Monday, March 30, 2009

The Fray Biography

From : Denver
Members : Isaac Slade (vocals/ piano), Joe King (guitar), Dave Welsh (guitar), Ben Wysocki (drums)
Genre : rock
Year Formed : 2002


In 2002, three years after leaving school (the Faith Christian Academy) they met by chance in a music shop. This meeting led to several into-the-early-hours jam sessions, which in turn led to them forming a band. Ben Wysocki , also from Faith Christian Academy, (on drums) and Dave Welsh (on guitar) joined them.

All four members have deep religious beliefs, so the band’s early songs had strong Christian messages. The group were a popular rock act at Church halls. Isaac’s brother, Caleb joined the band to play bass. But he split from the band with much recrimination, due to musical differences. This break up was later cited by Isaac as being his inspiration when writing the lyrics to ‘Over My Head (Cable Car)’.

At first all Isaac’s lyrics carried the Christian message. This all changed one day when, while working behind a Starbuck’s counter, he made the big decision to drop any religious meaning from his compositions. This had the knock on effect that the band branched out into playing the local club scene.

The group’s debut album How to Save a Life was released in fall of 2005. To support the album, the band went on their first nationwide tour, supporting Weezer. The following year the band were headlining their own tour. Two singles from the album were released - Over My Head, and How to Save a Life both of which became smash hits in the charts. And finally in 2009 The Fray released their second album, self-titled The Fray. The first track off the album, You Found Me went on to chart success on both sides of the Atlantic.

16 comments:

sapisays said...

udah lama juga gw ga dengerin the fray.. pada kemana ya album nya..

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Jadet said...

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Muryan Awaludin said...

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Have a nice day.

andriyawan said...

the fray?
belum pernah dengar lagu-lagunya,,
jadi, no comment az dulu,, ;)

mapple said...

pernah denger ga ya ... kadang ada lagu yg suka nyanyiin tapi ga tau penyanyinya ^^

idhanz said...

wah saya malah baru tau

ah-leee-saa :]] said...

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aan said...

d fray? yes i know,,kalo bisa link download nya,,
I like that,,,

samuel adinugraha said...

interesting :)
Music
Inspirasi Samuel

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ria imut said...

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RADJA BONTANG said...

the fray ? tau ngak ya..

Dark Read said...

visiting here.... next time come too...

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