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#MusicExchange: Parable Fifteen releases third full-length album Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is the brand-new album from Durban-born musicians Parable Fifteen.
The band is Marc Skarda (vocals), Bryce Breeds (bass), Marius Botha (drums) and Nic Leahy (guitar). 

The band has made strong inroads into the music industry as well as the live music scene over the last couple of years. 

Before being signed to Just Music, the band spent their time crafting their pop/rock sound and gigging intensively.

“We got a chance to have our dream come true! We wanted to make sure this album was our best, refined and relevant songs for where we are as a band right now. We believe that this album is a relatable world-class piece of art, and could not be prouder. 

“Songs, for me, are a little bit like my children, and this feels like putting my five-year-old on the school bus for the first time. 

“We’ve put our heart and souls into making this album and we just really hope people love these songs just as much as we do… it's scary,” says vocalist Marc Skarda. 

“You and Me” is the lead single from their stellar 11-track album.

I chatted to Skarda last week.

BizcommunityWhat does the new decade mean?

A new opportunity to do so much more, that old saying: “I wish I knew then”, well now, we do and it means we can use the knowledge and experience to build on… exciting!

BizcommunityFame is about: 

Platform! The possibility of impacting so many more in a positive way 

BizcommunityRetirement will happen when: 

This becomes more like a job and less like something we truly love 

BizcommunityI don't do: 


BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

It’s a universal language, the ability to communicate on a level nothing else can.  

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

Knowing that people appreciate the entertainment we are providing and that people are as inspired to live their dreams as we are. 

BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage: 

Too many to mention, but probably falling ‘up’ a few stairs trying to be cool. Yes, we are all human and make fools of ourselves. Lol. 

BizcommunityWhich living person do you admire most and why?

Kevin Hart - he seems to really work hard to achieve his dreams; he is real, for the most part, but understands that hard work is all that gets you there. 

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

That’s a tough one! Probably my studio equipment. 


It’s your round, what are you drinking?

Jim Beam; lots of ice, shot glass. 

BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

My lockdown tummy; I’ve been told my eyes are very intense.  

BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

I’d be a life coach and motivational speaker. 

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?

Honest, real, funny, ambitious, driven. 

BizcommunityFive favourite SA albums: 

Tree 63 - The Life and Times of Absolute Truth 
Just Jinger - All Comes Round 
Wonderboom - Tell Someone Who Cares 
Cinema - Cinema
Niemand - Reborn

BizcommunityWhat is your favourite word?


BizcommunityFavourite fashion garment: 


BizcommunityGive us some real proper slang and what it means: 

Kiff - really cool. 

BizcommunityYour greatest achievement: 

My two incredible daughters.  

BizcommunityWhat is your fear?

Being mediocre. 

BizcommunityHappiness is: 

Behind my driver on the first tee. 

BizcommunityOn stage, I tend to: 

Play with my zip too often. 

BizcommunityDo you do charity work and, if you do, what do you do?

We have done a lot of work with raising money for Aids orphans. 

BizcommunityWishes and dreams: 

We really want to make music that inspires people to pursue their dreams.

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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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