"How do I describe this group? A sweaty, beautiful, chaotic, organized, hyper-realized, super-tight, fever-dream of a monster that defies categorization and pumps out so much beat and rhythm that the venue should soon call in a structural engineer because the roof was nearly blown clean off!" -Yale Cohn, Little Village Magazine
"Could it be that MarchFourth! isn't a band from Portland, Oregon, but is, in fact, an alien invasion? Because their show is out-of-this-world AMAZING!" -Scott Hopkins,
“You could call MarchFourth a Vaudeville circus, or a sexy carnivalesque sideshow of animalistic proportions where all sense of decorum is beaten into submission. I call it a panoply for the senses, a celebratory feast of friends, a visually stunning performance that sears itself into your brain.” Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian.
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and
jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country
year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!
With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a
spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been
seen on stages from ESPN’s Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra
Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and The Fillmore, and even a cultural
exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.
MarchFourth’s track “Gospel” (from their self-released album Rise Up, 2009) was featured as the
closing credits theme song in the Disney/Pixar animated film, Monster’s University. Their next album
Magnificent Beast was self-released in 2011, produced by fellow Portlander Steve Berlin (Los
For their most recent album, Magic Number, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland,
Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record with Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and
Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty). With local talent
at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from
MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone
Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).
“Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans,
MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big
band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed,
MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!” ~Live for Live
“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting
that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots
of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels.” ~USAToday
“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes
everything… Full of auditory goodness...” ~NYS Music
“Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk” ~New York Music Daily
and DJ Cobrawolfshark