SongVault Artist Profile
Michigan, United States
Hard Rock / Rock
FEAR BLIND BIO
Fear Blind is a breath of fresh air for Rock fans nationwide. A melodic voice set against highly aggressive riffs is one way to describe a layer of this multidimensional band. They push creativity to the edge with passionate & expressional songwriting and explode with energy during their captivating live show performances.
Formed in 2001 by founding members Ryan LaChappelle, Billy McDonald and Dave Foster, Fear Blind has evolved through many changes over the years, cycling through vocalists and growing, both as individual musicians, and as a band.
In late 2005, left without a vocalist, Ryan, Billy and Dave were forced to make a decision; either throw in the towel and give up on the band, or begin the long and arduous search for a new singer.
They didn�t have to look far. In working at Guitar Center, Dave was able to recruit their front man Brent Wheeler, a fellow employee, and extremely talented musician. Brent, having lived in California, had already spent 6 years in the �scene� working with a variety of amazingly talented musicians which gave him a wealth of knowledge and experience. The band began writing an all new catalog of songs and has since shared the stage with bands such as Nonpoint, Ra, Taproot, Days of the New, Hurt, 10 Years, Egypt Central, and Ashes of Soma.
Discography: "Step Inside" - 2007 - self-produced by Fear Blind with Worldwide Distribution through Snocap, My Space, iTunes, CD Baby, Napster, and A&R Select. �Step Inside� album tracks are commercially licensable through Pump Audio for TV, Film, Video Games, and more.
Sahaj Ticotin of Ra will be Producer on some upcoming Fear Blind tracks�please stay tuned for more.
"Fear Blind�s debut album �Step Inside� sounds really good and it is well produced, Brent�s vocal reminds me of a cross in between Brandon from Incubus and Maynard from Tool,
but with his own sound!�
~ Rafael Moreira
(Lead Guitarist for Paul Stanley (KISS), Pink, Sisqo, Christina Aguilera) (House Lead Guitarist for ROCKSTAR CBS Series Show)
(Front man for Magnetico)
"The band sounds awesome!! Super tight, lots of cool guitar work and textures. Brent�s vocals are always amazing; passionate and real which is rare these days. The drummer has a lot of chops which is awesome sometimes, for me, they were on display a little too much but still really cool to hear some interesting drum stuff.
All in all Fear Blind is a great modern rock band. Led by an amazing front man and a machine-like band, Fear Blind is a refreshing breath of fresh air in a stagnant corporate rock world.�
~ Jeff Bowders
(Drummer for Paul Gilbert of Mr.Big)
(Author of Hal-Leonard Books and DVD�s on Drumming)