Fake Your Own Death in the land of drummers of plenty.  

Today is Wednesday, January 17th 2024 and tomorrow Fake Your Own Death will be playing alongside The Ferocious Few. As I was writing for our recent article of The Ferocious Few, I thought it would be a nice touch to write some thoughts I've always had when reflecting on Fake Your Own Death over years. 

I met Fake Your Own Death through a recommendation when booking a show at the Rickshaw Stop. I dug the music and tried to keep track of their shows. Their lineups those first couple of years are a little hazy but I vividly remember seeing them at The Hemlock and they rocked. Some crazy antics guitar guy was going nuts, and the drums were banging!!! That was when I met August Churchill and I believe the first time I saw Dan Francisco playing drums with the band.

Knowing now what I know about the importance of a great drummer. Terry has been blessed finding bad ass drummers. With Dan Francsico on drums, the band had edge. Of course they did, Dan is a big-time rock n roll drummer. Playing with power, Dan drove the music in a way only a few could. When describing Fake Your Own Death to others with Dan Francisco on drums I would say, they are kind of of like the Foo Fighters song 'Everlong'. 

I remember with Fake Your Own Death still going on, Terry wanting to try a different style of songs and started El Terrible. The songs leaned indie, played with feel and a softer touch. This is when I met Scott. Scott paints with an artist's touch and his versions of the old songs merges the two styles of the bands into who they are today. His style of play opens more terrain for the band to venture. 

When one falls over and stumbles into only great drummers to collaborate with. One could say you are in a drummer's version of a place of plenty. Fake Your Own Death have recently released a new EP. They play out often. On Jan 18th They will be main support at Bottom Of The Hill with The Ferocious Few (headlining) and EBTE (opener). 

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