Ottawa’s Project Mars Rocks To Raise Funds For Multiple Sclerosis Research – April 21st
Hailing from Ottawa, ON, alt rockers Project Mars are back with a vengeance to unleash their most powerful material to date into the musical landscape while simultaneously lending their talents to help a worthy cause.
On April 21st at The Flixx in Aylmer, QC (situated just on the outskirts of Ottawa), the band along with a contingent of support from Ottawa and the surrounding area’s music community will be holding a fundraising awareness show for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada following a recent diagnosis that hit close to home with Project Mars.
“We wanted to support the MS society, first off because it affects us on a personal level and secondly we realized that with our album being released, it is a great tool to promote awareness and raise funds. Through previous fundraising efforts, we’ve already risen over $2,000 and as a band will be participating in the Walk For MS in Ottawa on April 29th. We hope to give back to the MS society for our whole careers in music and beyond so that we can help find a cure for this terrible condition.” commented vocalist guitarist Ron Henry.
Single Stream – Don’t Hold Back – http://youtu.be/jRt-GgEJzQ0
Video – Hey (Live) – http://youtu.be/5rr3ech_L_w
Show Details: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/323661344359006/
Venue: The Flixx, 51 Court Street, Aymler, QC
Cost / Donation: $10
Age Limit: 18+
Band Line Up: Project Mars w/ Broken Down, Innerpiece, Riding Shotgun, Dirty Beloved, Brave The Third, Scarecrowz, P.L.D.M, Jay Coyle, Mosquitos, Sam Mouchet, Mutes
About: What began as some plain good ol’ banter on the job between three coworkers at a restaurant, soon became prog rock band Sound Addiction, morphed into a power trio and eventually evolved into alt rock band now know as Project Mars.
After purchasing all the necessary gear to record a debut album, tackling the learning curve that followed and playing a number of successful shows, a mix of unforeseen factors led to the dissolution of Project Mars a year later. But not too long after that is when, in 2010, a reunion between high school friends Jason Connolly (Guitars/Vocals) and Ron Henry (Vocals/Guitars) resulted in the beginning of the resurrection of Project Mars.
Now, Project Mars is gearing up to release its debut full-length album, Don’t Hold Back, in September 2012. With the title track an ode to the band’s former bassist who left to join the Canadian army, the record deals with everything from war and politics to more personal struggles.
Packed with in-your-face rock and tons of attitude from track to track, Don’t Hold Back’s first mission is to kick listeners’ asses and its second is to help raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis research, following a recent diagnosis that hit close to home.