Spotlight on Marvest: Sons of Pluto

September 14th, 2017 by  |  Published in Interviews, News, Show Announcements

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Spotlight on Marvest will introduce you to the talented music makers in Ottawa performing FREE! shows as part of the Marvest offshoot of CityFolk.

Sons of Pluto

Saturday Sept 16, 2017 – 11:30 PM – Arrow & Loon Pub (99 Fifth Ave)

What was your reaction to the news you’d be a part of Marvest and who was the first person you told?
When we found out we were playing Marvest, we were all in a state of disbelief and excitement. We’ve always wanted to play a festival, and we thought we would particularly suit City Folk. We were very excited and humbled to be chosen as part of this wonderful line up. We immediately got down to business to start thinking about promotion, set lists, schedules, etc. It was a few minutes of euphoria followed by, “oh crap, we’re actually doing this. We’ve got to make sure everything is in order!”

Please describe your sound.
Sons of Pluto comes from a varied background as far as musical tastes goes. And it shows in our songs. We’ve been together for quite a while and we still can’t put a finger on our sound. It’s somewhere between alternative rock, pop, classical and R&B.

How did you get started on your musical journey?
Some of us have been playing music since we were kids. Our violinist went through formal training. Some of us are self taught. Our guitarist started playing around with the guitar in high school, and our singer learned the piano and guitar specifically for this band, and has no vocal training. In all cases, our curiosity and passion to perform has inspired us to improve and it’s been extremely rewarding.

What can music fans expect from your show? Will you be playing or releasing any new music?
Fans can expect us to give it our all and have fun when they come see us. We often end a set dripping in sweat because we work hard up there. We want our audience to feel free to dance, sing along and interact with us. We’re all nice, approachable individuals. And we try to radiate that inclusivity and positive vibe in our sets. They can expect lots of originals that haven’t been recorded as of yet. Our EP has four songs on it, but we’ve written so many more. Our songs range from dealing with heartache, mental health and addiction, to party songs and super hero imagery. We try to balance personal stories and lyrical substance with a sound you can latch on to.

What artists are you hoping to catch during this year’s Cityfolk and Marvest?
We’re all very much about the experience of festivals like this. To us, the prospect of hearing something new is the most exciting part. We look forward to all of the Marvest performers and we’re planning on catching as many of those sets as possible. Musicians need to continue to support each other, and we’ve had so much help from others, we want to give back and support our fellow artists. On the City Folk stages, we’re very much looking forward to Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Jack Johnson, and Bahamas. But this year’s entire lineup will be a pleasure to see.

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