MARINADE: A juicy, succulent combination of many different flavors that one would use to tenderize and flavatize anything for consumption. In this case it is the perfect name for this band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Their music is diverse, from Blues to Funk, Reggae to Rock, Psychedelic to Soul, they keep you on your toes..literally. They have a passion to let their music breathe, really jam out, so each song can marinate your aural palate. They have spread the soak all over Utah and Colorado, as well as played shows in Idaho and Arizona.
With Talia Keys on Drums, Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals, James Trevino on Bass, Jimmy Rockstar on Guitar, Matt Pizza on Percussion, and Spencer Kellogg on Saxophone, it is surely to be a diverse and highly energetic show. “Talia seems to me to be a reincarnate of Janis Joplin and the more I think about it the band sounded a lot like a modern version of The Holding Company” says Lewis Cooper, professional music photographer. Andrew Roy of Slug Magazine puts it right, “the band works so hard and plays so often that youâ€™d probably need to put effort into missing Marinade these days, and that’d be wasted effort for sure.” Finally Austen Diamond from City Weekly comments, “With Keys at the helm, playing drums and letting her pipes soar to epic heights, Marinade is tight….The audience is like “Mmmmm,” because their sound’s scintillating, multi-flavored kickâ€”with its spicy funk, salty blues, savory reggae and chill jazzâ€”is finger-lickin’ good.”