'Another Toke' Single Review:
"'Another Toke' features a very cool 90's esque sound that will pull you in and an awesome vocal by frontman John Richter that will keep you into the song. It's one of our favorite submissions so far this year, give it a listen and you'll hear why."
"Nothing beats that rush of nostalgia when listening to classic 90’s anthems from artists such as Third Eye Blind, Weezer, Spin Doctors, and the men who Fight Foo. It’s a shame there aren’t any modern day bands emulating this sound through their original music…or are there?
Marquee Grand is an alternative rock band from Buffalo, NY with deep-seated roots in 90’s alt rock. Recently, the four-piece released a single titled “Another Toke,” the first among a series of singles the band plans on releasing over the next few months.
If you don’t like catchy guitar riffs or powerful sing-along choruses, you should probably stay as far away as possible from this track. Otherwise, throw on some over-ear headphones, and bring yourself back to the days of smoking doobies on the couch in your mom’s basement."
-Corey Maher, NYS Music
"Marquee Grand have created another ultra catchy rock single that'll get stuck in your head for days."
-From The Depths Entertainment
'Kingmaker' EP Review:
"Is there room in this musical world for yet another alt-rock band from the good old US of A? That’s the question that many a reviewer has no doubt asked himself without ever actually expecting an answer yet, perhaps, Marquee Grand are the band with the answer.
Their “Kingmaker” EP might indeed seem a model of the very conventionality that you would expect of this particular musical genre yet the five songs are not without a certain muscularity. “Of Troy”, with its Panic at the Disco influences, is certainly the kind of song that would have been guaranteed radio play a decade ago and, most probably, garner some notable affection from those with a taste for such things. “Little Fight”, on the other hand is altogether rougher and, armed with all the requisite power chords and guitar riffs, takes the good fight right out on to the terraces with its punch the air chorus. If that song gives you a taste for more then “Howl” makes for a fine second course of thoroughly macho goodness before the old school rock of “Close Again” takes you towards the last bus home.
Marquee Grand are a band with a straight down the line approach to their music and that, in these uncertain times, is actually quite refreshing. So, to answer my own question, there is room for one more alt-rock band after all."
"The opening number “Of Troy” kicks things off with a vaudeville-style, pop-punk romp reminiscent of a song like “Dance Dance” from Fall Out Boy. “Little Fight” will give you a ping of excitement when it starts...but as the song continues you’ll be excited for other reasons, as it evolves into the catchiest chorus on the record. “Close Again” could just as easily have been written by Bryan Adams— showing a Canadian-sounding slant to these New York boys."
-Syd Ghan, Bucketlist Reviews
"Let It Ride" Single Review"
"Marquee Grand is an upstart rock band from Buffalo, NY looking to make their mark on the industry with their form of alternative rock. Let's dive in and see what their most recent single is all about. The track kicks off with a nice little tempo that would bring to mind Death Cab For Cutie. It sinks its teeth right in and chimes along with melody before erupting into the uplifting chorus. The guitar work is excellent on the track and helps build the foundation. The second verse keeps the track grooving along like a cool breeze. The chorus brings to mind early Weezer and is silky smooth. Once the track ends soon after, you'll be reaching for the repeat button right away. We can't wait to hear more from these guys!"
-From the Depths Entertainment