Marc Andre
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Marc Andre

Columbus, Ohio, United States | SELF

Columbus, Ohio, United States | SELF
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"Snapshots of the Shattered Soul"

Marc's best work to date. Energetic with moments of reflection, this album highlights Marc's technical skills, but also his gift as a writer. These lyrics capture a depth of personal emotion that is relatable by the listener. Hanging In The Balance is well produced with layers of rich BGV's. Worshiping you is a moment that calms. Missing, has a driving and compelling urgency. Well done! - Jamino92


"Rock On!"

Marc Andre's latest release, Snapshots of the Shattered Soul, offers up a fine collection of catchy modern-rock tunes. The production is top-notch and the songs resonate with conviction. From the dance-rock vibe of the opening track, Surfacing, to the heartfelt pop-rock More than Broken and Wherever Love Would Go, there's a lot of material here to satisfy the appetite of a wide audience. Fans of mainstream bands such as Lifehouse and The Fray will enjoy the melodic modern-rock sensibilities of much of the songs, while fans of Christian acts such as Casting Crowns and Mercy Me will appreciate the reflective, worshipful quality of much of the record. - Patrick Skelton, Author


"Marc Andre Performs at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship"

"Marc Andre - 7 tonight in Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 6675 Worthington-Galena Rd. (614-888-7733). Andre, from Columbus, has released his second album, Backstage Pass. Recorded in the cradle of Christian Rock -- Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville -- the songs recall the sound of the power balladeers the Goo Goo Dolls and the spacey, synthesized "whoosh" of Boston, while the heartfelt sentiments can be traced to Richard Marx. Andre's strong voice will make a listener a believer, especially on tunes such as Supposed to Be and After Everything. The album is available at www.marcandremusic.com and Cornerstone Christian Store, 6116 Huntley Rd. Admission is free."(Columbus Dispatch Weekender, January 6th, 2005, pg. 8) - Aaron Beck / Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)


"The College Kid Rock of Marc Andre"

"Marc Andre looks like the kind of guy that says "dude" a lot. However, the mistake in judging a book by its cover is part of what makes Backstage Pass such a surprise. It might not be a classic, but Andre polishes up his college kid rock with tasty studio flourishes and clever arrangements." (The Other Paper, December 9-15, 2004, pg. 25)
- The Other Paper (Columbus, OH)


"Backstage Pass has multi-genre appeal"

For all you purists who believe that a musician should stick to a single genre, I have just two words, Marc Andre. With his sophomore project, "Backstage Pass," Andre effectively showcases his proficiency in emo, hip hop, and indie-fied prog rock.

Deep, emotional songs like "Hurricane" employ rich swelling strings, while more upbeat tunes such as "Making of a Rock Star," draws on Andre's hip hop roots. Whether you feel like laughing or crying, mourning or dancing, chances are there's a song on "Backstage Pass" to fit your mood. Marc Andre pays homage to bands such as Switchfoot and Evanescence without totally ripping them off.

Nashville session players Mark Baldwin (guitar), Jerry McPherson (guitar), Craig Nelson (bass), Steve Brewster (drums), and the Nashville String Machine lift this project above the norm for an indie project. - Mary Parker / Grassrootsmusic.com


"Do Yourself a Favor"

I have been listening to this album for some time now and i must say that this guy really surprised me. His first release "Dishes" back in 2001 was a mixture of rock, pop, hip-hop and other styles, so not a very consistent album. This sophmore release is much better and rockier than his first effort. This guy can be up there at the top of christian music in the future with people like Michael W. Smith, Mark Schultz and DC Talk. Best songs are the heavy rocker "Pull through" (style late-DC Talk), the ballad "Hurricane" (Mark Schultz/M.W.Smith), "Fooled" (funky, melodic poprocker!) and the ballad "A thousand gods". The album is well-produced and the musicians are all wellknown like Jerry McPherson, Eric Darken, Mark Baldwin, Steve Brewster, Craig Nelson and The Nashville String Machine, who worked with lots of top christian performers like Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith. So all in all a very good album. Do yourself a favor and go over to CD-Baby and buy yourself a copy!
- Cor Jan / Melodic.net


"Backstage Pass Review"

I started off my little review writing session thinking I'd like to review a album. But since there were none available, I picked up Marc Andre's sophmore project, Backstage Pass and decided to give it a shot. It's been sitting here far too long and I owe it to Marc to check out his album.

I was expecting a sort of hiphop/singer/songwriter style akin to Paul Wright or Mat Kearney, but was surprised (pleasantly). Even though I love those two artists, Marc has a cool progressive rock style. Think Coldplay and Evanescence (strings and drama) but with smoother vocals and more harmony. What a great sound, check out the song Hurricane. The lyrics evoke huge emotion and seem to build the same tension as an approaching hurricane with a big and grand finish.

I've mentioned Coldplay, but Marc harkens to a lot of other artists for inspiration and musical wisdom. Marc draws inspiration from artists like Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Pink Floyd and Evanescence.

Mark's ballads are just as uplifting and passionate as his ability to rock, check out Supposed to Be and A Thousand Gods for something a little more low key and thoughtful. Marc's sense of humour shows through on The Making of a Rockstar, where Mark pokes fun at rockstar wannabes who think they are bigger stars than they really are.

I only have one complaint, it's not really a complaint, just an observation. I felt the need to crank up my subwoofer throughout the whole CD, I'm not sure if bass was lacking in the final mix or if it was just the sound that Marc was aiming for. However, having said that the production of the CD is incredible and well executed. The effects are well done, and few and far between (exactly how effects should be)

Backstage Pass is an album that any artist big or small should be immensely proud of, I hope Marc continues to make (and send me) great music to review in the future! All in all, I hope Marc's album enjoys the success it deserves. Grab a copy of Marc's album while he's still an indie artist!
- Jeff McCann / ChristianRock.com


"Marc Andre at King College"

“Marc Andre and his band are energetic and passionate about their music and subject matter.  Memorial Chapel at King College exploded with energy and gospel vision during their concert on campus last fall.  Students, and even a few faculty, were thrilled with the band’s musical skills and their ability to communicate the good news in fresh and provocative terms.”   - Errol G Rohr Chaplain, King College, Bristol, TN


Discography

"Snapshots of the Shattered Soul" - October 2011
"Backstage Pass" - November 2004
"Dishes" - July 2001

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Marc Andre has been making music since 1989. Between the years of 1991 and 1998, he released several Christian rap projects, and then transitioned into pop rock with the debut of his Dishes album in 2001. In 2004, Marc released his sophomore project Backstage Pass, toured with his band for about a year, and then took some time off to focus on his small business 10x12 Productions which specializes in sound design and custom music for video/film. During this time, he scored the music for two short films including Ben Bay’s The Truck Driver and The Horseman and wrote the music for the Emmy award winning Say Grace PSA (2007).

In October 2011, after 2 years in the studio, Marc re-surfaced with his junior rock project Snapshots of the Shattered Soul. Marc describes his new album as “a collection of real life snapshots that touches on issues of depression, addiction, self-esteem, materialism, and fractured relationships. A dynamic journey of music and emotion carried by piano, haunting strings, and driving guitars.” The album was mixed by Nashville veteran Todd Robbins (dc Talk, Lincoln Brewster, Nicole Nordeman) and was mastered by Brad Blackwood (Evanescence, Maroon 5, Allison Krauss).

Marc’s live band consists of Marc Andre (piano/vocals), Matt Meyer (guitar), Joey Bradley (bass), and Jim Davis (drums). The band recently opened for Rush of Fools in Norwalk, OH and is currently lining up venues for 2012.

Marc and the band recently had the opportunity to open for Rush of Fools in Norwark, OH.