Domestic Problems, Joe Fornothin
The King Stan Band
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The band weaves through an incredible array of sounds, from Celtic rhythms to jazzy beats, from ska to good old-fashioned rock-n-roll, with supreme confidence and the highest energy level this side of the Bare Naked Ladies.
Joe Fornothin is a high energy rock band from Parker, Colorado. The energizing power that brothers, Tyler and Devin Bills, bring to the stage has been gripping audiences for more than six years. Recently, two amazing musicians, Joseph Humphreys and Benjamin Hatch joined the Joe Fornothin family. The band has played at some of Denver’s most popular venues and has shared the stage with several big bands. In August 2011, they played with Everclear, The BoDeans, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds in Denver. In July 2010, they opened for the legendary southern rock band Blackfoot and have also opened for Britain’s Back Door Slam at the Soiled Dove Underground. Joe Fornothin has performed at Herman’s Hideaway, the Walnut Room, and the Gothic Theatre. They have performed at Denver’s People’s Fair Festival for the past five years 2007-2011 and have traveled several times to South Dakota for the Sturgis Rally. Joe Fornothin has shared the stage with some of Denver’s hottest bands including the Railbenders, Opie Gone Bad, and Hazel Miller.
Joe Fornothin has a unique rock sound blending a bit of classic blues rock with an overtone of modern rock. The band has recorded 2 EP discs over the past few years and in December 2008 finished their third EP, Product of Hollywood. The band finished their most recent 5 song EP in 2010 titled Something to Talk About. The band’s sound is diverse because of its member’s wide range of musical tastes. Bands like ZZ Top and AC/DC are some of their many influences. Tyler’s strong vocals and emotional lyrics stun the crowd.
Tyler Bills (guitar, lead vocals) passion for music and incredible energy can be felt by the audience every time he takes the stage. Playing guitar and singing is truly his love in life. He has a zeal for song writing and recording his music. Tyler has been playing guitar for seven years and is currently studying music at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado.
Devin Bills (bass guitar/vocals) loves music and lives to be on stage. He has been playing bass for seven years. He loves entertaining and making people laugh. He loves bringing the low end bass to the mix and dancing across the stage. Devin currently works full time for Best Buy on the Geek Squad.
Benjamin Hatch (drums) began playing drums at the age of 11. Ben has honed his skills for the last four years playing with the Marine Corps band in New Orleans. He brings an amazing jazz style and creativity to the stage. Ben is currently working on a music degree in Denver, Colorado.
Joseph Humphreys (keyboards) began playing piano at the age of 5. He was trained in classical music and developed a love for jazz in his teens. Joe also played in the Marine Corps band in New Orleans with Ben and has studied music at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently working on finishing his music degree.
Joe Fornothin has appeared in several publications which include the Denver Post, Colorado Music Buzz Magazine, and The Westword.
The King Stan Band
The King Stan Band has been a Colorado-based rhythm and blues favorite since 2007. Headed by lead singer “King Stan” Stroman, the band provides a unique blend of 60’s soul and blues. Stan’s back ground includes touring and collaborations with R & B greats such as Wilson Pickett, Junior Walker and the All-stars, Greg Allman, The Staple Singers and many more. Stan has a unique ability to make the audience part of the show; reminiscing about past tours, venues such as the Apollo Theater, and playing the blues on the road. The band’s “freight train” rhythms are provided by bass guitar player John “Machine Gun” Gallagher who also has a long career playing with many bands including Al Martino, Bobby Vinton, and Bobby Sherman. Lead guitar is handled by Ted “Guitar” Loughry who was recently featured in Guitar Player magazine. Lastly, the extremely strong drum line is provided by Mark Marusin who learned his art growing up in Colorado.