all started innocently enough. Marti Sarbit was having fun, performing
with a Motown cover band in Winnipeg called The Solutions.
She'd head over to the Cavern in Osborne Village every second week for a gig.
Little did she know that doing that would change her life. "Rusty [Matyas] was doing sound. He was Rusty the Sound Guy to me. We would say 'h'i but never have really big discussions. And eventually he came up to me and said 'Do you want to sing on this Motown song that I'm writing for you?' "
It turns out that recording that song was Sarbit's first real studio experience. "At first the plan wasn't even to make an album. It was just to record songs when we felt like it. At three in the morning we'd head over to the studio if we were both up and felt like goin' in. It was basically all for fun," she explains.
Imaginary Cities launches Fall of Romance on Tuesday May 28 in Toronto. Before then, catch Marti Sarbit on SCENE on Air with host Ismaila Alfa on Saturday May 25. The show airs every Saturday from 5 - 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 89.3 FM/990 AM/97.9 FM in Brandon.