing near you next!
For all those coming out tonight to watch us at International, we'll see you in a few short hours! Recent news for The Marc Joseph Band.....we have begun a facebook ad campaign to try to reach more people and increase LIKES on our facebook fan page and Reverb Nation profiles (both of which are recent additions to our existing social media platform). If you like MJB, share links with your friends and have them check us out. The national ad campaign is in promotion of "Breathe" and offers a free MP3 download, and it will appear in the right column on facebook periodically over the next few days. There is no financial gain for us, but thats not the intent anyway - we simply want to give as many people as possible an opportunity to get to know MJB. This is our only public show this weekend. If you can't make it out, perhaps we'll see you next week, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.....check our schedule for details! MJB
About 10 days ago, MJB released "Breathe" to the masses, through facebook, twitter, myspace and several other social media outlets as a sneak peek preview of our original sound and upcoming album release in 2012, to fantastik reviews! We appreciate the positive feedback and are more charged up than ever and focused on providing the best entertainment possible. Our position on the Reverb Nation Rock Charts was 1261 prior to the original release, and within a week we have climbed up to our current position of 111 and we find that we have new fans every day. Being independent definitely has its advantages, but the single largest downside is that we have a ton of material to record and limited funding. We have been using different strategies to increase support and allow us to go back into the studio such as Fundrazr (a facebook fundraising app) and our wristbands, T-Shirts and other merchandise which we sell at performances. We have now just opened our Official Online Store and will be adding more items shortly to allow fans to purchase The Marc Joseph Band music and merchandise online. Currently you are able to purchase your copy of "Breathe" MP3, and also a "Breathe" ringtone for your cellphone (which is a slightly different version), but we will also be adding merchandise over the next week or two. We are blessed to be able to entertain for a living and there is nothing we would rather do. Again, we appreciate all of the support from our friends and fans and hope that you share MJB with your friends too! None of this would be possible without our amazing fans. See YOU SOON!! MJB
Great show last night at The Black Dog, and what a wipe out local fan Mike P took! All worked out well, he's fine. Private show tonight by invite only, but you can catch up with us next weekend at International in Brampton!
Thanks to all friends and fans who came out this past weekend to either the Black Dog Pub (Thursday) and/or P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub in Toronto (Friday & Saturday). We're extremely grateful to be able to entertain you for a living! These shows were jam packed, and our fan base is growing quickly. Again we want to remind everyone that we have entered the Hard Rock Rising contest with our debut single "Breathe". Voting begins on January 26th, so watch for messages on Reverb Nation, facebook, twitter, myspace and our band website for details on when/how to vote & download your copy. We appreciate all your support, and humbly ask that you share the contest details with all of your friends and encourage them to vote for us. Each vote consists of a free download of our song and we really need your help to earn our festival spot in Hyde Park, London England!! We have come a very long way in a short time period, but this is still the tip of the iceburg and the future looks incredibly bright! 2012 is going to be a record year for The Marc Joseph Band!
Many have waited with baited breath for the upcoming release of MJBs debut album.......we would love to keep our fans up to date with our progress and to that effect we offer up a sneak peek....have a listen to our first single "Breathe", like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and share us with your friends!!