markus chakra

markus chakra

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Looking for the soul of rock'n roll? Well, then you'll love Markus Chakra. Markus is a passionate singer/songwriter who puts on great shows. He manages to put the raw emotion and intensity back in the limelight where it made rock music popular in the first place.


Markus Chakra: Troubadour for Troubled Times

“Don’t let your song be unsung, ,don’t try to finish what just ain’t done…take that stage, there’s life, shout out your name…” when Markus Chakra sings those lines and yet another club audience starts groovin’ along, you know that something is happening, something that is making the masses sit up and take notice.

So who is this troubadour for troubled times? Markus Chakra has been crafting his songs and plying his trade around Toronto during the past year, drinking Guinness, and trying to stay out of trouble. For Markus the only solution to the stress and clutter of modern life is to make music that is alive, vital and full of soul, by turns brooding, wry, and blow it up incendiary, or as he puts it, music that “reflects being beaten down by life but reaching down into those reserves and getting your strength back.” Describing his band as a “gang of surly rock and roll characters who hide our sensitivity behind our instruments,” Markus Chakra isn’t interested in pandering to existing rock stereotypes, aiming instead for a rock-out that is both intimate and cathartic. According to Markus, a live show “is about number one, having a good time, about playing songs people can relate to. When you come to one of our shows we give it our all in the hopes that people will leave feeling inspired.” Don’t miss him. Come see for yourself what all the fuss is about.


Demonstrative EP 2004

Set List

Sets are 30 to 45 minutes depending on slot in the bill. All songs are originals.
A typical set list could include:
I can Forgive
You've Made Your Bed
Divided by Light
How Long Have I Been A Child?
NE India
Hey, Don't Push Away Love