Marv Machura Biography


“A crowd favourite.”    – Full Moon Folk Club

“a winning singer and talented guitar player.” – Penguin Eggs Magazine

Marv Machura is a singer-songwriter in the contemporary tradition of artists like Neil Young, Ian Tyson, John Cougar, Tom Petty, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond, John Denver, etc.  He has been performing steadily since his teens, releasing 4 CDs and publishing 20 songs in Nashville.   


Marv Machura started his professional career at 15 as a guitar player in several variety dance bands out of Edmonton, Alberta.   At 18, he moved on to singing and writing songs, touring as a solo act while continuing to play in others and his own bands.  During the 1990s, Machura led several Edmonton-based folk-rock bands that became “The Marv Machura Band” featuring Machura backed by a bass/drums rhythm section.

During the 1990s Machura also published over 20 songs in Nashville and released his first CD.  Over the next 10 years, Machura continued to perform with his band releasing three more CDs.

Machura moved from Edmonton to Vernon in the fall of 2013; since that time he has been performing as a solo and with several versions of the Marv Machura Band and most recently his new band “The Kokanee Cowboys.”

Today, Marv Machura continues to perform both solo and with his band.  Machura also continues to write, record, and publish new music and is currently working on his 5th CD release. 

Marv Machura