Son of A Bad Man
Dirty Shannon, Man on Earth, Chasing Jonah
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
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Son of A Bad Man
"When I started to write my own songs, I tried to just take in everything I heard and learn from it," says frontman Shawn Fisher. "It wasn't until a few years later that I really began to figure out my own way of saying things." And these days, judging by the rabid reactions of the crowds that buy Shawn's music and pack the shows by him and his band Son of a Bad Man, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter's way of saying things is one that a lot of people are crazy about.
And perhaps the best testimony thus far to Son of a Bad Man's jaw-dropping gifts as both composers and as performers is This is Me, their astonishing Universal Republic debut. Full of enough huge, sweeping choruses to fill every stadium in America, and rich with soaring vocals that absolutely beg to be blasted out of rolled-down, summer-cruising car windows, the five-song EP was cut in a head-spinning five days with Grammy-winning producer John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Switchfoot). The result? A disc that utterly explodes with dangerously addictive, radio-ready anthems like "Open Your Eyes," an uplifting, redemptive plea to a lost and lonely girl; "Out of Control," a sexy, hip-churning party track about a love moving way too fast; and the defiant, guitar-crunching, fist-in-the-air title track. With This is Me, Son of a Bad Man hit the airwaves like a fully formed, heat-seeking rock 'n' roll comet.
Take a quick listen and you can’t get the song out of your head. With rhythmic guitar hooks, passionate vocals, blistering bass lines, and explosive percussion, Dirty Shannon is making a mark on the music scene with a new level of quality that is evident from the first lick. This band has figured out how to get back to basics and they’re just in time.
Originating in Central Florida in 2004, Dirty Shannon began as a group of musicians who felt that the fading wave of melodically crafted rock deserved to be revived in their town. The band states, “There are so many great rock acts today that have been short sided due to radio trends or other industry deficiencies, we have to try to put our songs out there and hope that someone finally gets what rock music is about, rather than succumbing to the latest crappy trend.” With this in mind, songwriters Paul Schick, Jeff Carr and Victor Scott have crafted an impressive lineup of guitar and vocal hooks to shape the sound that has become Dirty Shannon.
Dirty Shannon had played for fans of all ages in a variety of Florida venues. In doing so, they have formulated a live show continuously grows their fan base. They recently followed up their debut set of recordings, “Weather, Time & Possessions” with the soulful set "Hands In the Air" and are currently working on their third full length album. While touring locally and throughout the Southeast, the band looks forward to meeting and cultivating new fans along the way.
Man on Earth
The address is 315… On Bowery to be more specific, the legendary awning is gone but past a rack of motorcycle jackets and beside a table filled with t-shirts of the once greats that passed through the now spotless walls, you can still find a sticker emblazoned with the name Man on Earth.
Started in a small bedroom not far from there, Steven Nathan (Singer/Songwriter) set out to write songs that moved him the way the world around him did. The sun through the Central Park trees, old boots being dragged across the broken concrete of St. Marks Place, the fall of the first snow as you walk up the broad expanse of the Sixth Avenue. Armed to the teeth with the constant buzz of inspiration and a stack of show fliers in hand, he has taken his band from filling clubs on the lower east side, to the large theaters of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
CMJ described Man on Earth as "Glistening, wide-open arena rock with spirited choruses and a charged romanticism," and with the release of their latest album "Things They'd Never Believe" the band has expanded their ideas to combine indie pop sensibility with experimental instrumentation to create memorable and hook heavy songs. Grammy winning producer Ken Lewis, remarked, "I've had the distinct pleasure of producing and mixing much of Man on Earth's exceptional music. When people ask "why hasn't this band made it yet?" my only response is…"YET!" Their newest album "Things They'd Never Believe" continues their evolution in making great music."
Fans familiar with the previous album, 2009's "The Time Spent Wondering" (featuring radio trade publication FMQB's choice of "best bet pick" for "All We Want") will instantly recognize the band on "Things They'd Never Believe" and also revel in the bands musical growth and expanse of sound, which sets it target on bringing more fiercely devoted fans into the fold. With tracks like pop-gem "Staring at Your Phone," the intensity driven first single "I'd be Good for You" or with its electronically dusted album lead off "Sometimes," the band pulls you into every emotional up and down of its world and the lives inside of it to make a connection to the dreams and determination of its listeners everywhere.
For a band that knows having a personal relationship with its fans is a top priority, they have maintained an intensive cross country tour schedule for years perfecting a live show filled with vigorous musicianship that never fails to impress and expand its audience. In the process they have cultivated relationships and shared stages with acts like Simple Plan, Secondhand Serenade, and Perry Farrell and played every venue from Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York to the streets of Seattle with everything in between. The band has also chalked up an impressive array of media appearances popping up everywhere from Fox Television's "Fearless Music" to live performances on CBS and NBC. In addition to being spun on over 300 national radio stations there have been features on the Winter Olympics and an arena filled sing-along to their music at every home game for the NHL's New York Islanders.
Since its outset, Nathan, along with (bassist) Adam Root and (lead guitarist) Steve Gregoire have brought the soundtrack to a new generation, while wearing hope on their sleeves, keeping their sights on the dream and doing it all while reaching for the sky.
Chasing Jonah consists of four traveling lovers/fighters bringing their stories to venues across Florida. Mixing strong female vocals with an indie rock aesthetic, they paint pictures of what it's like to live and love in the age of ambiguity.
Led by vocalist/acoustic guitarist Ashley Dudukovich, Chasing Jonah explores the vulnerability, passion, and jealousy that can arc between otherwise reasonable people in relationships. Instrumental support from bandmates Tony Ficarrotto (electric guitar), Champ Kelley (drums), and Chandler Cook (bass) produces a sound that draws freely from folk, jazz, rock, and indie influences. Together, their honest and intimate shows sound almost like a cross between Regina Spektor, Iron and Wine, Angus and Julia Stone, Band of Horses and Death Cab For Cutie.
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