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New double A sided single from Marquis Drive


From the deepest, darkest parts of the West Midlands (Cannock) comes the sound of frustration, dreams and hard work. 


Upbeat to the point of euphoria, the anthemic choruses are set alongside the verses of everyday life.


Marquis Drive want to help you to escape the 9 to 5 and remind you that there will always be a Friday just around the corner….


Formed under a wandering star somewhere next to a Weatherspoons, the 7-piece indie band are born of a mutual love of football, clobber and great music. 

They boast a truly epic sound, in part thanks to range of guitar, percussion and vocals.




Marquis Drive have a truly loyal set of fans, who continue to grow number and become part of the extended weekend family. 


Known well throughout the UK, high profile performances at summer festivals and venues have put them on the lips of indie royalty.


Having built their strong reputation up and down the country supporting major acts such as; The Farm, Reverend and the Makers, The Wonder stuff, Shed Seven and many more, Marquis Drive released their first single “Movin On’” in August last year to much acclaim, with over 140,000 streams to date on Spotify alone.



The past 6 months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for the band and has seen them land a licensing deal based on their first release and 3 clothing endorsements. 


They released “Shine On” and “Unite” as a double A-side on April 19th. 


With high-profile gigs and more single releases planned this year, the hard working Marquis Drive will be earning their reputation amongst the masses as Indie’s worst-kept secret.




BAND:


Mark Hillier – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar Eddie Thomas- Lead Guitar/Vocals Chris Eardley – Rhythm Guitar / Vocals Con Saha – Drums / Vocals Mal Flynn – Bass Guitar Matt Drury - Keys Leon Harrison - Vocals, Percussion


ABOUT THE SONGS: SHINE ON:

“I've struggled with anxiety and depression, and this was written after I came round to understand what was up with me. The first step is to tell yourself you’ll be alright, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.” (Eddie Thomas)

UNITE:

“Written out of the country being pulled apart. separation of the classes and lack of empathy.  We're saying “we know it's bad at the moment, but it doesn’t have to be that way, let's join together and spread a bit of love!’ (Eddie Thomas)



Press Quotes

‘The Britpop revival starts here.” - Resolution Magazine

“Sunshine for your ears…If Marquis Drive keep bringing out bangers like this...god only knows how society is going to function in a civilised manner.” - RGM magazine

“Sheer brilliance.” - Clobber magazine

“Marquis Drive had the whole venue bouncing and singing as they created a real festival atmosphere. Such was the buzz created, it would be tough for any band to follow.” - Sheffield Star

“Proper Fackin’ Band” - Danny Dyer

LIVE DATES


4th May -  Weston Super-mare Pier, Weston Super-mare 5th May -  Cavern Club, Liverpool 11th May - Farnborough FC, Farnborough 18th May - Waterloo, Blackpool 31st May - Run to the Rum, Leiston 1st June -  Mosborough Music Festival

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