By Angela McLean
Marianas Trench, with the help of some of their talented friends, is bringing you face to face with the music on their Face The Music Canadian tour which stopped in Hamilton October 13th.
Jesse Giddings, the former MuchMusic VJ with a budding new music career, opened the show performing his single “Sunshine” and several great new tracks.
Down With Webster was next to pump up the crowd. They sang their hit singles including “Whoa Is Me” and a few covers including “Gangnam Style”!
When Marianas Trench’s Josh Ramsay literally flew on stage, the crowd went wild. The band performed all their fan favourites and threw in a few outfit changes – they even took off their pants! Lead singer Josh got emotional during “Porcelain” when the crowd held up paper hearts. He said that the crowd’s surprise inspired him and he did a fabulous stripped-down performance of “Skin & Bones” on the piano.
THE MAGAZINE caught up with Jesse after his set for an update on the tour and to chat about his new logo.
You are now two shows into the Face The Music Canadian tour with Marianas Trench and Down With Webster. How is it going so far?
It’s been a lot of fun. I get to tour with some of my best friends. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour to be on. Every tour has technical difficulties. We’re only two days in but I think we’re figuring things out. I think this is the biggest show I’ve ever played as a musician. It’s crazy.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your feather logo?
My logo is the circle with the feather. My friends call me Rufio, who was one of The Lost Boys in Peter Pan. I think I live in Neverland. We never grow up, never get old. We’re forever young and enjoying life all the time. Rufio always wore a feather cap. I adopted the logo and for me it represents making the most of life and every opportunity.
Thank you, Jesse! For more information, check http://www.marianastrench.net/