Coming onto the scene early fall of 2015, this prolific pair saturated the Edmonton and area music scene playing more than 200 live performances to date! Alexander and Jenesa MacMullin are a Canadian pop duo with a folk undertone, hinting of both rock and jazz. This powerhouse vocalist and innovative guitarist met at jazz school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their unique sound is influenced by the music of The Civil Wars, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin and Gungor, to name a few. 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. 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.
Since January 2016, the couple has released a music video, recorded & released their first EP, appeared on Shaw Television and were featured on multiple radio stations including CBC Radio 1. In fall the couple was nominated for the GMA’s 38th Covenant Award for “New Artist of the Year” for 2016. Their track, “Kissed the Girls” was a finalist in the Los Angeles Top Vocalist competition and the New York John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The two took to the road in March 2017 on their first Western Canadian Tour and, most recently, the duo’s song “Complexion” has been nominated for the Edmonton Music Award for the “Adult Alternative Recording of the Year” for 2016. Just last month the dynamic couple attended an intimate songwriters retreat with Judy Stakee, formerly of Warner Chappell in LA, where they ventured to further hone their craft as musical storytellers.
"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
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