Disclaimer: Some trivia below are based on the internet (do you trust the internet?) and some are taken from interviews (do you trust the band?).
- Birthdays: Matt: March 12; Josh: June 11; Mike: Nov 1; Ian: July 15
- Full names (based on the internet): Michael John Edward Ayley; Matthew Ian Webb; Joshua Keeler Ramsay
- Full name (based on his own tweet): Ian Randle Clifford Casselman
- Marianas Trench began in 2001 as a 5-piece band.
- The original 5th member helped come up with the name Marianas Trench.
- Supposedly, the original 5th member of Marianas Trench is now a producer for Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
- Josh joked the next album will be called "Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer," featuring songs like "8 PM Eastern."
- Did you know Josh wrote "By Now" almost 6 years ago?
- When Josh called Ian, the voicemail greeting was, "Excuse me I am lost. Please help me." in Mandarin.
- On Ever After, Ian's fave songs are "Ever After" and "Desperate Measures", and Mike's fave is "Fallout."
- Marianas Trench played at Virgin Fest '07 w The Killers, AFI & Metric. The day prior included My Chemical Romance & Billy Talent.
- Matt (Tad), Ian (Gregoire), Josh (Ponce) and Mike (I love Horatio from CSI)
- Matt's first instrument was the piano. He originally played keyboards for Marianas Trench before guitar.
- Matt's "Goodbye Addict" is about the difficulty of maintaining relationships back home when touring.
- Matt's "Cinnamon" is his timeline of being in Marianas Trench. It's also the song he's the most proud of.
- Josh co-wrote & produced Matt's "Stage I Remember" & "Landslide."
- Kevvy and Carly Rae Jepsen co-wrote Matt's "Take You Higher."
- Kevvy produced Matt's "Take You Higher" & "Goodbye Addict".
- For more, search the #TrenchTrivia on Twitter.
Music Video Trivia
One of the film locations for the "Say Anything" music video was at the Victoria Hotel.
In the "Say Anything" music video, there’s a picture signed by Matt for Dave Genn that says "d’everything’s d’automatic". This references "Everything Is Automatic" by Matthew Good Band. Dave was in Matthew Good Band, but is now in 54-40.
Josh's dad, Miles Ramsay, performed in a group called The Numerality Singers which had their own series "Up Up and Away." There, he met his future wife, Corlynn Hanney (Josh's mom).
The Ramsay Family Singers.
Josh's sister, Sarah, is also a singer. Follow her on Twitter at @SaraRamsay
Matt's sister, Amanda, is a photographer. She took the above picture. Follow her on Twitter at @AmandaJWebb.
These are what their pedal boards look like. Who maintains their tech? Brett Jamieson. Follow him on Twitter at @trench_tech.