Alexander and Jenesa MacMullin are a married couple from Spruce Grove, Alberta, who recently began performing as Soap Box Duo. The two met while studying music at Edmonton’s MacEwan University; he as a guitarist and she as a vocalist. Their unique sound is influenced by the music of The Civil Wars, John Mayer, Hey Ocean and Gungor. Their passion is to use music as their ‘soap box’ to encourage and inspire others toward justice. The couple writes and performs about topics that stir their hearts, from personal experiences to being an empathetic voice for the burdened. With a pop sound, hinting of rock and jazz, these two create catchy melodies and unique instrumentation as a foundation for their lyrics. Lyrics that they hope will be both heard and felt by their listeners.
Coming onto the scene early fall of 2015, this dynamic pair saturated the Edmonton and area music scene playing more than 160 shows! From coffee shops to corporate banquets, audiences have been delighted by the couples authentic vintage look and modern sound. Soap Box Duo was showcased on CJSR 88.5 “It Takes A Village” in January. Then in April, they won Moonshiners Battle of the Bands competition sponsored by 88.1 FM The One. The two then performed on Shaw TV’s “Edmonton Unplugged” which aired mid June. Their first music video, featuring their original song “Complexion”, was released May 26th on Youtube. The same song was also featured on Edmonton's 105.9 Shine FM. The couple had the privilege of being interviewed by their host, David James, on the "Drive Home" show in late spring. Soap Box Duo’s debut EP, recorded and produced by Jared Salte of The Royal Foundry, was released June 23rd at a nearly sold out show at the Mercury Room. Vue Weekly did an interview article on the couple’s new EP and their vision behind their pursuit of their musical career. Since the release the two have been featured in the Spruce Grove & Stony Plain Reporter/Examiner four times, Vegreville’s News Advertiser, a second interview on Rhea March’s “It Takes a Village” on CJSR and appeared on Shaw TV to promote the Edmonton Event “Party in the Park”. Most recently, the duo was nominated as the GMA’s New Artist of the Year for 2016. The 38th Covenant Awards Gala will be held in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.
"Soap Box duo is a vibrant husband and wife team writing catchy, melody filled tunes that have been able to capture all types of audiences. Be sure to catch a live show to feel the energy this duo brings to a room."
-Jen Perry, ID VIP Team, The Red Cannons
"I would liken their music to a new, trendy café. It’s there and it’s only a matter of time before it gets noticed and becomes all the rage."
- Jolene Maxwell, The Veil Lifted Blog
“Soap Box Duo is unique, refreshing, relevant, engaging and entertaining. Every show is [full] of rich harmonies, exquisite musicianship, fresh material and smartly crafted onstage banter. This young and charismatic married couple are top-notch professionals who are dedicated to consistently delighting their fans whilst spreading their joy through love and music.”
- Rhea March, Talent Presenter at the Canmore & Edmonton Folk Music Festivals; Artist Development Specialist - MMi & The School of Song; Mentor at The Sarah McLachlan School of Music
“The Soap Box Duo is a fantastic husband and wife outfit. They have unmistakably catchy, and well-crafted melodies, instrumentation, and lyrics. I love how they infuse a taste of jazz, folk, and pop into their unique sounds.”
- Justin, Owner/Cinematographer: Intrinsic Media Group