MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
Marshall Dane: Pleasure is mine 🙂
My family surrounded me with music from before I was even born. I developed an ear as a 4 year old plunking notes to my favorite kid melodies on the piano. By 12 I was playin’ guitar…at 14 I was adding music to my poetry…and then got a gig at 15 in a lil café, for $35 and Cheesecake. The rest as they say…is history.
MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
Marshall Dane: Kenny Rogers, Bon Jovi, Cat Stevens, Guns N Roses, John Denver, Metallica, Garth Brooks
MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
Marshall Dane: The ultimate goal is to always be able to play…the career goal is to get paid for it and not starve 🙂 … The message I send is…do it because you LOVE it…. Keep your standards High…and expectations low… Remember that “It’s all about a Good Hang”… and finally…. you must learn to “know when to hold em….and know when to fold em”
MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
Marshall Dane: Prince… Live in Toronto – so talented!!
MuzicNotez: I don’t really need to ask what your inspiration was for your hit new single ‘Alcohol Abuse’, but what I’d like to know, was how fun was it to shoot that music video for it? On top of that… what’s your favorite drink?
Marshall Dane: Shooting this video was a blast! I don’t think the 60 plus extras that showed up on set had any idea it was a ‘dry’ shoot…. but what a great time by everyone acting out their nights at a bar!! The band got a chance to do a lil acting as well…. (CSI cops during the intro :)) My favorite drink is either a double jack, Bloody Caesar, Patron or Gin Martini…. or Coors Light… or…. 🙂
MuzicNotez: How is your U.S. radio tour going?
Marshall Dane: It’s over now… however our songs are still getting spun…= successful radio tour 🙂
MuzicNotez: How was the CMA Music Fest?
Marshall Dane: Hot, busy, lots of music lovers and I got a cool opportunity to performing inside the classic Ernest Tubbs Record Shop
MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
Marshall Dane: A new album is in the works. Aside from writing and getting that little beauty put together…I’m looking forward to releasing another single from my current album. Keep informed at marshalldane.com
MuzicNotez: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
Marshall Dane: I hope you enjoy the music. Thanks for checking it out at marshalldane.com / facebook.com/marshalldanemusic / twitter.com/marshalldane / Youtube.com/marshalldane