His mother was a vocal teacher who once sang backup for Leonard Cohen and hung out with Elvis.His father was a jingle writer famous for cocreating “Ba-Dum, Ba-Dum”, aka A&W’s tuba-tastic Great Root Bear theme.“It was very difficult but you know it was also very invigorating.Once I actually felt creative energy again, then it was almost like a high.” We caught up with Ramsay and bassist Mike Ayley in Toronto recently to talk Astoria, described as a concept album about “that emotional journey that Josh went through,” writers block, and touring.There was the frustration of being unable—and unwilling—to write after landing a major American record deal.And there was one of the most loving and inspirational people in his life—his mom—waging a war against Lewy body dementia, which combines symptoms of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
In what’s both a blessing and a curse, Josh Ramsay is wired so that restraint isn’t an option.“I don’t know if you find this, but I find in my own life that everything is always in extremes,” says the immensely quotable frontman for Vancouver hit-makers Marianas Trench, interviewed at Kitsilano’s Calhoun’s café.
“But I realized that I needed to do my job and do it well again. And I needed to do something bold.” Here are some interesting things about Josh Ramsay.
He’s the lone boy and the youngest—by far—of five kids born to musically oriented parents Miles Ramsay and Corlynn Hanney.
There is a girl with blond hair sitting on his lap in one of the pictures.
I also kinda know he's not gay causs he rapped all his christmas presents with porn :) yummy No.