"Beautiful at times, and heartbreaking at times - their voices and instruments meet and give birth to some of the most delicate and elegant sounds I have heard in a long time."

 

March to May began under unusual circumstances in late December of 2012. The musical spark between Darren and Beth arose around a roaring beach bonfire along a remote section of the Washington coast. Neither of them had realized the musical potential they shared when they first met a few weeks before – and not until several more chance encounters did they realize that the musical chemistry between them was truly magical. Once the spark hit, it didn't take long for them to catch fire. By March 2013 they had co-written their first two songs, by April they had a paid gig under their belts, and by May they had a name and shows booked out into the months ahead.

Two years and over 80 shows later, they released their critically acclaimed debut EP, The Water’s Edge, to a sold-out show on a historic steamship. Their single, “Embers”, spent eleven consecutive weeks at #1 on Y'allwire’s Y'allternative Music Video charts and won an Akademia Award for Best Pop / Singer-Songwriter Song (August 2015). Their sound has drawn comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Their single "Embers" prompted Chuck Taylor, former Sr. Editor at Billboard Magazine, to comment that “folk duo March to May’s soft and gentle new single “Embers” is certainly a song that we can all relate to…all that’s missing here is a fading sunset and a requisite glass of red wine.” 

 

What others are saying about our music:


Awards, etc.

  • FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference: Official Showcasing Act
  • Secretly Important's top 10 albums of 2015 - The Water's Edge
  • Akademia Award: Best Song - Pop for "Embers"
  • Top of Y'Allwire's Y'Allternative charts for 11 weeks - "Embers" official music video

Press

"March to May weave beautiful tales with artistic strings that will steal your breath away." - The Revue 

"The storytelling is dark and their vocal harmonies are rich. What more could you ask for?" - Surviving the Golden Age!

"With the recently-released Through the Night, they have a created an album that is a perfect encapsulation of the Pacific Northwest at its most pensive, haunting, and sublime." - Glide Magazine 

"March to May is one of those bands dialing into an emerging, dream-folk sound. [...] Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche's sylvan vocals carry their lyrics exploring aspects of time and love."
- Echoes

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