An April March
|Origin||Kitchener, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Shoegazing, Ethereal, Dream pop|
|Labels||Bedazzled Records, Antarctic Press, Cartwheel Productions, Apostrophe Records, Intrepid Records, Castle von Buhler, Silber Records, Losing Today, Plan Eleven, Dewdrops Records.|
|Associated acts||The Curtain Society|
|Past members||Joel Walsh (drums)|
Robert Lambke (bass)
Ian Ring (saxophone)
An April March was a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1989. The band's last incarnation consisted of singer/guitarist Danella Hocevar, guitarist Chris Perry and drummer Michael Klüg. The band "An April March" is not to be confused with April March, an unrelated artist, as well as Russian and French bands called by similar names.
The band members met in 1989 in Kitchener, Ontario, called themselves The Whittingtons and self-released a demo cassette. After Hocevar and Perry moved to Toronto, the band changed its name to An April March and began recording and performing in Toronto at local venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern. Their stylistic influences include dream pop, shoegazing, ethereal and ambient. The earliest lineup under the new name was Hocevar and Perry, with Bob Lembke on bass and Joel Walsh on drums. Some early recordings and performances also included Ian Ring (later of The Dervishes)on saxophone, who played with the band for about a year. The group broke up in 1999, playing their last show on 29 April of that year.
In 1991, An April March also contributed one song, "Jade", to the Giant Leap of Faith 2 compilation album released on vinyl and produced by University of Waterloo radio station manager Bill Wharrie.
In 1993 the band signed with the Washington, DC-based label Bedazzled Records and released their first full-length album, Impatiens. Subsequent releases were Instruments of Lust and Fury (EP – 1995), Lessons in Vengeance (1995), Adagio (EP – 1996), It Goes Without Saying (1997), and Something once true is always true... (1999).
An April March recorded songs for a the Cocteau Twins tribute album, released on Half Gifts (Dewdrop Records, 2002). The band also recorded the song Alec Eiffel for The Pixies tribute release Pixies Fuckin' Die! (The Orchard, 1999).
After splitting up in 1999, the band members pursued solo careers, with Hocevar releasing music under the moniker 'Danellatron'. Chris Perry has become a recognized record producer.