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Last Update: December 19, 2006
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CURRENT: In October 2006, FURTHER DOWN released their 3rd full length record, “7 Years Hard Luck”. Explosive southern vocals, impressive powerful hooks, and dual lead guitars pretty well describe the new songs off “7 Years Hard Luck".
“7 Years Hard Luck” was recorded at the famous Memphis TN recording studio, Ardent Studios (Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, REM, The Allman Brothers, North Mississippi Allstars, 3 Doors Down, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The White Stripes) and was produced by Pete Matthews (Evanescence, North Mississippi Allstars, Devon Allman, Paul Simon). The record features Rick Steff (Hank Williams, Jr., The Gin Blossoms) on keyboards on "Black & Bleach" as well as Susan Marshall (Lenny Kravitz, Afghan Whigs, Lynyrd Skynyrd) & Jackie Johnson as backing vocals on "Get Your Rocks Off".
FURTHER DOWN has performed songs off the new album in major televison markets on KAIT TV’s “Good Morning Region 8” and on the Channel 3’s “Live at 9” show based out of Memphis TN. Several major radio stations have already picked up some of the new songs. Clear Channel Radio, KISS 101.9 FM (Jonesboro AR) received such a great audience response with “What You Say”, the song has been placed in active rotation with all other major label recordings. Other stations includes: Z100.5 FM (Jonesboro AR) “Black & Bleach” in active rotation - Z95.5 FM (Poplar Bluff MO) Hour show on October 7, 2006 featuring the entire CD -The Max 93.1 (Batesville AR) “What You Say” - Rock 103 (Memphis TN) “Get Your Rocks Off” & “What You Say” background plays on the Ric & Dennis Show also multiple weekends on the Great Unsigned - The Edge 100.3 (Little Rock AR) “What You Say” multiple plays on local show.
The new songs are as pure and emotional as rock & roll gets portraying images about love, relationships and the southern way of life from the delta region of Arkansas. The band will be performing over the next year through out the MidSouth (US) and areas of Europe in support of the release of “7 Years Hard Luck”.
EXPERIENCE: One of the hottest original rock bands performing in the MidSouth, FURTHER DOWN has shared the main stage with over 25 major label artists including LIVE, SEETHER, KING'S X, TANTRIC, TRAPT, SALIVA, SWITCHFOOT and DROWNING POOL. The band has played hundreds of live shows through out Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi at venues such as Clear Channel Metroplex, Hall of Industry, The New Daisy, Hard Rock Café, Overton Park Shell, Mud Island, ASU Convocation Center, Clear Channel’s 4th In The Forest, Rockin’ on the Ridge, U of A Independence Hall, Batesville River Amphitheatre, University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi, Juanita's, Wall Street, West End, The Red, Sticky Fingerz, The Revolution Room, Riverfest Amphitheatre and many more.
2005 SELECTIONS: As the 2005 runner-up as best original band of all genre by the Arkansas Times Showcase, FD gained immediate regional attention. They were also selected as a semifinalist in the national 2005 ZIPPO HOT TOUR and a semifinalist in the 2005 DISC MAKERS SOUTHEAST INDEPENDENT MUSIC WORLD SERIES.
INTERNET: Currently ranked one of the top southern rock bands in the World on www.MySpace.com with over 80,000 record spins and over 7,000 friends. FD websites are updated weekly www.sonicbids.com/furtherdown (EPK) & www.furtherdown.us. The band has a growing email list of approximately 7,000 and they are listed on over 15 major websites. See what people are saying at www.myspace.com/furtherdown
BAND MANAGER: Charles “Skip” Mooney, Jr., Mooney Law Firm P.A., P.O. Box 1428, Jonesboro AR 72403-1428. email@example.com
Micheal Collins: Lead Vocals - Robby Rigsbee: Guitars - Dustin “Red” Dorton: Bass & Vocals - Josh Copeland: Drums, Guitars & Vocals - Evan Wilons: Drums
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