Welcome back to The Tour Bus Music Show. It’s episode# 39 and on this show we will be featuring an interview and music with Farewell 2 Fear. Farewell 2 Fear is a 5 piece band that was launched in 2010. With members hailing from several cities, the band is based in New Orleans, LA. The band was signed to the Silent Majority Group (SMG) label in late 2012 and is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album currently slated to be released in Spring 2013. The group currently has shows scheduled across the south ranging from Louisiana to Florida with more to come in support of their new album in the summer of 2013.
Mike Craig: Lead Vocals
Bob Bearden: Lead Guitar
Mojo: Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Adams: Drummer
Jeremy Sevens: Bass
To date the group has released a single from their previosly released EP.The chart topping hit “Fire” from that EP is currently being played in heavy rotation on SiriusXM Octane. The group has also released another single, a rocking cover version of Rihanna’s hit song “Diamonds” which has landed as Texas’ Rock 108 #20 on their top 40.
As we think you will hear on this week’s episode, this band has a lot in store ahead for them and in our opinion from what we have seen so far, we think we are going to see great things for this group going forward.
You can find more information of Farewell 2 Fear at www.farewell2fear.com, http://www.reverbnation.com/farewelltofear and you can also connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/farewell2fear as well as on their twitter account at www. twitter.com/farewell2fear.
F2F Bio (From Their Website)
Farewell 2 Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of super rock stars like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Sound Garden. Farewell 2 Fear revisits that era with big rock riffs, big choruses and big anthems for a new generation of mainstream rockers. The band has members in New Orleans, Jacksonville and Lincoln.
Launched in 2010, Farewell 2 Fear was formed out of a passion for music with a message. F2F music at the core is that of “empowerment” and endless possibilities.
The meaning behind the name: fear impedes all areas of our lives’, the day you say “Farewell 2 Fear” is the day you realize that you are free from any obstacle holding you back from living the life you were meant to live. Couple that message in with talented vocals, awesome writing, killer guitars, bass and drums and you have F2F.
In late summer 2012 the band met former Creed, Sevendust and Paramore Manager, Jeff Hanson. F2F was immediately singed to Hanson’s ADA promoted and distributed label, Silent Majority Group. SMG is home to Tantric, Candlebox and Framing Hanley. Under the A&R direction of Hanson the band co-wrote and produced the album New Blood with Brett Hestla (Dark New Day/Creed).
Farewell 2 Fear’s first single from the LP was exclusively released to SiriusXM’s Octane and debuted at number one on their playlist and landed at #8 on the listener generated “Big-Uns” countdown! The band launched lyric videos on YouTube for “Fire” and a cover version of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” in January and generated over 50,000 views in the first 4 weeks.