Viva Mars
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Viva Mars

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Band Rock Alternative


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"Viva Viva Mars"

The Oshawa-based foursome, formally known as The Nonchalants, definitely impressed at last Sunday's concert in Oshawa, their third year participating in the competition.

"I was completely blown away when these boys took the stage ... They have taken all of their influences of indie, rock, folk, pop, acoustic and alternative music and created an incredible sound," said producer Becky Choquette. "They have grown so much over the last three years that they have participated in Bandwarz."

"It was a pleasure seeing Viva Mars again in Bandwarz. It appears that they have tweaked any imperfections and have grown as a band since their first year of competing," said judge Alexis Ward.


"'Committed individuals' needed on local music scene"

Calvin's Blues

Viva Mars


Trawling through promo for an upcoming gig, I came upon this track on Viva Mars' Myspace. It's jingly jangle indie to the core and I have a sneaking suspicion the band may be listening to James, yet it has a pull and doesn't give up its secrets too easily.

- Oshawa This Week, by Will McGuirk


Viva Mars EP
- Pin Feathers
- The Set
- From The Shoreline

Calvin's Blues (Single)

Find our music streaming on Myspace and CBC Radio 3.



Viva Mars are based out of Oshawa, and have been playing shows in and around the GTA since 2008. They were formed by Jordan Sheppard and Christopher Russo in 2007 but it wasn't until the arrival of Thomas Helliwell and Jonnathan Neal that they began writing music seriously. It would be a misrepresentation to simply place their sound under one category. Viva Mars have been influenced by many different artists blurring the lines of musical style. Their sound is rooted in alternative, punk, indie, folk and pop influences. Viva Mars have recorded both professionally and independently all the while emphasizing their authenticity by staying true to their music and their sound. The band is currently playing live shows around the GTA, mst recently at venues such as The Opera House, El Mocambo and The Great Hall in Toronto and saller venues like EP Taylors, The Tilted Kilt and The Green Bottle in Durham Region. Viva Mars are constantly writing new material with their ever-present musical creativity.