Friday, 24 May 2024

Popular metal band makes track toward fame

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Faded At Four, led by singer Jon Foutch, performed Saturday night in Lakeport. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

LAKEPORT – Five of Lake County's new favorite sons rocked more than 220 of their biggest fans Saturday night, just 10 days before they're scheduled to participate in a huge battle of the bands showdown in Los Angeles.


The result of that competition is worth a million bucks – and a recording contract.


Nearly a fabled group, Faded at Four – Jon Foutch, Chris Murphy, Brian Kenner, Martin “Martan” Scheel and Chris “Pencil” Sanders – have managed during the past year or so to best more than 4,000 other bands invited to the Bodog Battle of the Bands, competition covering the entire country, Canada and Europe.


Their competition, now reduced to a dozen or so, continues in LA with the final eight bands participating in a reality-based TV show that will have the bands competing for national exposure as well as a recording contract and a cash prize of $1 million.


The band, together for more than five years, has yet to score big on the money side of the business. But they have multitudes of fans who crisscross all age groups.


They have a heavy metal sound that includes dynamic lyrics, and timely social and political statements.


I can’t wait to remind people ... I knew them when!


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