Review written by Sally Newman 20th March 2019

Marquis Drive are a seven-piece band hailing from the West Midlands. They claim to have gained their name after a local alternative tourist attraction and were initially drawn together given their mutual love of football, scooters, clothes, music and a good night out!

Although the Band were only formed last year they’ve already gained plenty of attention with their début single “Movin’ On” with its big vocals and punchy chorus backed up by guitars, bass, drums and keyboards , its fair to say they make quite an impact!!

The seven-piece strong Band is made up of :
Mark – Vocals and Guitar Eddie – Vocals and Guitar Chris – Vocals and Guitar Mal – Bass Matty – Keys Con – Drums Leon – Percussion and Vocals .

Marquis Drive have a truly unique sound thanks in part to their larger than average number of band members and varying range of guitars, percussion and mixed vocals.

The Band released their debut single “Movin On’” in late 2018 to much critical acclaim, with it achieving over 140,000 streams to date on Spotify alone. Their live performances have been described as “explosive” and have seen them supporting huge musical acts such as the likes of Dodgy, Reverend and The Makers, the Lightning Seeds, The Farm, The Wonderstuff, Shed Seven and Cast to name but a few… The Band also landed a licensing deal for 3 clothing endorsements based solely on this first release alone!

Marquis Drive have enjoyed some major endorsements from fans and music moguls alike upon the release of their first single Movin’ On with comments such as:-

The Britpop revival starts here.” – Resolution Magazine
“Sunshine for your ears…If Marquis Drive keep bringing out bangers like this…god only knows how society is going to function in a civilised manner.” – RGM magazine
“Sheer brilliance.” – Clobber magazine
“It’s a powerhouse of a single.” – Lucy Onions Music Photography & reviews
“It stands out as a track because refreshingly it doesn’t just seek to replicate those heady days when you couldn’t move for a Gallagher, but puts their own personality on it – and the video which shows them larking around in a field with scooters does exactly the same.” – From The Stars
“Marquis Drive had the whole venue bouncing and singing as they created a real festival atmosphere. Such was the buzz created, it would be tough for any band to follow.” – Sheffield Star
“Proper Fackin’ Band” – Danny Dyer

When you first listen to Marquis Drive, its clear to determine their musical influences from the likes of such greats as Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and The Jam . The way the Band have taken these influences and blended them into something so new and cutting edge, yet at that same time harking back to a time of great musical genius is remarkable and outstanding in the highest order. Given the amount of high profile fans they’ve accrued in a very short space of time, it would seem that I am not alone in my views!

Excitingly, Marquis Drive are also set to release two new singles “Shine On” and “Unite” as a double A-side in the very near future under the Small Town Mentality record Label. There are many high-profile gigs and more single releases planned for the Band this year who are fast becoming dubbed as “Indie’s worst-kept secret” due to their many high profile performances at summer festivals and venues which have, rightly so, put them on the lips of Indie Royalty.

The party starts at Himley Hall, Party in the Park Festival and continues with new member Leon Harrison (Ocean Colour Scene) with various dates up and down the country.

  • 19 Apr – NEW Single launch at V Dubs in the Valley
  • 20 Apr -The Station, Cannock
  • 4th May -Weston Super-mare Pier, Weston Super-mare
  • 5th May – Cavern Club, Liverpool – SOLD OUT
  • 5th May – Heebie Jeebies Nightclub Liverpool
  • 11th May – Farnborough FC, Farnborough
  • 18th May – Waterloo, Blackpool
  • 28th May – The Sugar Club Dublin (alongside an audience with Alan McGee)
  • 31st May – Run to the Rum, Leiston
  • 1st June – Mosborough Music Festival

Marquis Drive have also recently signed to Manager Rob Fiddaman’s (Britpop Revolution, Radio & leading Britpop memorabilia aficionado) management company ‘RF Music’,

MOVIN’ ON is available from all major digital distributors and from

The brand new Double A side single release has yet to be announced and fans are advised to check the bands social media channels for the latest up to date information.

You can also keep up to date on MARQUIS DRIVE on their own website here :-

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  • Review written by Sally Newman 20th March 2019 on behalf of Marquis Drive and R F Music
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