I Am Machi – Edmonton, AB
It’s easy to not have much, when you love the sh** out of each other!
Since marrying in 2010 and starting the band in 2012, I Am Machi have been striving to create as much of a big rock band sound as they can while still maintaining minimalistic instrumentation. Drums, guitars, various other loud noises, and each other are all these two best pals have in order to take on the day-to-day and its highs and lows (not including their a**hole cat, Phineas Oscar II, with whom they battle daily, of course). Their live performance is fun and awkward. “Fawkward,” they call it. It’s a lot like watching Grandma swear at the neighbourhood kids, now with 100% less racism! With Nathan on guitars, Jileane on drums, and both sharing vocal duties (hee-hee, duty!), I Am Machi strives to find beauty in desolate places. They write songs about their own valley floors and mountain tops in the hopes that others will empathize and find it uplifting, inspiring, or just have a rootin’ tootin’ good time. They work hard doing what they love.