Marianas Trench is a Juno award nominated Canadian pop punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia signed to 604 Records. The band released their first full length album Fix Me on October 3, 2006. Some of the demos the band sent out four years before appear on the album. The band's biggest musical influences are Queen, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Beach Boys and Ben Folds Five.
The name "Marianas Trench" came from the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point in the world. The band has been known to create stories of how they decided on it in interviews.
The band released their second studio album on , 2009 titled, Masterpiece Theatre.
Josh Ramsay started a solo career and needed a supporting band during touring. He managed to recruit high school friend Matt Webb and local musicians Morgan Hempsted and Steve Marshall. The band worked out so well that they decided to form a band named Ramsay Fiction. After signing to 604 Records in early 2003, they changed their name and became Marianas Trench. Marshall and Hempsted would leave the band around this time and Matt would call Mike Ayley, an old friend to join the band who would become the band's new bass guitarist. Matt would also switch from being the band's pianist to become the bands new lead guitarist. The band presented an award during the 2007 MMVA's. They made an appearance on the TV show Kyle XY and their song "Alibis" from their debut album Fix Me, was put on the soundtrack. Shake Tramp peaked on #1 on the Much Music Countdown,iTunes Canada Digital Download and was later nominated for Video of the Year at the Juno Awards. Marianas Trench started getting formally introduced and started getting popular in their 2006 "Virgin Festival" in Vancouver.
"Masterpiece Theatre" the band's follow-up album, was released as planned on , 2009 as stated on the band's MySpace on , 2009. The song, "Masterpiece Theatre" was re-written twice before the band decided to settle on the third and final version. All three versions of the song were put on the album. Bassist Mike Ayley, was stated saying "Masterpiece II and III are amazing songs that really explore the potential of Josh's writing." The album debuted #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart one week after being released. "Cross My Heart" became the band's second song to peak at #1 on both the Much Music Countdown and iTunes Canada Digital Download. "Cross My Heart" was nominated for four MMVAs in 2009 and was certified platinum in Canada. Recently after, Marianas Trench reached the #1 spot with the song All To Myself on Much Music's MOD. All To Myself also made Platinum certification in August 2009 in Canada. Masterpiece Theater also received a WCMA for Best Pop Recording on September 20, 2009.
Josh Ramsay - Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar and Piano (2001?present)
Matt Webb - Lead guitar, Backing vocals and Piano (2001?present)
Mike Ayley - Bass guitar and Backing vocals (2003?present)
Ian Casselman - Drums and Backing vocals (2001?present)
Steve Marshall - Lead guitar (2001?2003)
Morgan Hempsted - Bass guitar (2001?2003)