Marc Robillard Featured on ‘New Canadian Music’
Halifax born, Los Angeles-based singer songwriter Marc Robillard is probably better known by voice than by name.
The one-time junior hockey star has been all over MTV in the U.S, had his songs featured on major network-TV shows such as Rookie Blue and Jersey Shore –and Frito Lay licensedhis song “So Much More” as a wrap-around for a global green program. He also recorded a version of Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” recently used as the theme song for the History Channel’s newest reality show Great Lake Warriors.
The guy is a go-getter when it comes to writing, recording and marketing his songs, but in the past few weeks Robillard has slowed his pace to front shows in Hollywood, Century City and Santa Monica.
He cites Coldplay and Death Cab as music influences; but there are a so many delicious inferences woven into his raspy voice that is oh, so seductive. Robbillard has a knack in connecting his bright side of the road songs to alt-pop confections that are hook laden without sounding crushingly commercial. There’s an audience for his laid back style and it is just a matter of time before one of his songs hits the mainstream in a very big way.
“Contagious”, the first single to be released from his debut album Left London, is now being spun on more than 30 radio stations across Canada. The Ripple Effect says, “Robillard is an alternative rock balladeer in the vein of David Grey, and the results are phenomenal.” “Left London is a brilliant album,” says Powerpopaholic. “You should keep your eye out for Marc Robillard,” notes Stereoboard UK.
The accompanying video is from a performance by Robillard at the Troubadour back in May:
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