Thu Aug 16 2012
The Roundy, Castle St.
Doors 9:00 pm - Admission: FREE
MAKO is Declan O’Shea and Christian Montagne, both former members of acclaimed band Cyclefly. During their time with the alternative rock band Cyclefly, Declan (vox) and Christian (bass guitar) toured throughout America and Europe with bands such as Linkin Park, Iggy Pop, Live, and Bush. The band also garnered places on the ‘Best New Artist’ lists of NME, Rock Sound, and Kerrang!
While their new project retains the slightly edgy alt-rock sound that gathered so many fans for Cyclefly, it also possesses a more mellow maturity reflecting Declan and Christian’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Declan’s voice, which has been compared to people such as Bowie, Richard Butler (Psychedelic furs), and Annie Lennox, permeates MAKO’S unforgettable lyrics in a charismatic and evocative manner. For the recording of their debut album, the band returned to Christian’s native Antibes on the Côte D’Azur. Mako flawlessly encapsulates the musical development of the two artists who have combined Raw talent with past experience.
The album “Living On Air” is out now. And The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Mako on the Official Ballot for the 2011 Grammy Awards in the following categories:
Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Rock SongMako - Miss AlisonBest Rock AlbumMako - Living On AirBest Short Form Music VideoMako - Unstoppable Best Rock SongMako - Miss Alison
Best Rock AlbumMako - Living On Air
Best Short Form Music VideoMako - Unstoppable
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